A bionic speaking aid

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk at conference or symposiumScience to science


Over the past 15 years we have were in the process of developing a speaking
aid for people who lost their larynx. We started out trying to improve specific
aspects, but learned over time that we have to always consider the whole
system. In the end we want to enable the user to convey as much information
as possible that a speaker would be able to transmit when using a healthy
voice. This includes engineering aspects such digital signal processing or
acoustics, medical issues and human computer interaction, to name just a
few. In our current research project we are looking specifically at diversity
aspects and investigating the needs of different groups, female or male,
young and old, academic or farmer. Methods from participatory design have
brought us into the everyday environments of electronic speaking aid users
and experiencing first-hand the difficulties and requirements in user specific
contexts. Discussions with various stakeholders have allowed us develop a
differentiated view of the problem. During those years our system has grown
from an offline only demonstrator to a real-time speaking aid that is currently
implemented on a raspberry pi. In this talk I will share the most
Period19 Oct 2018
Event titleCognitive Systems Modeling: Around information – information around
Event typeConference
Conference number7
LocationMałe Ciche, PolandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational