Would you like to voice your opinions without bystanders listening? Are you afraid of your lips being read? Do you think that those with speaking disabilities should be able to voice out their thoughts?
Whether you are a spy, a telemarketer, have speaking disabilities, or a regular Joe that uses the phone on a daily basis, this new development could make your life a lot simpler.
Ambient Corporation has created a method which recognizes words and phrases by the use of a neckband called Audeo. By patience and training, the Audeo can pick up nerve signals of specific words and phrases, wirelessly send them to a computer, which will voice out the actual conversation in a computerized tone.
They claim that an individual would not have to worry about inner-thoughts being translated and spoken, since it deserves “higher” effort; the user must think specifically of the words he/she would like translated.
A successful demonstration was produced of this system using a limited vocabulary of 150 words. Ambient has mentioned though, that a full vocabulary should be available with the Audeo by the end of the year.
To voice out our thoughts is a major advancement in communication. Besides the additional discretion it provides, it could assist many with disabilities as well. For example, it could help the handicapped control their wheelchairs, and also enable them to literally voice their opinions and thoughts.
If available for you to use, would you like to try out the Audeo System?