Dec 23, 2020

‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to speech

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience

“The mind-reading technology works in two stages. First an electrode is implanted in the brain to pick up the electrical signals that manoeuvre the lips, tongue, voice box and jaw. Then powerful computing is used to simulate how the movements in the mouth and throat would form different sounds. This results in synthesised speech coming out of a “virtual vocal tract”.”

The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.

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