Voice Bank Project

Many patients with neurological disorders, specifically neurodegenerative disorders for example motor neurone disease (MND), frequently lose the ability to communicate due to dysarthria/ anarthria. Current provision of communication aids is poor and a universal complaint of patients is the impersonal, synthesised and robotic nature of all current communication aids. There is therefore a great unmet need for bespoke voice generation tools. Against this background the aim of this project is to bring together world class expertise in informatics and neurological disease at Edinburgh University, to create bespoke voices for use in communication aids (specifically in MND).

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Euan Macdonald UoE