Consolidation among AT suppliers continues with eye tracking specialist Tobii Dynavox’s £11m takeover of Smartbox.
The acquisition follows hearing aid company Sonova’s recent purchase of Gordon Morris, the assistive listening device supplier.
“Together we will be able to drive more innovation, drive broader programs to educate the market and empower even more people with disabilities to fulfil their dreams and potential,” says TobiiDynavox.
Smartbox, developer of the Grid communications software widely used in alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) applications, was founded in 2006 by Paul Hawes.
TobiiDynavox intends to build new features and functionalities for Grid and Snap + Core First. It will retain Smartbox’s two offices and network of resellers.