Converting Breath to Speech for the DisabledArsh Dilbagi, India Voter's Choice Award, 15-16
Talk is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device (AAC) which enables people with Developmental-Disabilities (DD) like Locked-In Syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis etc. and even Mutes to communicate in normal form of speech. It is a patent-pending innovative technology which using the variations in person’s breath help him either dictate letters which are further combined and synthesised as sentences or speak-out specific commands/phrases depending on the mode selected. Current AAC devices cost thousands of dollars but Talk can be made accessible under a hundred US dollars and it also increases the speaking rate by at-least 300%.