Name of the Technology : Assistive Aid for Speech Impaired
Disability Sector : Speech Impairments
Function : Daily basic activities aids, Communication and speech aids
Category of research : New technology/product (not existing in the country)
Brief description of the product/ technology:
Speech impairment refers to the inability to produce normal speech. Dysarthria is a kind of speech disorder where there is a difficulty in producing the normal speech. The proposed system makes use of an mic that senses the vocal cord vibrations. When a set of incomplete or unclear words are spoken by the user, the words are compared with the pre-programmed words in the speech processor where it is analyzed and corresponding legible audio output is heard through the speaker.This system can be implemented in real-time to express the basic needs of speech impaired.
Will be very useful for partial speech impairment.
Readiness level of the product/technology: Alpha level validated through user feedback
Anticipated time to reach the next readiness level: 3 to 6 months
Anticipated time for the technology/product to come in the market: 12 to 18 months
Any Hindrance(s) being faced w.r.t. the development of product/technology: Lack of Funds, Lack of Industry Partner
Anticipated cost: INR 2000
P.Shiva Subhashini, Associate Dean ATL, BVRIT Dr.B.V.Raju Institute of Technology
Vishnupur, Narsapur Medak Dist.