For many years, people with communication challenges, caregivers, speech and language pathologists and teachers have relied on Mind Express for communication support. Mind Express is flexible and versatile software: it can be used for everyday communication
and as a therapeutic and educational tool.
The new version: even more user-friendly
Mind Express has been radically updated. The new version, Mind Express 4, is even more user-friendly and quicker to use!
The menus and options have been extensively changed: programming is simplified, intuitive and faster. Moreover, Mind Express 4 is packed with new features: multimedia, calendars, agendas, dynamic lists, freestyle pages and more.
Mind Express 4 is dynamic and geared to the life of its users. With Mind Express 4, it is faster and easier than ever before to create cells and vocabularies, develop an exercise or create an original therapy game.
From images and symbols to text and speech
“I want to say something” “You're nice!” “apple” “doctor”
In Mind Express 4, the user selects pictures and symbols.
On the basis of these, the program makes words and phrases that are then spoken in a clear voice. The built-in grammar module automatically conjugates the verbs.
From A to Z
Mind Express 4 contains an abundance of symbols and pictures. It is easy and quick to create cells and vocabularies, new exercises or original therapy games.
For a personal touch, symbols can be modified. Change a symbol’s colors. Add drawings, photographs or combine multiple symbols in one cell. It’s all possible with Mind Express 4.
Dynamic lists make Mind Express 4 even more user-friendly.
For example, five cells can be used for a “fruit” list. Using a Next cell, the next five symbols - in this case, more types of fruit - are automatically displayed in the same five cells. The action can be repeated until all the fruits available have been displayed, in which case, the list would start over. This allows you to use an extensive vocabulary in a limited number of cells and without the need to create additional pages.
Cells can contain letters and words. A cell can also contain an entire sentence speeding up communication even more. Symbols help both literate and non-literate users by speeding up recognition of message content.
Furthermore, word prediction - whether or not accompanied by an associated symbol - and sentence prediction, increase the speed of communication even further.
Mind Express 4 enables one to write simple sentences and letters.
They can be spoken, saved or printed. The message window is the word processor and is used to build sentences and letters with symbols and text.
Control for other programs
Use Mind Express 4 to launch other programs and as a keyboard to type in other programs. Mind Express 4 can even fully control your computer.
Controls tailored to the user's needs
Mind Express 4 supports various options for selecting cells via touchscreen, mouse, trackball, head control, eye control or switches. The different scanning modes make Mind Express™ 4 accessible to people who use 1 or 2 switches. The various control options can be fully customized to the skills of the user.
This allows everyone to work independently with Mind Express 4.
It also increases the user's self-esteem and is often an extra motivation for the advancement of creativity and further development.
Apart from communication through symbols and text, Mind Express 4 provides a wide range of other options:
• Typing in other programs
• Controlling Windows programs
• Music playback
• Video display
• Slideshows with playback for (holiday) photos
• Emails and text messages
• Photography with a webcam
• Environmental control such as switching
lights on and off
• Changing TV channels
• Adjusting a radio’s volume
• Using clock and calendar functions for scheduling
• Setting an alarm
Symbol sets: standard and optional
Mind Express 4 contains the following standard symbol sets:
and is expandable with:
• Picture This
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Sleek design meets high performance
Tellus 4 offers a sleek design and a fast Intel processor, lots of memory and a large hard disk. Tellus 4 with Windows 7 Pro and Mind Express opens the door to other software applications. One more step towards independency.
A bright screen, indoor and outdoor
The 13.3" capacitive touch screen displays a crisp and clear image. Tellus 4 is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
The Tellus 4 has two built-in batteries. You can replace the hot swappable battery without shutting down the device.
Tellus 4 supports the latest wireless technology: integrated WLAN, Bluetooth and 3G/UMTS mobile network technology. Result: e-mail, text messages and internet connection wherever you are.
- Processor Intel® CoreTM i5 processor, 2.4 GHz, 500 GByte HD – 4 Gbyte RAM
- Display 13.3“ WXGA LED wide view capacitive touch screen (1280 x 800)
- Audio Integrated stereo speakers, microphone
- Software Windows 7 Pro 64 bit with Mind Express 4
- speech output RealSpeak (Nuance) ot BrightSpeech (Acapela)
- I/O 1x USB 2.0 port, 2x USB 1.1 ports, FireWire, WebCam, SD card, 2 standard switch ports
- Weight 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg) - 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg) with 2nd battery
- Autonomy 7 - 10 hours (the autonomy depends on the intensity of use and settings of the device)
- Colors Casing: white, black ot combined | Table stand: white, black, blue or green
Spare battery to replace the hot swappable battery when you need extra autonomy.
Environment control unit
The Tellus 4 can be equipped with integrated Gewa infrared remote control. This allows the user to operate television, DVD and other appliances using the Tellus
Standard and custom keyguards are available.
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Improves reading, writing and spelling
SprintPlus is a software program that reads text aloud. It helps children, students and adults to improve their reading and writing skills. A pleasant reading voice provides auditory feedback allowing mistakes in written text to be more readily identified. Ideal for teachers and speech therapists, SprintPlus is a superb tool for preparing tests, exercises and lessons.
Making learning to read easier
SprintPlus supports reading by sounding out words. As it speaks it highlights the word that is pronounced. The program allows for words to be read phonetically. These combined techniques have been used with great success.
Increasing reading fluency
SprintPlus will facilitate reading any text. The flexible settings allow the level of support to be adjusted to provide the proper amount of scaffolding based on the individual users needs. The click & read option allows the user to gain assistance with the text. SprintPlus can read individual words, full sentences, each paragraph, or the entire text. By providing sufficient help at all levels, SprintPlus builds confidence and improves reading fluency.
Improve spelling and writing
SprintPlus provides auditory feedback as text is typed. Adjust thesettings to allow each letter, word or phrase to be heard. Auditory feedback enhances the user’s ability to process what is written and identify mistakes more quickly. The spell check feature will check the text for spelling errors, and the spell check dictionary allows for each suggestion to be read aloud. The word prediction feature provides a list of words based on the characters that have already been typed. Word predictions are based on a comprehensive dictionary (25,000 words) that is easy to edit.
Study more efficiently
SprintPlus can read aloud in English, French, Spanish or German. The scaffolding supports reading comprehension and fluency. The markers in SprintPlus allow for creating well-organized lists and summaries of the text content. SprintPlus also allows for books or text to be stored as an MP3 file, which can be played on an MP3 player.
Works directly in Microsoft Word and other programs
SprintPlus works directly in Microsoft Word. The convenient toolbar allows instant access to all the SprintPlus tools directly in other word processing programs.
Even for PDFs
SprintPDF allows PDF files to be opened, read and edited, including digital textbooks. SprintPDF allows to add text to the document; for example, worksheets can be completed directly from the computer. SprintPDF uses the language fields to switch to the correct language.
Multifunctional and flexible
SprintPlus reads from an exceptionally wide range of programs: Web pages, emails, PowerPoint presentations, and many others. The Sprinter tool can be used in most other programs by selecting the text and pressing the read button.
There is always a version that fits your requirements
Word toolbar, SprintPlus word processor, Sprinter read button, SprintPDF, powerful word prediction, homophone support and an English, French, Spanish and German reading voice.
Mobile version of SprintPlus: 1 USB stick can be used on any Windows PC..
Single-user and Multi-user licenses
Standalone versions, network versions and site licenses are available. There is always a version that fits your requirements
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