AlphaCore is a ready-to-use vocabulary specifically designed for people with ALS/MND and other literate adults with extensive communication needs.
AlphaCore for Mind Express is a complete communication strategy. You will find an extensive range of ready-to-use phrases, quick messages, different types of conversation subs and communication tips, all specifically for people with ALS or MND.
The ready-to-use messages with thematically arranged sentences help you communicate smoothly in an easy-to-use 6×6 format. The organization of those thematic sentences follows the natural logic of language: this allows you to communicate intuitively. So you have the “quick expressions” to keep a conversation going and the “communication tips” with which users can help their interlocutors communicate better with them. The “quick expressions” and “tips” are spoken instantly.
Thanks to the new “Message set” functionality, the ready-to-use vocabulary can be personalized even more smoothly.
Through the use of a high frequency core vocabulary, you can build up your sentences quickly
Personalise your AlphaCore system
Without the need of entering edit mode, users can personalise their own system uniquely to themselves.
Supports a wide-range of access methods including mouse, touchscreen, eye tracker, trackball, joystick, touch-pad and head tracker.
Besides the communication content, much attention has been paid to the operation of the system and the changing capabilities of the user group.
AlphaCore offers 9 different keyboards in Mind Express. Each keyboard responds to different operating options. For instance, you have a smart keyboard with high-frequency vocabulary for the touch user, keyboards adapted to people using eye controls, as well as research-based keyboards developed for operation with switches. With this, there is always a suitable solution.
Not sure which keyboard best suits your operating needs? The selection accuracy test can get you started in choosing the right keyboard. It helps determine the optimal layout (number and configuration of boxes on a page) that offers the most ease of use and efficiency.
AlphaCore incorporates InControl. InControl makes all Windows functions and programmes easily and quickly accessible with eye control. InControl displays all click and other mouse functions in one convenient bar on the screen. One simply selects the desired mouse function by looking at it in the bar, and then looks at the place on the screen where that function should be performed. This allows one to quickly and efficiently click, double-click, type or scroll in all Windows programmes. InControl is also customizable by the user, allowing them to autonomously customize InControl to their liking.
The author of AlphaCore is Amy Roman, a speech and language pathologist specialising in supportive communication for people with ALS and other neuromuscular disorders. AlphaCore is based on feedback from the many clients she counsels and on her 20 years of practical experience.
Together with her, we worked on a new version of AlphaCore. Combining some of the unique features of Mind Express with the power of AlphaCore, this new version is a total solution for the literate user.