Writing in Nature, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) described a system that synthesizes intelligible speech from brain activity recorded during speaking or mimed speaking. Although their study involved people without speech impairments, the technology could be a stepping stone toward restoring communication for people with stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or other neurological disorders that impede speech, the researchers said.
Abbasi J. Synthesizing Speech From Brain Activity. JAMA. 2019;321(22):2155. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.7064
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