People who lose the ability to speak such as ALS and brain injury sufferers has a new way to communicate. Michael Callahan and Tom Coleman developed Audeo, a human-computer interface for communication.
The current product lets people use all English phonemes, the forty or so sounds that make up words. The output speed is about a fifth of normal speech. It only takes days to learn how to speak in terms of phonemes in order to drive the device.
Original Article from Arie Wijaya