Vocalyx is an application available on Android or Apple tablets and smartphones. Vocalyx allows a person with language or communication disorders to increase their ability to communicate with their family and friends. It can be used temporarily as an alternative form communication, or it can be used to actively participate in self-rehabilitation by creating and sharing practical rehabilitation exercises between the user, health professionals and caregivers.
The principle is simple: you press on a photo, image or text, and Vocalyx uses a synthesized voice to vocalize the corresponding message.
Thanks to its various functions, such as QWERTY/ABCD keyboards, pictograms, photos, and libraries organized by themes, it can effectively meet the specific needs of each type of language, vocalization or communication disorder.
Vocalyx was first imagined by Doctor Olivier De Masfrand, MD, and was then created and perfected by a medical team made up of doctors, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and cognitive scientists in order to help people who are unable to express themselves because they suffer from a language or communication disorder.
A no-obligation free trial download of Vocalyx is available in the AppStore (for iPhone and iPad by clicking here ) and in the PlayStore (for smartphones and Android tablets. by clicking here )
All you need in an internet connection! Click the link above that corresponds to your device, and click "install" for Android or "get" for Apple.
At the end of the trial, you are free choose if you would like to pay month to month (no contract) or if you would like to buy the final version.
You will not pay anything at the end of the trial if you do not choose to continue.
The trial period give free access to 200 vocalizations, which means 200 clicks on any pre-made or customized keys and includes access to all the functions of Vocalyx.
After validating either your email or your phone number, you will receive your license number by email or text message, . The first time you open Vocalyx, you just have to input this code. To activate the license, your device must be connected to the internet. Once activated, your license is valid for 200 clicks on the voice keys.
If you did not recieve your license number, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
Find the different prices and the associated downloadable quotes by clicking here.
If you wish to buy Vocalyx alone, it is available for purchase directly in the AppStore ( by clicking here ) and in the PlayStore ( by clicking here ).
Professionals, centers, associations and other groups, please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 06.98.23.23.45. Preferential rates exist for you.
For any payment problems in the online stores, consult the "payment problems" section of this page or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 06.98.23.23.45to pay by check or transfer.
If you wish to buy a tablet with Vocalyx pre-installed, or if you would like a how-it-works training session for Vocalyx, you can consult the various prices and associated downloadable estimates by clicking here or by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling us at 06.98.23.23.45 to finalize the purchase.
If you are a medical professional, or if you represent a center, an association or group, and you are interested in the more advanced features of Vocalyx, like the remote keyboard sharing option, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 06.98.23.23.45. Group rates are available for you.
If you encounter problems when paying in the PlayStore/AppStore, it may be due to the blocking of your payments by Google or Apple This could happen following large payments, as is the case for the purchase of Vocalyx, in order to prevent possible fraud.
If this happens:
We are sorry for any inconvenience you may encounter while trying to make a payment.
If you made the purchase by check or transfer directly to Vocalyx, you can request the invoice by email at email@example.com.
If you purchased Vocalyx from the online store you can access your invoice in your Purchase History.
You wish to buy Vocalyx and get a reimbursement from the MDPH :
Here is the mdph application form that you must fill out and send in (click here to obtain the mdph form).
You can buy Vocalyx now and then apply for support so you don't have to wait to benefit from the daily use of Vocalyx!
Every brand has its advantages and its supporters!
Android assets: low cost tablets compared to other operating systems. Androids also offer a large range of touch screen formats, and there are phones and tablets offered in many sizes ( 5, 7 or 10 inch tablets/12, 18 or 25 cm diagonal screen size). Androids are also available in shock resistant and waterproof versions.
Apple's advantages: reliable, high speed, and congruity of the device.
Warning: some low-end tablets may not be suitable for Vocalyx. If the tablet is of cheaper quality it can cause bugs with the Vocalyx application, such as the sound can be weak, the screen can have low resolution, there may not be Bluetooth (or it might not work properly), and the tablet battery life can be limited, and sometimes access to Googleplay is not available.
The criteria :
NB: To relieve the RAM and avoid slowdowns, remember to close the other applications with the "recent application" button.
Vocalyx is available with associated hardware. To benefit from a tablet + Vocalyx package, please consult the prices (by clicking here) then contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 06.98.23.23.45.
The Vocalyx app is available for both smartphones and tablets.
For both options the same keyboards are available. The screens will be the same, but the keys will be proportionally smaller on a smartphone unless you change the size of the keys in the settings.
The overall performance, including speed are equivalent. They only differ in screen size and in their ability to make phone calls/send messages. </ Br> </ br> Depending on your needs, you could choose a tablet with either a 7 inch or a 10 inch screen (20 cm or 28 cm diagonally). Either of these would be easy to use for someone who either cannot see well or who has motor coordination difficulties. Either of these sizes would be good for exercises at home or with a professional speech or occupational therapist. A 7-inch device can fit in a purse. If the user is often sitting down, a 10-inch screen would be best. This is the equivalen size of an IPAD.
