A speech-generating software system is also on the card and a second UB team, comprising of computer science master's students Ari Fogel and Praneeta Prakash, is trusted to develop this.
This system will enable nonverbal veterans to communicate with each other and caregivers; e-mail; text message; call friends via Skype; and complete tasks such as controlling the lights or TV via their computer.
Doing away with a mouse and keyboard, OmniSwitch allows users to control a computer with a single switch that plugs into a computer's USB port. The switch can take the shape of a large button, a sip and puff tube that detects air flow, or an eye gaze device that detects a person's blink. These access devices accommodate a disabled person's capabilities, allowing him or her to use the computer like a full-functioning individual.