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iPhone used as stuttering therapy tool

updated 11:15 pm EST, Mon January 26, 2009

iPhone treats stuttering

The iPhone is being used as a "real-life" therapy tool for stuttering. The Hollins Communications Research Institute says it has developed special software for the device that monitors and evaluates speech patterns to help patients overcome the speech impediment which affects an estimated 66 million people worldwide. The software provides training and feedback for patients in their everyday lives, outside of a speech clinic.

The iPhone screen provides instant feedback and "scoring," so patients can improve speech behaviors. Speech Monitor software displays fluency measurements for each word, allowing patients to practice speaking anywhere. The non-profit Institute said it completed trials last week, with "extremely positive results."

The device will be integrated into Hollins' 12-day stuttering therapy program.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Great!

    Now if only they could come out with a tool that doesn't cost $200 up front and $80 a month....

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