August 12, 2009
The Xpress is the worlds most powerful augmentative communication device according to DynaVox, it’s creators. The unit is a handheld device that allows people to communicate more efficiently. It is designed for mobility and works well for those with, Stroke/Aphasia, Autism, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Apraxia of Speech.
On the technical side of things it has 2 battery options which can provide either 3.5 hours with swappable batteries or a single 8 hour battery for longer periods of use. Power management features are also included to help extend the battery life more. The case is made of Magnesium to prevent cracks and breaks if dropped for example. To further the dropping thing an 8GB flash memory module is included to prevent damage if dropped unlike a harddrive which potentially could be damaged. The front panel is made of glass to be resistant to scratches and water damage.
For full details of what the device can do and what it can be used for, check out the product page over at DynaVox. No details on pricing or availability are known just yet.