Suite of new iphone apps for Speech Therapists
"Speech Pathology Toolkit is a series of apps designed for speech pathologists and therapists." We're proud to be part of this development as it helps people who suffer from difficulties with speaking.
The toolkit includes:
- Easy AAF
- Sound Level Meter
- Speech Amplifier
- Swallow Now
- Voice Recorder
This app was very interesting from a development perspective as we needed to digitally alter audio streams on-the-fly. We chose to implement the FMOD interactive audio middleware to manipulate audio going into the app and out again in real-time. Usually audio is handled when playing or recording, not both at the same time and so even with the 3rd-party library, it was quite a challenge.
The Easy AAF application processes the user's voice, changes the pitch and plays it back to the user with just 20ms latency. This is quite a feat on a mobile phone and removes the need for expensive dedicated hardware.
The goal of the toolkit is to make features of the expensive collection of hardware used in this industry available to more people. In lots of cases the toolkit can replace up to 6 pieces of dedicated hardware - that's got to leave your bag a little lighter!
Now available on iPhone, speech therapists and service users can carry the toolkit around in their pocket.