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Developing an Augmentative Mobile Communication System

  • Juan Bautista Montalvá Colomer
  • María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez
  • Silvia de los Ríos Pérez
  • Miguel Páramo del Castrillo
  • María Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)

Abstract

The widespread use of smartphones and the inclusion of new tech-nologies as Near Field Communications (NFC) in the mobile devices offer a chance to turn the classic Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) boards into Hi-Tech AAC systems with lower costs. This paper presents the development of an augmentative communication system based on Android mobile devices with NFC technology, named BOARD (Book Of Activities Regardless of Disabilities) that not only enables direct communication with voice synthesis, but also through SMS and expands the functionality of AAC systems allowing control of the smartphone and home appliances, all in a simple way just by bringing the phone next to the pictogram.

Keywords

AAC mobile phone NFC assistive technology smart home cerebral palsy ALS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Bautista Montalvá Colomer
    • 1
  • María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez
    • 1
  • Silvia de los Ríos Pérez
    • 1
  • Miguel Páramo del Castrillo
    • 1
  • María Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Life Supporting TechnologiesUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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