Study for People with MS and Speech Disorder and their Caregivers
Protocol: STUDY00002014
Full Title
The Usefulness of the Talkitt Speech Recognition Technology in Improving Quality of Life for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and Dysarthria
Description
We are looking for people with MS who have dysarthria and their caregivers for this research study. The purpose of this study is to find out is a software application can improve quality of life by making speech easier to understand.
You will be in this study for about 3 months. You will have two study visits. You will use a software application every day for three months during your everyday communication. You will also be given assistance with using the application. You and your caregiver will give feedback about your experience with the application.
Participants will be compensated.

Technical Description

This is a small pilot study to evaluate the usefulness of a software application, Talkitt, that translates an individual's speech in real-time among 20 individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Dysarthria. We will evaluate whether the use of this application improves quality of life among patients with MS and Dysarthria and will evaluate whether the use of this application improves caregiver-related quality of life.
Compensation: No
Eligibility
Adults ages 18-75.
Have been diagnosed with MS and moderate-severe dysarthria.
Have an iPhone or iPad.
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: CAILA VAUGHN
Contact(s)
CAILA VAUGHN
hilbert2@buffalo.edu
+1 716-859-3393
Want to Learn More?
Let us know how the study team can reach you. If you do not hear back within 2 business days, reach out to the study team directly at the contact information above or email ctsiresearch@buffalo.edu and someone will assist you.