Pollexy – Building a Special Needs Voice Assistant with Amazon Polly and Raspberry Pi (Amazon Blog)

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/pollexy-building-a-special-needs-voice-assistant-with-amazon-polly-and-raspberry-pi/ (Click link to open new window to article in question).

The first couple of paragraphs from the article are cited below.

April is Autism Awareness month and about 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (CDC 2014). In this post from Troy Larson, a Sr. Devops Cloud Architect here at AWS, you get an introduction to a project he has been working on to help his son Calvin.

I have been asked how the minds at AWS come up with so many different ideas. Sometimes they come from a deeply personal place, where someone sees a way to help others. Pollexy is an amazing example of just that. Read about Pollexy and then watch the video here.

This is a great example of combining existing hardware and software to develop a life enhancing solution with technology for people.


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