Questions

• Does the Audeo read an individual’s mind?

The Audeo is controlled solely by the individual who is operating it. The Audeo does not read an individual’s mind. All of the activity that is needed in order to produce the desired result, is controlled by the individual itself. You make use of your neuro-muscular activity to produce signals that allow you to control the system.

• What signals does the Audeo pick up?

The Audeo picks up neurological signals that are sent to the muscles of the vocal cords. These are purely control signals, which mean that a person has to activate these signals physically for the system to actually pick it up.

• What activity does one have to do to get the Audeo to work?

A person has to produce control signals that activate the muscles, in order for The Audeo to work. For example, if you try to move your tongue up and down, or your throat forward, muscle contractions will occur in the laryngeal muscles, which in turn will produce the required signal. With some practice, a user can intentionally produce these same signals without any visual indication of activity.

• Does it work by just “thinking about speaking”?

It is not enough for a user to just ‘think about speaking’. The user has to produce some physical signal which is what we term as a control signal. There are different examples of producing this control signal, two of which are mentioned above. Another easy way to produce a signal is to swallow. This helps a user to initially learn how to produce a signal. To start with this might be an easy enough method, but going down the line this is not the best way for continued use.

• Does it translate my thoughts?

The Audeo does not translate a user’s thoughts. Instead it allows you to control the system by producing signals at any time you want, thereby enabling you to speak out how and when you want to.

• What are the opportunities for University researchers?

Ambient Corporation's most affordable package (Basic development package) puts development in the hands of the researchers. It includes a single wireless sensor, a research license, and enough technical documentation to get you started. This particular package can be bought directly from our website.

• What are the opportunities for corporate organizations?

We have 4 different packages available for Corporate organizations at various levels of involvement from our team. Please visit our Products page for more information on the different packages that are available.

• How do we go about obtaining a development kit?

The basic development package can be purchased directly from our website by clicking on the ‘Buy now’ button. For the remaining packages, all you have to do is fill out the form provided on the website, and someone from our team will get in touch with you to take you through the next steps.

• Is this product available for speech disabled individuals?

At this time Ambient is not selling communication systems for people with disabilities. Please visit the Products section of our website for more information on available products. This section is updated as and when new products become available.