father and son with an iPad

Project: TriMo AAC

TriMo is an app for Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with the aim of increasing independence of children and adults with speech impairment. In TriMo, the modern mobile technology's potential and functionality are explored to motivate increased use and to make it easier for adults in the user's environment to introduce the AAC device.

Project information

Project manager
Mattias Davidsson
Other project members
Åsa Wikberg-Nilsson, Luleå University of Technology; Sandra Derbring and Gunilla Thunberg, Dart, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University, IUS innovation, Dart (Sahlgrenska University Hospital), Luleå University of Technology, Kristianstad municipality
Vinnova, digital aids
April 2019–July 2020
Media technology (department of computer science and media technology, faculty of technology)
YouTube channel

More about the project

Thousands of children who lack spoken language use different Augmentative and alternative communication aids (AACs). Many, however, lack robust digital tools that aim for independent communication. To achieve this goal, the child is dependent on the adult world using the tool with the child on a broad front – so-called modeling.

The robust app TriMo supports children and adults in this difficult process by harnessing the full potential of mobile technology to motivate and simplify increased use and modeling. The goal is for more children to become involved and participate in society.