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Assistive Technology and Disabilities

Speech and Language allow us to reach out to others and live satisfying lifes as independent members of society. Yet many people are hindered to express themselves verbally by a wide range of disabilities. Assistive technology devices can help those affected.

Our Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) tools help those affected by conditions like spinal cord injury, ALS, autism, cerebral palsy and strokes to express themselves and stay in two-way contact with the world around them. These pages describe some of the assistive technology devices and solutions that Tobii has created to assist persons with speech and language disorders.

  • Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) picture of Jörg and his assistive technology device

    Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Over 5,500 new cases of the disease are diagnosed every year in the US alone.

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  • Autism - With Assitive Technology devices and solutions from Tobii communication can be helped

    Autism

    Autism is a complex developmental disorder which affects and impairs social, communication and behavioral functions in individuals. The impairment of these functions caused by the disorder impacts the ability of the patient to communicate, both verbally and non-verbally. With Assitive Technology devices and solutions from Tobii communication can be helped.

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  • Cerebral Palsy - With Assitive Technology devices and solutions from Tobii communication can be helped

    Cerebral Palsy

    The term “cerebral palsy” refers to any one of a number of non-progressive neurological disorders caused by damage to one or more areas of the brain, it usually occurs during the development of the foetus or during or shortly after birth. There are different types of cerebral palsy, some affect the ability to speak. Communication can be helped with Assistive Technology solutions from Tobii.

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  • Developmental Delay - With Assitive Technology devices and solutions from Tobii communication can be helped

    Developmental Delay

    Developmental Delay is a term used to describe any significant delay in a child’s physical, cognitive or behavioral development, such as walking, sitting or talking. The term “global developmental delay” refers to children who lag behind in all aspects of their development including communication. With Assistive Technology solutions from Tobii Technology the everyday life could be a little easier.

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  • Stroke/Aphasia - With Assitive Technology devices and solutions from Tobii communication can be helped

    Stroke/Aphasia

    A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is obstructed, cutting off the supply of oxygen and damaging brain tissue. A stroke could cause aphasia which can affect the ability to speak. With Assitive Technology devices and solutions from Tobii communication can be helped.

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  • Rett Syndrome, with Assitive Technology devices and solutions from Tobii communication can be helped.

    Rett Syndrome

    Named after the Austrian physician that discovered it, Rett Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that almost exclusively affects girls and has a profound effect on their ability to communicate. With Assistive Technology devices and solutions from Tobii communication can be helped.

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  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

    Having a spinal cord injury can mean that even simple tasks require assistance. However, regaining a healthy level of personal independence is possible. And one of the ways is through Tobii eye tracking devices that provide you with access to a computer and the Internet.

    Learn more about Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
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    Brain Injury

    A brain injury can, without a doubt, change life in an instant. A traumatic brain injury is an acquired injury caused by external forces leading to disruption in brain activity. It can mean that activities once straightforward may now be difficult or impossible to perform.

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  • MS

    Multiple sclerosis (MS)

    Multiple sclerosis, often abbreviated as MS, is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system.

    Learn more about Multiple sclerosis (MS)