As a result of severe autism and learning disabilities, 11-year-old Callum Lodge is unable to talk. In order to allow his son to communicate with the world around him, his father has developed Speaks4me, an electronic communication device.
As you can see in the video, Speaks4me appears to allow the user to choose images in order to communicate needs or thoughts. And while it's a pretty simple system, I think it might make quite a difference in the life of someone who was previously unable to express himself in a manner that could be understood by those around him. [Speaks4Me via BBC via Wired UK]