laser input devices can help aphasia patients
As an auxiliary tool, “VoiceHover” through the identification of laser and strong light input text, and the text into a text file, the use of translation software Python to produce vocals, from text input to voice function conversion, so that language disorders patients “Speak”.
Recently, three students from New York University in Shanghai in the “2017 New York University Trainee Competition” (HackNYU 2017) to design a “low with version” of the laser control device “VoiceHover” to help patients with cerebral palsy and language disorders to re-” Speak “. This work allows them to stand out and get this 48-hour “Year of the Marathon” award.
The laser control device, called “VoiceHover”
was designed by Maggie Walsh and Tyler Rhorick, 2017th Interactive Media Art (IMA), and Shikhar Sakhuja, a 2019th computer science professional.laser input devices.
Demonstration site, Tyler with the flash on the phone at the screen on the “keyboard”, a little stay, immediately heard a record of electronic voice “Hello”. As an auxiliary tool, “VoiceHover” through the identification of laser and strong light input text, and the text into a text file, the use of translation software Python to produce vocals, from text input to voice function conversion, so that language disorders ” speak”.
Tyler said that in the past, people with mobility problems and language barriers had to speak to have to rely on others to help, or a set of high headset laser equipment. “We want to provide patients with a low-cost solution that translates visual text into human voice.”
Maggie is concerned about the human eye tracking technology and the computer vision library for many years, she said the team will continue to improve the equipment for patients who are completely unable to act, adding eye tracking, text prediction and translation.
The latest voice technology can help language patients recover “voice”
It is understood that the current 2017 New York University tractor contest attracted more than 60 teams from New York University, New York University Abu Dhabi and Shanghai New York University to participate. Participants are required to design in four areas: assistive technology, educational technology, health care, and sustainable development and social impact. Competition jury based on innovation, functionality, social impact and other standards, the comprehensive evaluation of student design.
Rodolfo Cossovich, a professor at New York University in Shanghai, said, “It is encouraging to see students who have different professional backgrounds work together and have a positive impact on society.”