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Voice in voice out AAC app

VocaTempo has been designed for people who have dysarthria, who may wish to use their voice to access augmentative communication.

Voca Tempo allows its users to use their distinct vocalisations to select the word or phrase they want to speak. The app can be trained with a set of vocalisations to trigger spoken messages.

Use the user's voice as a trigger 

VocaTempo has been designed for people who have dysarthria, who may wish to use their voice to access augmentative communication. The project is a collaboration with the University of Sheffield, Barnsley hospital and SBRI healthcare. 

Voca Tempo allows its users to use their distinct vocalisations to select the word or phrase they want to speak. The app can be trained with a set of vocalisations to trigger spoken messages.

Voice-in voice-out communication app

The objective was to use new advances in speech recognition to create a voice-based augmentative and alternative communication app for dysarthric speakers.

VocaTempo successfully passed the testing phase of development and is available for download. Trials with young people with moderate to severe dysarthria have yielded very positive results. One participant said, “That is faster than I’d ever imagined… it’s so amazing, because I’m speaking."

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