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It's always intriguing what the mind can visualize. And equally intriguing what people will decide to use an iPad for. In the year that it has been in the hands of the public, the iPad has made a remarkable impact on life as technology knows it. 

For uses in Healthcare, the iPad has been no less impressive. And, to boot, the iPad is far more affordable than dedicated medical devices (which can cost thousands), thus making a rumbling industry impact.

Take for example, Proloquo2Go, by AssistiveWare.
Proloquo2Go provides a full-featured communication solution for people who have challenges when it comes to speaking or communicating.

Children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, aphasia and other developmental challenges can use this app to help open up a new world of communication.

The Proloquo2Go app works by allowing the user to quickly tap on icon of items that will 'speak' as they get inserted into a 'Message' window.

Some of the features are:

  • Continually pressing on the item gives access to added features; such as plurals, possessives or conjugatives.
     
  • Tap the message window to speak the sentence created.
     
  • A plus button permanently adds the sentence to 'your vocabulary.'
     
  • Select 'Recents' to view and select items that were spoken in last 15 minutes, last hour, or last week.
     
  • Supports picture and text-based communication.

A really heartwarming use of Proloquo2Go on the iPad can be found in this Wall Street Journal article: Using the iPad to Connect

Proloquo2Go is optimized for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, requiring only a single license for your use on all three devices. And is available for download at the App Store for $189.99.

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