Speech synthesizer allows users to form spoken words using hand gestures
Whether it’s people who can’t speak, or musicians looking for a new way of expressing themselves, both may end up benefiting from an experimental new gesture-to-voice synthesizer. The system was created at the University of British Columbia, by a team led by professor of electrical and computer engineering Sidney Fels. Users just put on a pair of sensor-equipped gloves, then move their hands in the air – based on those hand movements, the synthesizer is able to create audible speech... Continue Reading Speech synthesizer allows users to form spoken words using hand gesturesSection: Good ThinkingTags: Disability, gesture control, Music, Speech, Synthesizer, University of British Columbia, Voice Related Articles: The AcceleGlove - Capturing Hand Gestures in Virtual Reality Stephen Hawking chooses a new voice Scientists develop child-like synthetic voice for children who can't speak Korg's $85 monotron analog synthesizer Korg reveals Wavedrum Mini portable percussion synthesizer MIT unveil
Whether it’s people who can’t speak, or musicians looking for a new way of expressing themselves, both may end up benefiting from an experimental new gesture-to-voice synthesizer. ...
Wed 22 Feb 12 from Gizmag
New technology at the University of British Columbia makes it possible for a person to speak or sing just by using their hands to control a speech synthesizer.
Sun 19 Feb 12 from Phys.org
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Sat 18 Feb 12 from Newscientist
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The musical mittens, developed at the University of British Columbia, generate a computerised voice that replicates the sound of real vocal chords with every gesture.
Fri 24 Feb 12 from Daily Mail
For instance, a closed right hand creates consonants, and opening it creates vowels.
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(Credit: Video screenshot by Bonnie Cha/CNET) Hand gestures can add a lot to a conversation. They can convey excitement and help you describe a scene or object. And, of course, the simple act ...
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