Whether due to stroke, injury, or lifelong neuromotor disease, many people live without the ability to speak clearly, a disability that can severely affect one’s quality of life. While the muscles and nerves responsible for vocalization may not be functioning properly, a person that’s able to produce even difficult to understand speech still has unique speech patterns. A new startup out of Israel called Talkitt is planning on releasing an app that can translate unintelligible talking into clear speech. Moreover, the company claims it will work with any language, including French and Klingon, because the technology is not language dependent, but is rather user focused.
The plans are to make it work on just about any device so that people would be able to communicate freely whether they’re are at home with loved ones or out getting a latte. The company is currently raising funds on Indiegogo to help with testing, finalizing, and releasing the software. Here’s a promo video showing off the cool technology to get you to sponsor the campaign and get this app out to disabled people that would love to get a clear new voice.