Last changed: Nov 03, 2009
Size: 2.8 MB
Broca’s Voice is designed to facilitate conversation for individuals who have difficulty with oral communication.
Many devices exist that employ text-to-speech technology – they allow the user to type a word and a computer recognizes that word and speaks it aloud.
This program is different.
Broca’s Voice allows the user to input English sounds instead of letters. The developers of this program feel that this type of input has two significant advantages:
1) Most English words are composed of far fewer sounds than they are of letters. This suggests that it would take less time to enter sounds into a computer than it would to enter letters, reducing the amount of time the user spends typing.
2) Communication with most text-to-speech software requires that the user enter the entire word - or even the entire sentence - before any speech begins to be transmitted to the listener. After all – the computer must recognize the word before it begins to speak! We have noticed that this can become quite frustrating for the speech-disabled. Broca’s Voice allows the user to be heard at the onset of speech instead of at its conclusion.
We at Slingshot Scientific want to encourage the use of the iPhone and iPodTouch towards healthcare and practical applications. Check out PreRound Translator and Siesta. We do have a few games out there, of course...
Coming soon! - Record your own sounds and custom-words over our own.
Thanks to KG for her help.
By: Dot P - Jul 2, 2009
This program needs the ing sound, and the speaker pronounces the sounds incorrectly. She uses a schwa sound after the consonants which distorts the intended words.
By: Advocate 09 - Jun 5, 2009
I thought there would be more to this app. The concept just does not work!
Type the combination b and oy, what you hear spoken is buh oye. I do like the phrases page but it needs to be customizable. Go back to work on this one.