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A project log for Tawking

Low cost Stephen Hawking ACAT like tool for Android Devices

Jacob ChristJacob Christ 03/28/2017 at 22:370 Comments

Doing some research on the number of people that might benefit from this project found this data:

Based on U.S. population studies, a little over 6,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. (That's 15 new cases a day.) It is estimated that as many as 20,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.

On this page:

http://www.alsa.org/about-als/facts-you-should-know.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

It doesn't say how many of these people need communication augmentative devices such as we are attempting to make but I did find this company that makes low tech solutions (hence there name):

Also through the ALS page I found these people that make low tech solutions for commutations:

http://store.lowtechsolutions.org/

They list there products may be useful for people with:

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