The company was formed in 2013 under the Iowa Medical Innovation Group at the University of Iowa. This Medical Device company provides Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices to help caregivers improve their standard of care through better communication with impaired or disabled patients.
By enhancing patient-provider communication, the patented system solution helps organizations reduce the rate of preventable adverse medical events, improve evaluation metrics such as medical outcomes and patient satisfaction, and more easily meet hospital accreditation
The simplified plug & play technology detects the small, voluntary actions via a sensor allowing patients to control multiple devices including nurse call systems and other speech-generating devices. The product is easily mounted and interfaces directly with medical nurse-call infrastructure. The user chat vocabulary feature includes text and images specifically designed for hospital and long-term care use. The voices are gender and age specific and allow for a range of communication expressions including conversations regarding diagnosis, treatment, and potential outcomes.