I know I mentioned all the depressing Rettnett emails. Today though I read a very interesting one that linked to an article! Here is part of it:
•Speaking your "mind."
It is quite literally mind-boggling. Twenty-four-year-old entrepreneur Michael Callahan was not visibly speaking. But you could listen to his "speech" through remarkable emerging technology called the Audeo. Using specialized sensors, Audeo translates neurological signals from the brain into speech. Callahan describes the process as a "step above thinking, and a step below speaking." The first commercial products, about a year away and likely priced around $8,000, will be developed for people with severe speech disabilities. But the technology can eventually be used for such mainstream purposes as video games. Callahan's Champaign, Ill.-based start-up is called Ambient.
Click here to view the company's website. Or just watch this video clip!!
It was presented at a Demo in SanDiego along with many other tech "gadgets." You can read the entire article here. I have to admit this sounds amazing. Hopefully more to come. I can see this having a huge impact in our Rett lives. You might see this listed on my "wish list" soon! We'll see.....