Hard-to-understand-speech App Launching

Thotra, a new startup spun off from the University of Toronto, is preparing to release a system that processes hard-to-understand speech, such as strong accents, stuttering, and the effects of some forms of cerebral palsy. The system analyzes the stream of speech similar to how speech recognition is performed, identifies specific artifacts that make the speech hard to understand, and provides some remediation before sending the speech stream on to the listener.  It is a mobile technology with a cloud based platform available for individuals, speech therapists, language instructors and can be embedded for enterprise use.

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