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Improving Speech Intelligibility

Improving Speech Intelligibility

Professor Miriam Furst-Yust from Tel Aviv University in Israel, has developed a new type of ear implant that can improve hearing for the hearing impaired. The device makes it easier to single out and understand speech in a noisy environment. ...

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Brain Surgery Helps a Mute Man Speak

A surgical procedure performed by a team from Boston University, Massachusetts led by Professor Frank Guenther, has enabled a mute man to speak again. An electrode implanted in the patient’s brain made it possible for the patient to produce vowels ...

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The New ‘Chatter Box’

Psychologists at The University of Manchester, working together with a team from the University’s School of Computer Science, have developed a powerful super computer to mimic the part of the brain that controls speech and language functions to better understand ...

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The End of Sick Days?

The End of Sick Days?

How many times have you called in sick just because you wanted to have some fun at home? A new technology, similar to a lie detector, has been developed by UK Company DigiLog in order to deal with this phenomenon. ...

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Criminals Beware: Computerized Lip Reading

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK are developing a computerized lip-reading system, which they say may be used to fight crime. The scientists recently received a grant of over half a million dollars by England’s ...

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