App acts as an auto-correct for those with speech disorders

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Losing the ability to speak clearly — whether through deafness, stroke or a language disorder — stops those affected from taking part in much of human social activity. We previously wrote about the Hands Can Talk project, which is using Microsoft Kinect to turn sign language into speech as it's being signed. Now Talkitt is an app that turns any unintelligible language into understandable speech in real time. Created by Israel-based Voiceitt, the app was developed in collaboration with Philips as part of its Innovation Fellows Competition. Working on mobile devices, Talkitt uses an algorithm that can learn the speech…

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