For the past year, SRAVI has been trialled in Derry~Londonderry’s Altnagelvin NHS Hospital, under the leadership of PhD researcher Carla McClintock. SRAVI has been assisting critical care patients (in ICU) to “speak” to their doctors and nurses using lip movements alone. You can learn more about Carla’s study in this article.
Liopa’s COO, Richard McConnell, said: “The study aims to determine the effectiveness, or accuracy of the app – while also getting a standard measure across patients and staff as to the usability of the app. This will hopefully show us how we can continue to improve SRAVI for the diversity of patient needs.”
Carla spoke to BBC’s Radio Foyle about the study, about the impact to patients and the ways that SRAVI can potentially help them, as well as her personal experiences being hospitalised and unable to communicate, which drove her in this project.
Carla’s BBC interview can be heard here: