What is Voiceitt?
Voiceitt is building speech recognition technology, designed to understand non-standard and dysarthric speech.
Their core mobile application — already in closed beta testing — is a hands-free voice recognition app that enables face-to-face, real-time communication with friends, family, and strangers. In addition, our technology is designed for integration into smart homes, Assistive and Augmentative Communications devices, and smart speakers.
Greater Independence Through Voice
Leveraging powerful new speech recognition technology to support spoken communication and increase independence for people of any ability, building deeper human connection and creating more inclusive and accessible communities.
Voiceitt’s simple to use, accessible app was designed to serve individuals with dysarthria caused by congenital or acquired conditions, such as Cerebral Palsy, stroke, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Down’s syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury and more.
Voiceitt Helps You Be Understood
Whether you’re ordering a coffee, asking for directions, or simply saying “I love you”, expressing ourselves by voice is a basic human need.
They want to help you communicate and be understood wherever you are, with whoever you’re with. The Voiceitt app learns your unique way of speaking and then translates your speech in real time through speech and text on your iPhone or iPad.
They support voice-based tasks so you can do things on your own
Voiceitt provides a new dimension of independence and quality of life for people with speech and motor disabilities, and useful tool for those who care for an about them.
Integrating Voiceitt’s customizable speech recognition with mainstream voice technologies and devices enables environmental control through a universally accessible voice system.
People with speech disabilities, and especially those with movement disabilities and hand skills, are a natural and obvious target audience for smart home solutions because of the ability of these products to produce significant value in improving their quality of life and promoting their independence. However, it is precisely with these disabilities that it is difficult to make use of existing smart solutions as voice-based solutions do not identify non-standard speech, causing these users frustration, reducing their sense of ability, and increasing their independence on human assistance.
Why are they developing Voiceitt
Voiceitt builds products that enable individuals with impaired speech express themselves and communicate using their own voices. By allowing all individuals to speak with their own voice, Voiceitt fosters independence, empowerment and social inclusion. They’re building more than just an app. They’re building a way to communicate, connect, and be independent.
Voiceitt’s core mission is to make voice recognition technology truly accessible to everyone. Their principal aims are inclusion and independence, and they are committed to helping children and adults around the world communicate freely, spontaneously, and naturally by voice. Through a hybrid of unique statistical modeling and machine learning, Voiceitt will enable tens of millions of people to overcome communication barriers and help them connect with the world.
The most common type of atypical acoustic control is dysarthria, which is caused by either congenital or acquired conditions that affect the physical production of speech. Congenital causes are usually the result of complications during pregnancy (like asphyxiation to the brain) — with cerebral palsy (CP) among the most common conditions. Around the world, CP is the most common cause of disability among children, and nearly 90% of all children with CP have a temporary or permanent diagnosis of dysarthria. For older individuals, late-onset dysarthria is most commonly caused by cerebrovascular stroke, which affects 1% of all individuals and 5% of people over the age of 65, globally. Other sources include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s Disease (PD), brain cancer, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Voiceitt created a truly accessible communication solution customized to our users’ unique speech and usage characteristics, for example: