Whispp to Debut Real-Time Assistive Voice Technology

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Whispp, an artificial intelligence-powered assistive speech and phone-calling app, is set to debut a phone-calling feature that converts whispered and vocal cord-impaired speech into a user's healthy, natural voice in real time.

"Voice disabilities and speech disorders like stuttering significantly impact a person's life and happiness," said Whispp Co-Founder and CEO Joris Castermans in a statement.;"Our solution aims to empower individuals in their daily lives and work. We're not just transforming voices; we're advancing communication by making it accessible to all and enhancing quality of life."

Whispp can convert voiceless speech (speech that does not have a discernible pitch) to natural and voiced speech. It uses audio-to-audio-based artificial intelligence, resulting in real-time speech conversion, which is highly scalable due to its language-independent nature.

Users can recreate their distinct voices by providing recordings of their current or past healthy voices, adding a personalized touch to their communication. Whispp accommodates a wide spectrum of voice types, from soft whispers to rough speech resulting from a total laryngectomy after throat cancer, providing a tailored solution for various conditions. For several disorders, deliberately steering the voice toward whispering helps due to neurological changes in the speech system. People who stutter severely, for example, can reduce their stuttering frequency by an average of 85 percent while whispering. Additionally, people with spasmodic dysphonia or recurrent respiratory papillomatosis ;speak much more relaxed and fluently when they whisper.

Unlike other speech-to-text (STT) approaches with noticeable latency and an uneven conversational flow, Whispp provides real-time speech conversion.

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