For more mobile use, a smartphone with a screen of 4 to 6 inches (10 cm to 16 cm diagonally) is recommended. In practice, if Vocalyx users walk without difficulty, they can choose a mobile version with a screen of about 10 cm, or the size of a phone. In addition to the basic functions of Vocalyx, on a smartphone it is also possible to send messages and pictograms directly through your mobile plan if you wish, without using a wifi connection which is needed to use the application on a tablet. </ Br> Some users choose to have 2 devices equipped with Vocalyx; a tablet to keep at home for rehabilitation exercises with a larger, easier to read screen, and a smaller, lighter smartphone to carry with them on the go.
Vocalyx is available on TABLETS and SMARTPHONES but not on computers.
Vocalyx can be used on most tablets and phones that work with Android and Apple operating systems.
For Apple devices, Vocalyx is compatible with all recent versions.
For Android devices (Samsung, Nexus, Asus, etc.), Vocalyx is compatible with version 4.2.2 up to the most recent version.
If the download and installation do not complete correctly, check that your Android or Apple OS is sufficiently advanced.
Vocalyx is a tool recommended and used by thousands of patients and speech therapists on a daily basis.
Vocalyx has many tools that facilitate communication, as well as exercises for people who fall into 3 categories of difficulty:
Every need is unique! Vocalyx can adapt to 90% of these profiles. There are many ways to converse, from the most standard to the most personalized.
Vocalyx was created and designed by a medical team of doctors, speech therapists, and occupational therapists in order to be an adaptable and customizable tool for all user profiles, and all cognitive and memory levels.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of diseases that may benefit from Vocalyx :
And any other form of language and communication disorders. Moreover, Vocalyx adapts to associated motor or visual disorders (through modifying the size of the keys, through the possible use of peripherals, through modifying the press time of buttons on the screen.
The application has been designed to be very ergonomic and intuitive without the need for a background in computers or technology. Vocalyx echoes the user's natural curiosity and desire to play. Nevertheless, a complete manual is integrated into the application.
VOCALYX is a complete and adaptable solution for all cognitive and memory levels :
In fact, Vocalyx adapts to different forms of language and communication disorders, as well as to associated motor or visual disorders by modifying the size of the keys, by the possible use of peripherals, by modifying the duration of press on the screen, ect.
Yes! Vocalyx is used offline and is therefore usable in any place and situation of everyday life, whether as a temporary alternative form of communication or for practicing between rehabilitation sessions.
However, there are some important things that require at least a temporary internet connection:
There are a few other interesting and convenient features that require an internet connection :
You can use and add any external images to the application.
A bank of photos and pictograms is available directly from Vocalyx in the Vocalythèque (requires internet connection to download).
Other image banks are also available free of charge.
For pictograms :
For photos :
In addition to these image banks, you can also use your own photos that you take with your camera, phone, or tablet.
If you have an Apple device, you can change the synthetic voice by going to the application settings from the home page and then click on "Voice" and you can change voices from there.
You can adjust the following sounds and text-to-speech settings :
If you have an Android device, you can download new voices directly from the PlayStore (male or female, adult or child voices, or even more "human" sounding voices, with for example, Voxygen clicking here).
Once a voice has been downloaded, you can use it by going to the application settings from the home screen, then to the voice section and finally to "open the voice synthesis settings" and select the voice you wish to use.
If no sound is emitted when you press the voice keys, then here are a few things to try:
Vocalyx is available for purchase for 219.99 € TTC for use during an interminate period. This includes any future updates we might add to the application. There are also short term subscirptions offered: 9.99 € for 1000 clicks during a 1 month period OR 49.99 € for 10,000 clicks during a 6 month period.
Large discounts can be granted to groups according to their size.
These prices also include the possibility of a half-day training session in Paris for groups of around ten people.
If you wish to participate in a training course, please contact us so that we can organize a group.
In a few simple steps :
If you don't know how to use a tablet or smartphone, the best thingt to do is to ask for help in the store when you buy the equipment.
If you have any problems later, or during the installation, for example, do not hesitate to call our hotline at 06.98.23.23.45.
From the application's home page, you can access the manual, tutorials and help by pressing the help **button at the top left of your screen.
All you have to do is click on **Notice, **Tutorials **or **Checklist ** and their corresponding pages will open.
You can find the voice synthesis and gesture settings on the screen.
Keyboard and key parameters for modifying the key size, text or image display, as well as new key creation or modification, can be accessed directly from the keyboards themselves.
The Vocalyx checklist is also available by clicking here.
You have already installed Vocalyx or Vocalyx Aphasia on your tablet or mobile and made your purchase from: * the application by clicking on the "pay" button: everything is done automatically, you have nothing to do * from the website: it is possible that the link between your device and your purchase did not happen automatically, our team works as quickly as possible to activate your purchase.
You have not installed Vocalyx or Vocalyx Aphasia yet: You need to download the app from GooglePlay (for Android) or from AppStore (for iOS). Once the application is installed, you will have 200 free clicks (use of speech synthesis) while waiting for the activation of your purchase.
It is possible that in these different scenarios, our team tries to reach you with the coordinates which you transmitted to us during your purchase. We advise you to regularly monitor your emails (spam) and your calls.
If your case does not correspond to any city above, you can join our team at: 06.98.23.23.45 (+33 6 982 323 45); this number is not taxed.
If you want to record / share a keyboard and it is too heavy, you can follow this tutorial .