VOICEITT

Speech-recognition and speech-generating solution.

Leading solution enabling people who have motor, speech, and language disorders to communicate using their own voice.

Release Date for EDP:
December 2020

Voiceitt translates unintelligible sounds into clear speech in real time.


Voiceitt speech-recognition technology translates non-standard speech patterns into clear speech in real time, enabling people with severe speech impairments to communicate spontaneously and naturally using their own voices.

Voiceitt, is easy-to-use and non-stigmatizing, and does not require any expensive device or technical expertise – disrupting the complex world of communication boards and tracking technologies to restore natural fluidity to millions of people with communication disorders.

FEATURES

The solution includes powerful iOS smartphones and tablet allowing the user to communicate freely with anyone, anywhere.

This innovative product is based on personalized speech-recognition technology, which recognizes the user’s speech and translates it into understandable language that is displayed on and vocalized by the user’s device.

Voiceitt uses pattern classification technology, personalized for each individual speaker, is hands-free during use, and works in any language.

“In-time”: Voiceitt allows for instant, real-time translation of incoherent speech patterns, allowing for more fluid, natural dialogue.

Completely hands-free / voice-activated – especially relevant, essential for users with motor control deficiencies.

Intuitive, simple interface: Voiceitt does not require any technical expertise or programming; easy adoption by strangers or family members unfamiliar with AAC devices.

The on-device recognition, without reliance on continuous Internet access allows for nearly-natural speed by decreasing latency by at least 6X.

Voiceitt helps individuals use virtual assistants enabling them to control smart home devices by understanding speech that cannot otherwise be understood.

UNIQUE VALUE PROPOSITION
 
  • 1

    A voice-based intervention

    Voiceitt is the only Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution that allows people with speech disabilities to communicate with their own voice as the input method.

  • 2

    Speech prediction

    By recognizing the unique phonology of sound patterns rather than discrete words, Voiceitt can interpret words not included within a user’s dictionary. Voiceitt is intended to be as smart as the person using the solution.

  • 3

    Versatility/accessibility

    Voiceitt can work with any mobile device. It is thus portable, marked by simplicity and ease of use with hands free functionality conducive to natural conversation. Moreover, it releases the stigma that arises from using communication devices whose conspicuous bulkiness highlights the differences between the user and its counterparts. The on-device, offline recognition, allows for nearly natural speed by reducing latency by at least 6X.

  • 4

    Enhancing sense of independence

    Voiceitt encourages people to speak with the byproduct of facilitating improvement of their speech capabilities. This restores confidence and independence, enabling users to join professional and recreational situations, to communicate with their peers, express their basic and immediate needs with ease, and improve their quality of life.

  • 5

    Security for loved ones

    Voiceitt provides security for families knowing that they have a reliable solution for their loved ones, enabling them to communicate when needed.

THE PROBLEM

Millions of children and adults find verbal communication a nearly insurmountable task. The underlying causes of their speech disorders vary widely, including degenerative diseases like Lou Gehrig’s (ALS), multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s; and developmental disorders like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and cerebral palsy (CP). Voiceitt’s target market is the voice-disordered population worldwide, as well as their caregivers and families, voice researchers, speech therapists and medical professionals. The most relevant market segment for initial introduction is cerebral palsy, as these patients contain a younger group that has current access and experience using technological solutions allowing us to pilot Voiceitt with them as our initial point of market entry, with plans to enter the Parkinson’s, stroke, autism and ALS markets soon there afterwards.

LIMITATIONS OF CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES

Millions of children and adults find verbal communication a nearly insurmountable task. The underlying causes of their speech disorders vary widely, including degenerative diseases like Lou Gehrig’s (ALS), multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s; and developmental disorders like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and cerebral palsy (CP). Voiceitt’s target market is the voice-disordered population worldwide, as well as their caregivers and families, voice researchers, speech therapists and medical professionals. The most relevant market segment for initial introduction is cerebral palsy, as these patients contain a younger group that has current access and experience using technological solutions allowing us to pilot Voiceitt with them as our initial point of market entry, with plans to enter the Parkinson’s, stroke, autism and ALS markets soon there afterwards.

WHAT IS VOICEITT


Voiceitt is a smart device software application that translates unintelligible sounds into clear speech in real time. Voiceitt’s first goal is to foster inclusion and allow the disabled to be independent and improve their quality of life by enabling those with motor, speech or cognitive disabilities to communicate with caregivers, family members, health care professionals and society as a whole. Voiceitt uses pattern classification technology, personalized for each individual speaker, is hands-free during use, and works in any language.

DIFFERENTIATING FEATURES

Unique features of Voiceitt representing key points of difference from industry incumbents include the following:

Personalized

The pattern classification algorithm is customized per each user’s unique speech patterns.

Language-independent

Voiceitt works in any language “In-time”: Voiceitt allows for instant, real-time translation of incoherent speech patterns, allowing for more fluid, natural dialogue.

Adaptive learning

Adapts to the person’s unique speech patterns in cases where the disease progresses, eliminating the need for further calibration.

Completely hands-free / voice-activated

Especially relevant, essential for users with motor control deficiencies.

Data mining

Voice data collected anonymously in Voiceitt’s servers during use serves three purposes: a) improves speech recognition capabilities as the person uses Voiceitt, b) automatic voice banking when used on “stealth mode” before voice deterioration; and c) data may be analyzed for future speech-disordered research, screening and diagnostics.

Intuitive, simple interface

Voiceitt does not require any technical expertise or programming and allows for easy adoption by strangers or family members unfamiliar with AAC devices.

Compatibility

Calibration works with any smart phone or tablet; no need for additional device purchase, or expensive hardware; on-device recognition decreases latency for more spontaneous expression.

Automatic sync

Connects seamlessly to smartphones or tablets upon log-in.