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The founding doctor of vocalyx challenges the situation of aphasia in france

The founding doctor of Vocalyx challenges the situation of aphasia in France

12h07 27/08/2018,

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On the occasion of the fourth Groupama-Créateurs de confiance awards ceremony, Vocalyx founder Olivier de Masfrand spoke about the situation of aphasia in France.

Today, many people suffer silently from aphasia that makes them unable to express themselves. These people are looking for a way to cope with their new disability and need a way to communicate as before.

The Vocalyx application helps these people by allowing them to express themselves correctly through keys that are vocalized for them, it gives them a voice and a sure speech through texts, images and sound recordings.

In this sense, Vocalyx is a voice for 300,000 aphasic people unable to express their ideas, their needs, their desires and their feelings.

A stroke can happen to anyone at any age.

But what is aphasia? It's finally for two thirds of them this situation: I had a stroke and because of this, I understand what I'm being told but I'm not able to say what I want. So I will say "yes" instead of "no" and "no" instead of "yes". I will eventually be mistaken for an intellectual deficient person on the street and sometimes in my family, so I will tend to lock myself in my room. Our idea with VOCALYX was to provide the means to communicate with talking keys, these keys being customizable. These people then start leaving their homes again. For them it is a huge gain in confidence because they have confidence in themselves, and for their carers it is confidence to see them go out and get a wand or to go shopping or to go to the hairdresser. This is why we question this cause of aphasia, it needs a major actor to tackle this worthwhile subject, because it is at the root of a considerable economic, social and human waste.