Control Bionics Launches World-Class Multi-Modal Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC) Device for Those with Speech and Motor Disorders
With Unique Combination of Technologies, New GridPad Trilogy™ Delivers Faster Communication Speed and Less User Fatigue with Enhanced Flexibility, Durability and Longevity
MILFORD, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Control Bionics announces the newest addition to its Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device line, the GridPad Trilogy™ communication solution. The new neuro-based voice output communication aid is intended to help people living with a range of conditions, including ALS, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Cerebral Palsy and Spinal Cord Injury, find their voice.
Offering touch control, eye control, and NeuroNode™ 3.0 control within the same system, the GridPad Trilogy is a unique 3-in-1 AAC device that progresses and grows with clients and their abilities. It allows for faster communication, at rates up to 133 percent that of other systems. And, because it offers multiple access methods within the same system, the traditional insurance barriers (limits on access methods and features) are alleviated, making it accessible to those who need it most.
“Our mission is to develop accessible, leading-edge AAC devices that can help those living with paralysis and loss of speech gain more control over their world,” said Rob Wong, CEO, Control Bionics. “Our latest solution, the GridPad Trilogy, is the result of strategic partnerships with some of the best minds in the industry, resulting in a technology that provides unparalleled benefits for our clients.”
The GridPad Trilogy features Control Bionics wireless wearable NeuroNode 3.0 technology combined with the powerful Smartbox Grid Pad 12 computer system and IntelliGaze™ v5 eye gaze device from Alea Technologies. The innovative combination of technologies allows for faster typing speed, less user fatigue and more control. It also boasts 12-hour battery life, the longest battery life on the market, for added reliability and flexibility.
“The new GridPad Trilogy will be an integral part of our product line, further enhancing our augmentative communication device offering,” said James Schorey, Chief Technology Officer, Control Bionics. “While our current Trilogy solution will continue to offer clients portability and speed, the new GridPad Trilogy is a more robust solution with unmatched battery life, sound quality and durability, rounding out our line to appeal to all needs.”
The GridPad Trilogy AAC device is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, GRID3 software, and a solid-state hard drive, enabling quick, seamless communication. And, with enhanced sound and volume, and a hardened glass, 12.5″ touchscreen display, this new solution offers added quality and durability.