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Father creates app to help son who stutters

Shared by Patricia Pereira on 2015-08-05 15:43

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The technology detects stuttering in real time on a mobile phone and notifies users via an alert on a bracelet. NiNiSpeech provides people who stutter with feedback and tips on their speech fluency (like “start softly”) and gives them goals to work toward based on their therapy program. Speech therapists also can monitor their patients from an online dashboard, gaining insight into their speech in daily life. They can even listen to recordings of the stuttering.

The technology is currently undergoing clinical trials in Israel and soon will expand to the United States, Europe and China. Speech therapists and people who stutter can reach out if they would like to participate.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/1IwWtMG

More info: http://www.ninispeech.com

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Yair Shapira, from Israel, has a son, Niv, who has stuttered since his first word. In his 15 years of stuttering, their parents sent him to various therapies, where they also met dozens of other people who stutter. Seeking a solution for this disconnect, Shapira and his wife, who both have PhDs in biomedical engineering, came up with the concept to extend the feedback he receives in the clinic to the real world. After two years of research and development, they created NiNiSpeech, named after their son who often gets stuck on “Ni” when pronouncing his name.

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