The Dolores One is comprised of an acoustic throat sensor that is attached to the patient’s neck, picking up vocal cord vibrations and transmitting the signal to the control unit that processes the sensor signal and outputs the patient’s voice. The smart signal processing automatically accommodates both weak forced voices as well as whispers, and produces an output to allow for normal conversation in the patient’s natural voice, free from the sounds of rushing air or equipment noises.
Comprised of only three simple buttons (on/off, volume up, volume down), the Dolores One is one of the most intuitive devices in the medical industry, providing ease of operation for both patient and caretaker. Once the acoustic throat sensor has been applied to the patient, the operator simply touches the power on button, and then adjusts the volume to the desired level as the patient speaks. The remarkable sensitivity of the Dolores One affords speech output for patients with extremely weak voices and even whispers.
Current evaluation on patients encompasses a wide range of non-invasive ventilator patients. BiPAP and CPAP are prime examples of patients that benefit greatly from the Dolores One as well as other patients unable to speak loudly due to weakened condition or ailment.