What is the SmartPalate?
How it works:
The SmartPalate software allows users to see instant visual feedback of their tongue-to-palate contact shown through a computer monitor display.
The DataLink is a microprocessor that hangs around the neck with a magnetic lanyard and connects to the computer through a provided USB cord. The DataLink is equipped with a microphone that records the user’s speech and syncs with the SmartPalate’s visual feedback.
The SmartPalate captures tongue-to-palate contact during live speech, which is fed through the DataLink and then into the SmartPalate Software by connecting the SmartPalate through a micro USB cable to the top of the DataLink. It is a customized acrylic mouthpiece equipped with sensors that capture real-time tongue-to-palate contact.
—Holly Stankosky, M.S. CCC-SLP