PowerAFA is an Aphasia, speech and brain injury treatment software, that improves skills in aphasic patients.
- Monitoring statistics;
- Unilimited patients number (usefull for clinics);
- Exercises customization;
- Animated assistant (Microsoft Agent);
- SAPI 4/5 compliant (to use with any SAPI Text to speech engine, like Loquendo TTS and other SAPI TTS engines);
- Webcam feedback support (help user with correct pronunciation);
- Free software updates.
- Windows Operating System (32/64 bits architecture);
- Audio device and speakers (or headphones);
- Internet connection (for software updates);
- Microsoft Dotnet library 2.0 or above;
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*** BASE Version ***
- Only one patient can be managed;
- Up to 5 computers can be activated simultaneously.
*** PROFESSIONAL Version ***
- It is possible to manage up to 10 different patients;
- Up to 8 computers can be activated simultaneously.
*** ULTIMATE Version ***
- No limit to the number of managed patients;
- Up to 15 computers can be activated simultaneously.
Review by Loredana Sava - http://softsupplier.com
The brain is a very important part of our body, as it coordinates everything and tells the body what to do. Now people with aphasia – a language disorder appeared following a brain damaging or another trauma or simply a genetic factor – can benefit from special care and can practice using special software applications that will gradually improve their speaking.
PowerAFA is the perfect example of such a helpful software application. It was developed by Powerwolf Software Solutions, being compatible with all versions of Windows. This application has advanced features and is designed with the only purpose of making the people affected by aphasia exercise and improve their speaking abilities.
So PowerAFA uses lots of exercises that will improve the speaking abilities of those suffering from Aphasia. These exercises are simple enough to be processed by them and works step by step, leading to a small, but increasing improvement. Some of these exercises are sound recognition exercises, word recognition, image and letter exercises, verbs and actions exercises and so on. So the children will be presented slides with different words, letters and images and they will have to associate them with sounds, words, letters. It seems really easy at first sight, but this is only for normal people – for them it’s a big step forward as instead of being unable to communicate at all, they will progress and improve their speaking ability every day.
This kind of exercises are usually done under professional supervision, most of the times in specialized clinics or centres. That is why the software application is specially designed to be able to deal with an increased number of patients, giving you the possibility to customize them according to the needs of every patient. For those with a low ability t speak, you will use the most simple exercises and for the more advanced one, more complex exercises. There is an animated assistant provided by the software that is coloured in vivid colours and always moves all around the computer screen in order to draw the patient’s attention and curiosity.
PowerAFA gives the user the possibility to monitor the evolution of the patient thanks to the statistics held bu the application. It also makes automatic updates, so you will use the latest features without having to look for them yourself.