Push-Button Device Gives Those Who Can’t Speak Power to Communicate
Dustin's Words device lets people express their needs to caregivers through push-enabled texts
Dustin’s Words is an invention inspired by Matt Reamer’s love for his autistic brother Dustin, who can’t speak and is physically handicapped. Matt built a device that lets Dustin communicate by pushing a button to send a text message to his mother.
It can help him tell her when he has a headache, when he’s hungry, or when he just wants to say “I love you.” The messages and the icons they correspond to can be easily swapped out to enable the device to grow with Dustin as his needs change.