4.4
112 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Mobile devices should be a means of integration rather than discrimination.

They offer new ways of overcoming disabilities and have the potential to make life easier for the disabled. This is HelpTalk's purpose.

HelpTalk is directed at people unable to communicate fluently orally or through writing with health professionals, family or any other person.

HelpTalk allows users to create sets of actions that represent their needs in terms of communication, with the actions most suited for each disability/user.

When the user taps each of the options the device speaks the selected command.

HelpTalk has features related to communication and emergency:


Communication:


Custom profiles

With HelpTalk, you can create a profile containing the actions most useful to any situation. A user can create a profile suited for their day-to-day life, a specific event, travelling, education, etc..

It helps people unable to communicate in a traditional fashion (people with aphasia, tracheostomized, ventilated with endotracheal tube, muteness, autism, illiterate, other language, children, etc.) to express their basic needs.

When each action is tapped, the device speaks the respective command.


Multiple languages

Create profiles in multiple languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Finish, Danish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish).

All you need is a Text-to-speech engine for the selected language installed on the device.


Speak any sentence

If what you want to express isn't contained in the currently loaded profile, just swicth to the "Talk" screen and you can write any sentence you want.

HelpTalk remembers the most common sentences typed, so that you can have easy access after writing just a few characters.


Users with reduced dexterity

For users with reduced dexterity, HelpTalk presents two big Yes/No buttons.

If what the user wants to express isn't contained in the currently loaded profile, the user can switch to this screen to answer basic questions.



Emergency:


S.O.S.

HelpTalk allows the user to configure an emergency phone number and an emergency message.

When the user taps the S.O.S. button, an SMS message is sent to the configured number. The user also has the option to include his current location's coordinates.


Location request

In cases where a user might suffer from any condition that may leave him disoriented (Alzheimer, Parkinson, dementia, etc.), being able to be located by relatives is crucial.

Using HelpTalk, when the phone receives a specific message from a specific number, it replies with the user's current location. For increased security, the user is allowed to set a custom trigger message and the phone number authorized to send the location requests.




HelpTalk uses the device's Text-to-speech engine to speak all the actions.

Android allows you to download and install additional Text-to-speech languages and voices.

You can search the Google Play app store for other alternatives.

HelpTalk provides links to Text-to-speech engines in other languages or with different voices. These links are provided for your convenience only since HelpTalk is not responsible for the development or maintenance of those engines.



Visit www.helptalk.mobi to start creating your custom profiles!
Updated on
Mar 12, 2019

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4.4
112 reviews
A Google user
May 5, 2019
I've had surgery and can't speak for a free weeks. This app is workable, but I'm unable to install more voices (dead links), when I use another app with sound (ie YouTube) it's sound no longer works and I need to close and open it again. I can't seem to change the speech rate or pitch and there doesn't seem to be a way to save common phrases that I'm using a lot using the app. Users can create multiple profiles on their site for quick, clickable icons that might be helpful. These can be shared.
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A Google user
October 2, 2019
I selected the voice in Spanish and keeps switching to English! The sound does not work sometimes
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alex miller
April 30, 2022
Comes in handy every winter when I get laryngitis. Great app.
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What's new

Bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Removed SOS feature since unfortunately the underlying feature is no longer allowed by Google Play store.