Google, along with speech therapist Richard Cave, has developed an experimental Android application designed to provide people with speech problems with a way to communicate.
Look to Speak uses machine learning and eye-reading technology to allow users to use their eyes, looking left, right or up to select from a list of phrases. Their phone transmits the phrases aloud. The application also allows the editing of a user's phrases.
Some of the phrases include: Hello, thank you, yes and no.
"As mobile devices are ubiquitous and powerful enough, with technologies like machine learning, I thought of ways in which phones can work in parallel with assistive technologies. "These tools can open up new possibilities," Cave told one Publication on the Google blog.
Cave believes that Look to Speak could be used as an extension of existing eye technology.
"We do not replace strong auxiliary communications, because they are very functional. "Look to Speak is for important short messages where other auxiliary communications can not give immediately".
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