Voice biometrics application in medicine

An interesting case of using voice biometrics in medicine. Voice biometrics restores the patient's ability to generate speech. After a stroke, a patient (Ania) who has completely lost her speech can speak in her own voice, using a biometric avatar controlled by her mind.

This is made possible by a special implant, implanted outside the brain, that uses voice and facial biometrics to derive speech data and inferences based on cerebral assessment. An artificial intelligence algorithm trained on a recording of the patient's wedding speech, the main one of her new voice. Cerebral interrogation when the patient talks or acts.
Ania's avatar is animated on a graphical grid using emotion signals expressing happiness, sadness and surprise.

The creators of the implant are scientists from the University of California in San Francisco and Berkeley.

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