Technology continues to build bridges. This time around you tend to have people with communication difficulties. And that thanks to the ingenuity of the only 22-year-old Russian computer scientist Ivan Bakaidov. He developed a program with which disabled people can communicate thanks to special keyboards and language software. You have options for people who can only move their eyes. Unlike other similar ones, it’s free. The software that lets you talk to your eyes has a great social reach.
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Ivan Bakaidov has cerebral palsy. That did not prevent him from creating a very advanced intelligent communication system. An advantage for those who cannot express themselves due to their physical impairments such as language problems.
The invention is altruistic and free of charge. Indeed, it can be found on the internet. It was baptized as “Linka”. It allows four different computer programs to be downloaded to aid in speaking. The service will be updated to include instructions for use and technical support.
Each of them is designed for a different patient profile. Those who can use a keyboard or who need large buttons on a tablet. Or for those who can press pictures and those who can only press a button. Once the text has been entered or the image has been selected in one of these ways, the program will speak the message in any language.
One of the improvements is to include a version of the program for those who can only move their eyes. All you have to do is buy an eye tracking device and download the program for free. The screen shows a virtual keyboard. The user has to look at each letter for a second. Once the message is written, the robot will read the text when the person looks at the voice activation icon.
The software that lets you talk to your eyes is free. something unusual in this type of tool.
“I believe that the state is the one that should help the disabled. To get a comfortable wheelchair today you have to pay. I do not agree with it. Right now my show is being broadcast for free to anyone who wants to use it. Then I plan to charge a fee for it, but only for those who have this money, “said the young computer scientist.
His performance put him on the Forbes list this year as one of the Most Promising Russians Under 30 in the Social Practices category. For his invention he was also nicknamed the Russian Stephen Hawking. But he doesn’t agree with this label. He believes that he cannot be compared to a figure the stature of the American physicist. However, especially for those who can communicate thanks to this communication, he will always be a genius.