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 is the global leader in eye tracking. Our mission is to improve the world with technology that understands human attention and intent. Tobii operates through three business units: Tobii Dynavox makes specially designed computers that are controlled by eye movement or touch screens for use by people with special needs due to spinal cord injuries, CP, ALS or other medical conditions. Tobii Pro develops and sells eye tracking equipment and services used today by more than 3,500 companies and 2,500 research institutions, including 98 of the world’s 100 highest ranked universities. Tobii Tech supplies eye tracking technology for integration into consumer electronics and other products such as personal computers, virtual reality headsets, healthcare applications, automotive DMS and more. Tobii is headquartered in Sweden and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TOBII). The group has over 1,000 employees. For more information: www.tobii.com.__biE
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