Acapela Group, an independent and fully-owned subsidiary of Tobii Dynavox, today announced version 4 of its AI-based solution my-own-voice, making it even easier to create a high-quality personalized synthetic voice for individuals with voice impairments. The new version will be available later this year.
my-own-voice 4 is a web-based solution, developed to easily create a personalized synthetic voice, based on either existing recordings (message banking) or the user’s own voice recordings (voice banking.) It is primarily used by those who have lost their voice due to conditions such as ALS, aphasia or apraxia. The ability to communicate with a personal, unique voice is considered vital by many individuals who lose their natural voice, in order to keep their sense of personal identity.
my-own-voice 4 leverages the latest Deep Neural Networks technology to make it easier than ever before to create a unique voice identity by recording just 50 sentences in 10 minutes. The voice generated is instantly recognizable, with distinct intonation and accent, resulting in leading voice quality.
The new version will be demonstrated on Tobii Dynavox communication aids at Acapela Group’s booth at the BETT Education Technology show in London, March 29-31 (booth #NC51.) It is available in over 20 languages, offering voices with various accents for people of all ages, from children to adults. my-own-voice can be used with most Tobii Dynavox communication aids, by people with conditions such as cerebral palsy, ALS, aphasia and autism. By using the speech-generating app TD Talk, messages can be typed with the eyes to project the synthetic voice through the built-in speakers of a Tobii Dynavox communication aid.
my-own-voice 4 was named as the 2023 CES Innovation Awards winner earlier this year at the highly influential CES show in Las Vegas, confirming its high quality and innovative power.
Tobii Dynavox is the global leader in assistive communication. Our custom designed solutions enable people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, ALS, autism and spinal cord injury to communicate with a voice of their own, develop literacy skills and live more independently. To date, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have benefited from our integrated solutions, which include hardware, software, clinically developed language systems, special education tools, training, and dedicated support. Using AI-based speech synthesis, we offer users a personalized voice identity in over 30 languages, for children and adults. We offer an extensive funding support system to reach as many people as possible. Headquartered in Sweden, Tobii Dynavox employs over 600 people with offices in the US, the UK, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, France and China, and reselling partners in 60+ countries. For more information, please visit our IR website: Tobii Dynavox Investor Relations.
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