Irish technology start-up called Neuro Hero has launched a new set of apps for iOS and Android that aim to provide “affordable home-based therapy solutions for families whose loved ones have communication difficulties arising from stroke, brain injury and a range of other conditions”.
The four Talk Around IT apps were launched by Neuro Hero founder, Dr Aviva Cohen (above). The word-finding technology was inspired when Dr Cohen’s husband, Steve, survived a stroke which left him with severe expressive aphasia.
“I know firsthand how stroke, brain injury and other illnesses can lead to isolation and despair. I am determined to find practical, cost-effective ways to help families by creating effective home-based therapies and useful tools like our short videos,” says Dr Cohen.
There are around 30,000 people in Ireland living with the effects of stroke and conditions that can lead to speech and language difficulties.