Published on April 13, 2017 by Amazon Web Services

Learn more about Pollexy: aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/pollexy-building-a-special-needs-voice-assistant-with-amazon-polly-and-raspberry-pi/

Troy Larson, a cloud architect at AWS, shares how he is using technology to make life safer, happier and more comfortable for his son Calvin, who has autism. Troy uses Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex and a Raspberry Pi to communicate to Pollexy, a special needs voice assistant that he is developing to deliver on-demand and scheduled verbal assistance to Calvin.

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Pranit Raje
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Pranit Raje
2 months 11 days ago

AWSome! One more example of leveraging technology in a useful and creative way

ABHISHEK KUMAR
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ABHISHEK KUMAR
2 months 11 days ago

Great Video , and as usual AWS is Awesome

Ron Oberleitner
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Ron Oberleitner
2 months 11 days ago

i love this video Troy, and your motivation and story are very moving. I also have a nonverbal son with autism (24 y.o. Robby), and coincidentally my other son just bought me an Echo Dot just the other day, so we showed Robby what it can do when it's prompted. Robby was intrigued and motivated to articulate more because of Alexa… something we'll work on, but Pollexy takes this support to a whole new level. We hope to learn more from you, and hopefully replicate what might work for Robby's and his friends here in Idaho.

wise_man
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wise_man
2 months 11 days ago

Wonderful video. Great father & family. Keep it up the impressive work.

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