As many of you know, we recently came out with a communication application for the iPad called the Functional Communication System. I won’t spend a lot of time talking about this app (you can read more about it in a former blog post), but basically it’s a communication tool that uses real-life images and videos instead of symbols. It’s also customizable, allowing you to create your own items and categories, take your own pictures, record your own voice – even shoot your own videos. We believe it is the next evolutionary step in assistive technology in regards to communication.
What the Future Holds
We couldn’t be more excited to share our Functional Communication System with the special needs community, but since its release, we’ve already begun to make headway on our next big project. Currently work is underway at The Conover Company on a revolutionary new web-based tool that opens up a whole new world with our iOS application. Imagine being able to design a communication board for an individual user, post it to the web, then sync it wirelessly once the user turns on their device. Imagine being able to track usage analytics and view the results remotely.
Luckily, you don’t have to imagine this kind of technology much longer, because it’s real – and it’s coming soon from The Conover Company. Keep an eye on our blog, our Facebook, and our Twitter accounts in the next few months for more details.