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Athlone IT Trialling Innovative Technique To Help Stroke Victims Speak

It involves augmented reality technology.

A researcher at Athlone IT is trialling novel technology to help stroke victims to find words.

Conor Keighrey from AIT's Software Institute has created a multimedia speech and language assessment capable of testing long-term memory.

A person with speech difficulties can undertake a virtual speech and language assessment, to examine  their ability to understand image and word pairings.

A device - like a fitbit - is also used to monitor a person's stress, to aid with the process.

The AIT researcher says the transformative potential of immersive technologies like this is starting to be recognised:

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