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Saturday, November 3, 2012

iPad Dog Commands - TouchChat

Another great story, referred by Terry Kappe, SLP!

The folks at TouchChat have put their app to work for a young girl with autism and two trusty dogs. Personalized with pics/words, this TouchChat vocabulary can be used to allow the child to give these pups commands using her iPad. 

Ricochet and Rina have been learning how to take voice cues from the synthesized voice (Laura) from an electronic device. Watch a training session video HERE. Technology creates learning curves for all beings (not just the human kind).  Alternatively, the programmer could have also used the Button Action called "Play Audio" so that the app can play digitized speech of an actual person delivering the verbal command with proper inflection.

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