Finally, you can hear your loved one’s inner voice.
Assistive Communications Technologies’ signature product, OiGO App, is a mobile application designed to empower its user to create unique, complete sentences to express specific, complex feelings, and to explore behavioral options to work through negative feelings. Utilizing touch screen technology, progressive prompting, text-to-speech, and customization options, OiGO guides the user through a color spectrum representing emotion-based language to help reveal unique feelings and a user-specific toolbox of behavioral options to deal with those issues.
Through OiGO’s two-tiered system, OiGO SELF and OiGO Help Me, once a user crafts a specific, unique feeling and reason behind that feeling, the user can take Social-Emotional Health one step further than anything on the market to explore appropriate, safe behavior options to deal with that feeling.
OiGO App is effective for users from adolescence to adulthood suffering from neurologically-based impediments to speech and language formulation, including autism, Alzheimer’s, aphasia, TBI, selective mutism, and virtually all other brain- or behavior-based language formulation disorders.
Created by National Science Foundation/I-Corp Fellows and family of a speech-challenged adult, OiGO developers were frustrated with the inability of a stable-but-static AAC market. They began to work with social-emotion language experts, behavioral therapists, and linguists to break through the limitations of that market. Their solution has been to create a device to help the millions of people with speech challenges to produce complex, age-appropriate feelings-based statements, with customization options to explain that feeling, and a tool box of positive behavior options.
Along their journey, they have collaborated with:
Johns Hopkins University,
The Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD
The University of South Florida, Tampa,
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and
Florida Polytechnic Institute
For Professional Caregivers:
Behavioral Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists of adolescents-to-adults with neurologically-based limitations in their ability to formulate complex, feelings-based speech.
OiGO provides professional therapists a fully customizable, easy-to-use application that their clients can keep with them and update, in real-time, their emotional processes and took kit to guide appropriate behavior.
The primary segment of users, as identified in a 2017 NSF/I-Corps Customer Archetype Study, benefit from OiGO’s unique mix of:
Loved Ones and Users:
OiGO is a low-cost, easy-to-use emotion-based progressive phrase builder that users and their loved ones can have with them at all times to explore and share feelings, and to self-regulate appropriate behavior.
Based on analysis of the Secondary Segment, a Recurring Revenue Model will create a community of users who can appreciate the feeling of a shared need.