The Laboratory of Speech Technology and Rehabilitation (LSTR) has begun its work several decades ago at the then KFKI Research Institute (now Wigner Research Centre for Physics). Its initial aim was to facilitate the every-day life and work of the blind, deafblind and motion impaired. Later it became evident that some of the solutions developed by LSTR provide a significant help for non-verbal autistic people, too.
MObile SlateTalker (MOST) is LSTR's versatile assistive software currently running on Android devices developed for the blind and nearly blind. The app is usable through a braille mask specially designed for this purpose.
TalkPad is a software-based speech prosthesis facilitating the communication of non-verbal individuals with autism. A special mask (similar to that for MOST) placed over the device's touch screen helps its usage on Android tablets.
In the area of motion rehabilitation, we have developed a bicycle helping paraplegic people moving and strengthening the muscles in their paralysed lower limbs. The applied method is based on electrical stimuli causing the targeted limbs to move.
Media releases, video interviews:
Interview with Norbert Markus (Hungary) at ICCHP 2012