A speech scientist who gives voice to the speech impaired
July 17, 2016
Rupal Patel, an Indian American speech scientist, is also the founder of VocaliD, a startup that is leading the way in the customization of digital voices for people with speech impairments.
Many physical problems like autism, cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, stroke, etc can affect speech and VocaliD is helping to build synthetic voices for them.
It helps match the peopel with a voice suited to their age, gender and personality.
Rupal and her team take samples from the client and then check it with the database of donor voices to find the closest match. This way the usesr's voice sounds ntaural.