Spubble: Creating Speech Through an Icon Interface
Spubble is a mobile app aimed at assisting those with verbal communication issues. It is more than just your standard augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app, however. Spubble lets users build complete phrases with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface.
Spubble originated as a project in Prof. Elliot Soloway's Fall 2010 48-Hour Hackathon. It has since been refined, and is now available through the iTunes store.
Spubble Lite provides five categories with up to 150 words: Food, People, Places, Numbers, and General (yes, no, thank you, forward, backward, etc.)
Spubble was developed by CS students Jake Steinerman, Cheng Chen, Varun Maker, and James Thomas.