Student project becomes life changing startup
Edmond, OK, 8/31/17: VisuALS Technology Solutions is offering a comprehensive
augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) solution for less than $3,000, a
fraction of traditional devices, and it’s available now. Seeing the need for affordable
AAC devices, VisuALS started as a student based project at Oklahoma Christian University, but has now turned into a full fledged business.
VisuALS is a best-of-breed solution that combines the VisuALS software, PC hardware,
and an eye-tracking bar to create an affordable and simple to use solution. By using
eye-gaze technology, patients can text-to-speech, record and save notes, browse the
web, have access to email, and control devices in the home through optional home
automation products. The VisuALS system sells for $2,700 and includes a Microsoft
Surface Pro tablet, a mount holder, a bluetooth speaker and the VisuALS software.
Patients separately purchase an eye tracking bar for $150 which the VisuALS team
integrates with the other components before delivery.
Wendy Beson, an RN at the Integris Neuromuscular Center, expressed her excitement
for the VisuALS solution. “It is of vital importance that people with ALS have a way to
communicate with the world around them. Eye gaze technology allows these people to
maintain their individuality, verbalize their needs, and maintain their independence for
so much longer. This technology is not only affordable but easy to learn and put to use.”
Carl Phelps, VisuALS’s first beta tester, said (through the VisuALS system), “We had
been warned about how expensive these products (assistive technology) can be, but
when we heard about VisuALS, we wanted to get one as quickly as possible.”
VisuALS’ CEO, Russ McGuire adds “We have met many brilliant, funny, sweet, caring,
and precious people with ALS. The disease robs their voice and their hands, locking
that beauty inside them. Our heart is to enrich their lives and our world by making
communications solutions available to as many as possible.”
The VisuALS solution is available now at visuals.tech/shop. There is no need to go
through all of the strenuous, and sometimes frustrating steps, of getting approved by
insurance and it can be delivered to your door within two weeks.
About VisuALS Technology Solutions, LLC
Based in Edmond, Oklahoma, VisuALS’ mission is to love our neighbors by restoring
independence, dignity, and hope through affordable assistive technology solutions.
Birthed out of an award winning student project, VisuALS continues to benefit from its
relationship with the innovative Oklahoma Christian University community. Learn more
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