Software to Help Children With Communication Problems

by Rajashri on  June 5, 2009 at 8:57 PM News on IT in Healthcare   - G J E 4
 Software to Help Children With Communication Problems
Computing scientists from the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee, and Capability Scotland claim to have developed software that will allow children with communication issue to converse in a better manner.

Children with motor difficulties have a hard time carrying on normal conversation. This software is designed to help them out.

"How was school today? uses sensors, swipe cards, and a recording device to gather information on what the child using the system has experienced at school that day," said Dr Ehud Reiter, from the University of Aberdeen's school of natural and computing science. "This can then be turned into a story by the computer - using what is called natural language generation - which the pupils can then share when they get home."

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the project was successfully implemented at the Corseford School in Renfrewshire.

Source: Medindia

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