Because many people suffer from disorders or loss of voice following a serious illness or operation (ALS, autism, aphasia, cerebral palsy, dysarthria, laryngectomy, etc.), Acapela Group, European leader in voice solutions, based in Toulouse, has designed “My-own-voice”: an innovative web service available in more than 20 languages that allows everyone to easily create their synthetic voice. With the recording of only 50 sentences, this solution, based on artificial intelligence, quickly generates the digital voice of the user while retaining its original essence to then reuse it on a tablet or computer. A unique innovation that is already transforming the daily life of more than 3,000 users per year.
Discover and test My-own-voice at CES Las Vegas from January 5 to 8, 2023, Eureka Park, Occitanie region – stand 61211
A unique solution, winner of a CES Innovation Award 2023 in the digital health category, to give voice back to all those who have lost it
Speech disorders, a disability that affects a large population
Consequence of an illness or an operation undergone, the disorder or loss of speech is a handicap which prevents a person from producing or articulating words: difficulty in pronouncing syllables with ease, voice difficult to recognize or loss of this one… it is estimated that there are over 50 million people today who cannot communicate effectively without an assistive communication device. Each year, approximately 2 million people are diagnosed with a speech disorder, yet only 2% of them are equipped with a communication aid. To allow all these people to recreate social and professional ties, the French company Acapela Group has created My-own-voice.
My-own-voice, to create your synthetic voice in a few sentences!
Accessible to everyone and to all users who wish to anticipate future speech disorders, My-own-voice is an innovative solution for easily recreating their own synthetic voice, with or without the support of a speech therapist. This web service does not require any particular skills or equipment, other than a computer, a headset and an Internet connection.
A service accessible to all, and very easy to use
How does it work? The service presents 50 sentences that the user must register online in the system. These sentences will serve as the basis for the creation of the voice, they will be analyzed and used to create the synthetic version of the original voice. Once the synthetic voice has been created, it can be tested for free in the typical interface & talk on the website of ‘my-own-voice’ before being purchased for subsequent use in compatible applications on Windows (SAPI), Android (with Google TTS API) or other compatible iOS application from a partner.
The creation of your own digital voice is accessible to everyone free of charge in its initial phase: the online service allows you to create your voice. Only when you need it should you buy it. Thus, a user can create his own digital voice now and keep it for future needs.
The registration process has been adapted to make it accessible to everyone, with a simplified script taking into account the difficulties and fatigue that users may encounter during recording. The use of a simple headset is sufficient to guarantee good recording quality.
My-own-voice is available in more than 20 languages with a quality of reproduction that continues to improve in each language with the regular launch of new versions.
My-own-voice, a CES Innovation Award-winning innovation, with vast development prospects (Health, Education, Metaverse, Video Games, etc.)!
Receiving this recognition from the CES shows the upheaval that My-own-voice is already causing in the daily lives of many patients, and the innovative power of voice synthesis based on AI. For people with voice disorders due to serious illnesses, such as ALS, it is often vital to maintain their own voice identity, which My-own-voice enables.
Remy Cadic, CEO of Acapela Group
Already used by more than 3,000 users worldwide, mainly by people suffering from degenerative diseases, Acapela Group aims to reach 10,000 users by 2024, based on collaboration with new associations and partners in various fields of health (paediatrics, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, etc.). In addition, the company wishes to target other sectors of activity strongly interested in having a voice print such as education, the metaverse, video games, virtual reality.
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