Voiceitt Launches Speech Recognition App for People with Speech Impairments
Voiceitt, a speech recognition company, today launched its app on the Apple Store. The Voiceitt app, which empowers individuals with speech impairments to navigate their environments and control smart home devices using voice commands, can be downloaded for free by individuals or in volume by institutions, nursing facilities, and organizations.
"Everyone deserves to be able to express themselves and to be understood,” said Danny Weissberg, Voiceitt's CEO and co-founder, in a statement. "With this launch, countless people with non-standard speech will be able to use their own voice to easily communicate with caregivers, loved ones, and even their smart home devices. I'm so proud to make our technology available to this wonderful community. Voice recognition technology is finally becoming accessible to everyone."
Voiceitt's app also integrates with Amazon Alexa. The Voiceitt experience begins with a simple training phase After the user repeats a set of words and phrases several times, the Voiceitt app builds an artificial intelligence-powered speech model that allows the individual to communicate specific commands.
"In collaboration with Voiceitt, we have been able to bring Alexa to even more customers," said Peter Korn, director of accessibility at Amazon Lab126, in a statement. "We strive to make all Amazon products and services as delightful and easy to use as possible for everyone. Voiceitt's integration with Alexa helps us do just that, enabling customers with speech impairments to enjoy all that Alexa has to offer and help them live more independently."
Voiceitt's proprietary automatic speech recognition engine, which combines machine learning with speech analysis technology, can recognize not only atypical speech, but also speech patterns, including utterances, cadence of speech, breathing pauses, and non-verbal sounds, in any language. App users can build a personalized dictionary and train the app to recognize their unique pronunciations, a process that takes about five minutes per phrase. The app then recognizes users' trained phrases in real time and translates output into typical speech, enabling users to convey complex sentences that help them better navigate their daily lives.
"The degree of independence our app helps give to members of our user community has inspired us to develop our technology even further and make it available to even more people. Our goal is to give voice to everyone," Weissberg said further.