Voiceitt, the Israel-based developer of translation technology for people with speech disabilities, closed $2 million of funding with investors Cahn Capital, Amit Technion, the venture unit of the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, Quake Capital Partners, Dreamit Ventures, Buffalo Angels and a number of individuals.
Approximately 1.5% of the world's population cannot articulate the words they want to speak. Because of various conditions, including ALS, cerebral palsy, autism, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson's disease or others, millions are unable to communicate with friends and family.
Talkitt, an innovative new technology from Voiceitt that can translate indecipherable language into clear communication, is a game changer for this severely disadvantaged population. The app gives people with speech disabilities their voice back, allowing millions of people with disabilities to speak freely.
"This isn't standard speech recognition. We are using pattern recognition which is personalized for the speaker. For example, a person with Cerebral Palsy might say 'sho-ko-la' when he really means to say 'chocolate.' The app will recognize that based on the user's own personalized, pre-recorded dictionary," stated Danny Weissberg, the cofounder and CEO of Voiceitt.