CTV News at Six Toronto
Date: September 21, 2022
Feature story on the Hummingbird, a new novel assistive technology that gives a new voice to non-speaking kids and adults with severe physical disabilities – all by the power of their own humming. Spokespeople interviewed: Dr. Tom Chau, VP of Research and director of the Bloorview Research Institute whose PRISM Lab team lead the research behind this technology; Ramya Raghavan, parent of Oviya Devan, a 15-year-old teen who is non-verbal and who has global developmental delay and epilepsy.
CBC Radio Metro Morning
Date: September 27, 2022
CBC Metro Morning producer Laura Howells pays a visit to Holland Bloorview to interview Dr. Tom Chau as well as Oviya Devan, a teen who uses the Hummingbird and her mom, Ramya Raghavan.
Date: September 28, 2022
Hummingbird turns teen’s sounds into voice. For years, Oviya Devan’s family have tried to “find a key that would give us a link between what she’s thinking and what we can understand,” says her mother Ramya.
Date: June 27, 2016
This video about Maria was covered by Toronto Star. Here, Dr. Tom Chau talks about the Hummingbird, an access technology developed at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to help youth who have complex disabilities but can still make a “hum.”