“The device, called “HEARTS,” fits a tablet-like, hand-held computer called DynaVox which helps people who have speech disabilities to communicate by selecting phrases or words on the computer screen.” – The Hearald
JMS engineers and York Technical College Engineering students designed a tool that would allow a Rock Hill elementary student with autism communicate better in school.
The Engineer team designed and constructed a case for the Dynavox. This case has a grid-like screen to allow her to communicate independently without the need of a speech therapist. Previous designs need a Speech Therapists to guide her hand which introduced uncertainty as to her intent.
Support for HEARTS came from in-kind contributions from Jim Myers & Sons, Line-X and Pro-Motion Engineering.
Established in 1962, Jim Myers & Sons, Inc. (JMS) is recognized as a leading designer and manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment equipment and systems. The company attributes its continued success to the ability to incorporate equal parts innovation, quality and reliability into every component bearing the JMS name, maintaining its leadership position through one of the most comprehensive, solution-driven product offerings available. Its professional engineering staff makes concepts a reality by providing solutions to complex problems, utilizing the latest software for BIM-compliant mechanical and structural design with commercial and proprietary analysis programs.
JMS is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. Its 72,000 sq. ft. facility is the site for all fabrication, manufacturing, machining, and testing. There, the JMS commitment to excellence and “The JMS Way”, a part of the company’s DNA, manifests itself every day with the promise to continue for generations to come.