ThynkWare Speech Helps Those with ALS and Locked-In Syndrome Translate Thought to Speech on Their Smartphone Devices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ThynkWare ( is seeking to help amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients initiate text and email messages using their thoughts.

ThynkWare Speech is based upon a patent-pending technology invented by ThynkWare’s founder, Duane Cash, which is for a mind-controlled virtual assistant on a smartphone device. This technology allows users to control their devices in a variety of ways using only the power of thought.

ThynkWare provides the interface layer between your brain and your devices. With ThynkWare, anyone can use their thoughts to control their smartphones, tablets, home, office, tv, robots, and even clothing. ThynkWare creates a new way of computing, enabling us to “thynk”, to interact with devices, social networks, and other people. We feel that the ThynkWare interface is the next step in computing following the invention of the mouse and personal computer.

In 2013, Duane Cash created a mind-controlled virtual assistant on a smartphone device. The video of this patent pending technology made a small buzz on the Internet and media. Next, Duane Cash created Dawn: A new kind of virtual assistant. Using a custom API for Siri, Dawn focused more on conversation and learning concepts on-the-fly.

Now with ThynkWare Speech, we want to use the same core technology to start some good by helping ALS patients and others with communication difficulties gain the capability of using thought to communicate with family, caregivers and friends. We would to build upon our successes and make a solution that translates thought into speech. That’s important to us and we hope you feel the same way.

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