(CEREBRAL PALSY TODAY) – Santa Barbara, California-based sensory communication startup Smartstones recently unveiled the first sensorial communication platform allowing any sensory internet of things (iOT) device to become a communication tool — a major breakthrough in the world of assistive communication technology.


With Smartstones’ prose app and an EEG headset, you can send text messages or in-app push messages, simply by thinking them. The technology can benefit people with several disorders, including cerebral palsy.

Since 2013, the Smartstones application :prose has enabled nonverbal people to speak on an iPhone or iPad with simply a swipe, tap to speak with the Apple Watch, and gesture to speak with their patent pending Touch device. The company says :prose has become the defacto standard for nonverbal sensory communication, and “think to speak” technology is another breakthrough.


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