About

The SPEECHIE project aims at developing a healthcare device in the form of a toy that will support young children (3-5yrs) in being better communicators by minimising speech and language impairment. See our progress!
Project Progress

How SPEECHIE is developing

We believe in SPEECHIE and its need among children. We are excited and we want to share every little progress we do with you.
Research
A user-centred design approach is being taken in order to design the SPEECHIE device. Through every phase of the project, all potential users, including clinicians, educators, parents and language-impaired/ mainstream children, are being involved in order to obtain and design for their needs.
Design
Design starts from the moment an idea is conceived. However, it is a challenging process that goes through different phases. Having captured the requirements, now it is time to design different form solutions and let the users experience how speech-language intervention can be fun, motivating and fulfilling.
Development
Prototyping is the key to build fast conceptual proposals and show them to the participants of the project. Development is a journey of building low- to high-fidelity prototypes and continuous testing with users.

Testimonials

Latest News

If you are interested in the latest articles on this project, take a sneak peek at our blog. You have nothing to lose!
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Team

Meet the people that are working in the SPEECHIE Project.
Philip
Philip

Lead Inventor and Coordinator

Creative, always focused and passionate about product design innovation.

Simon
Simon

Systems and Control Expert

Diligent, rational and practical.

Helen
Helen

Speech acquisition and disorders expert

Resourceful, passionate with great sense of humour.

Daniela
Daniela

Language acquisition and disorders expert

Courteous, impartial and sympathetic.

Owen
Owen

Electronics Expert

Impartial, ambitious and always ready to try something new.

Anthony
Anthony

Game Developer

Inventive, tech-geek and gets serious when it comes to work.

Emanuel
Emanuel

Researcher

Curious, detail-oriented and witty.

James
James

Researcher

Reliable, resourceful and amiable.

Loridana
Loridana

Researcher

Enthusiastic, determined and a hard-working professional.

Louisa
Louisa

Researcher

Passionate, driven and empathic

Contact us

Address
University of Malta, Msida, Malta
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E-mail: speechie-web@um.edu.mt Phone: +356 2340 2045

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