Our autonoME environmental control unit (ECU) / speech generating device (SGD) package offers the most comprehensive and latest features available for the commercial marketplace. ASI has earned a reputation for remaining on the cutting edge of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and environmental control. As a result, our autonoME packages have gone through numerous upgrades and transformations over the years.
There was some promising new research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. A 58-year-old woman with late-stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) experienced astounding results with an experimental brain implant software program. This implant allowed her to actually control the on-screen keyboard of a SGD using her brain. Imagine being able to control your ECU/SGD with thought waves. This could revolutionize the industry, much like eye gaze did when it was successfully launched.
Could this be the wave of the future? Only time will tell, but this is certainly very promising news, not just for individuals with ALS, but all individual with quadriplegias. ASI will be monitoring this research very closely.
Read more here: Brain implant helps ALS patient “speak”