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Software for voice transplant onto Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system

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  1. Software


  1. Resource Description
    Meant for use by children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  2. Resource Description
    This technology performs a voice transplant of a child's natural voice onto the AAC device, so that the device's voice will sound like the child. An AAC device with a personalized voice that mimics the child's voice will psychologically reinforce powerful motivational factors and a sense of owness for communication so that the frequency and richness of AAC use, and its acceptance by family members and friends, will be enhanced. In addition, as a tool for improving a child's speech capabilities, a system that speaks with a voice similar to the child's own voice is more effective than a system that speaks with a default synthetic voice because the computer provides a model that is closer to the child's speech and hence is easier to emulate by the child.
  3. Used by
    Jan van Santen Laboratory
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