A communication tool for people with speech impairment due to critical medical conditions.
Imagine how frustrating it is to not being able to communicate with others in your normal life. Now, put yourself in the shoes of a patient in the hospital who is already traumatized, whose vision is impaired due to all the medication, who has a limited motor control due to the tubes running allover and who is in need of much more help than a person in normal life.
Patients in this situation often struggle to communicate their needs, concerns and get help. They try to mouth the words and use gestures with the hope that the care providers understand what they are trying to say. When no one is around, if the patient needs to call front desk for help, with impaired speech, they cannot say what they need over the phone. Such difficulties leave both the patient and the care providers frustrated.
YoDoc tries to help patients overcome these difficulties while they are in hospital and in their recovery process. With touch of a button, they can speak out any of the phrases that comes with the app or write their own phrases to be spoken out. The big buttons, pictures and text in the app makes it easy for the patients with impaired vision to communicate with ease. Patients can also show the exact location of the pain with the drawing tool and say how they feel. The app is available in English and Spanish languages.