Getting Back the Gift of Gab: NexGen Handheld Computers Allow the Mute to Converse

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The latest assistive communication devices are here, and they work a bit like your iPhone

By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American bit.ly/18RH28

Justin Birch lost his ability to speak in 2003 as the result of a brain aneurysm, but these days he is such a facile conversationalist he can ask for his favorite dinner—Ruby Tuesday Minis with fries and a raspberry iced tea—as well as harass his opponents after he defeats them at Texas Hold ‘em.

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