NIH Awards Aural Analytics a $1.4 Million Grant
The National Institutes of Health awarded Aural Analytics, a provider of clinical-grade speech analytics, a $1.4 million grant to support the development its Speech Vitals technology for speech-language pathologists .
Speech Vitals analyzes the speech objectively and in finer resolution than the human ear can perceive to capture clinically meaningful information in the speech signal.
"The timing of this grant couldn't be better because it further fuels Aural Analytics' Speech Vitals technology to measure speech," said Judy Smythe, CEO of Aural Analytics, in a statement. "We have built our clinical speech analytics technology pipeline from the ground up and are now focused on validating our metrics against clinical benchmarks. Today, Speech Vitals is being used in 30 concurrent clinical studies, a signal not just of the trend of mining speech, but Aural Analytics' place at the forefront of it."
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