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Rabbit & Pork develops voice-initiated therapy tool for people with aphasia – The Drum

Friday, 16 July, 2021

Rabbit & Pork develops voice-initiated therapy tool for people with aphasia – The Drum

Rabbit & Pork has worked with university researchers to create an Alexa Skill providing speech therapy to people with aphasia

 
Leading voice agency Rabbit & Pork has designed, developed and built an Alexa Skill with researchers from City, University of London that allows smart speakers to facilitate speech therapy for people with aphasia.

The first-of-its-kind, voice-initiated therapy protocol, delivered via Amazon Alexa, facilitates a semantic feature analysis-style naming therapy for people with aphasia – a language disability that results in communication problems for one-third of all stroke survivors.

John Campbell, managing director of Rabbit & Pork, said: “Insights informed us that voice assistants are often seen as a useful device for someone with a physical or visual impairment. Thus, we approached City, University of London’s brief with a key research question: can Alexa be used as a therapy practice tool?”

Read more at: https://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2021/07/14/rabbit-pork-develops-voice-initiated-therapy-tool-people-with-aphasia

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