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Here’s How Voice Assisted AI Technology Can Give People A Voice Again

Jennifer Kite-Powell
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Mar 30, 2024,02:40pm EDT

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Dutch Whispp app user, Ruud, uses the app to speak clearly with friends.


Johns Hopkins defines stuttering as a voice speech disorder. Stuttering affects more than 80 million people worldwide, and in the United States, more than one million Americans stutter.

A voice disorder is a problem with pitch, volume, tone, and other qualities of your voice that occurs when vocal cords don’t vibrate normally. There are several types of voice disorders classified as organic, which include structural and neurological (caused by a neurological disorder like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s), functional (muscle dysfunction), and psychogenic disorders.

A Dutch start-up has created an app designed to give a voice to people with voice disorders or speech disorders, such as stuttering.

Using artificial intelligence (AI), the Whispp app enables them to make understandable and relaxed phone and video calls.

“The app has a real-time assistive voice technology that converts voiceless/vocal cord-impaired speech or whispered speech (speech that does [...]

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