Well, you might not think they have very much in common. However, at SpeechVive SLPs and software engineers are working hand-in-hand to update the current calibration software used for the SpeechVive device. The goal of this update is 2-pronged:
1.) Provide a user-friendly calibration "wizard" for SLPs in the clinic
2.) Initiate work on our NIH-funded research to create a tele-health platform for SLPs to calibrate the SpeechVive and treat clients remotely.
Check out this great interview with Dr. Jessica Huber, the inventor of SpeechVive, as she explains more about the vision our team has for the future.
So, what do SLPs and Software developers have in common?
SLPs and Software Engineers have more in common than you might think!
SpeechVive will be at the World Parkinson's Congress September 20-23 in Portland, Oregon.
This event, coordinated by the World Parkinson's Coalition, is held every 3 years in an effort to create an international forum to learn about the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, caregiver initiatives and advocacy work related to Parkinson's disease.
We are thrilled to be a part of this great event. Come by our booth #716 and say "hi!"
As the inaugural post, I thought it fitting to give a little insight into what is going on behind the scenes at SpeechVive.
Currently, the team is working with a skilled group of software developers to completely overhaul our calibration software. This will change the whole experience clinicians have while setting up SpeechVive--for the better! Be on the lookout for updates on this exciting change. In the meantime, our version 1 software still works and is effective for calibrating devices. Calibrate on!
Dr. Huber has submitted new research for publication regarding SpeechVive. This new study gives more insight in the effectiveness of SpeechVive as a tool for people with hypokinetic dysarthria and specifically outlines a treatment protocol. We're looking forward to this paper's approval and publication.
From an engineering standpoint, we have a great team working on manufacturing and production with an Indiana-based company. Our product is made in the USA with oversight from our engineers.
Our clinical manager is happily fielding questions from customers and providing trainings to clinicians. In an effort to be available, more training is provided online. This means less time in the air with her phone/email off and more time available to you.
Our entire team remains committed to providing a quality product and experience. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, anytime.
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