Project Vive to Donate Text-to-Speech Devices

Project Vive is set to launch a crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo to raise $10,000 that will enable it to provide one of its portable, speech-generation devices, the Voz Box, to 10 Pennsylvania adults who have conditions like cerebral palsy and ALS that prevent them from speaking. If the goal is exceeded, the company will customize more devices for individuals on its waiting list.

The campaign has been in development for more than a year.

"This is a milestone for our project as we've reached the point where we can provide a turn-key, field tested unit for a fraction of the cost of the other products currently available. Our aim is to give voices to the tens of thousands of people who need to be heard, but before now, haven't had an affordable, accessible device for easier communication," said Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, Project Vive's founder, in a statement. "It is truly amazing to see and hear the impact giving a voice has, not only for the recipient, but also for their loved ones and friends."

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