- as a personalized communication aid for people at risk of voice loss
- as a communication aid for patients with neurological illnesses such as ALS
(amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), MS
(multiple sclerosis) or Parkinson's disease, in which paresis occurs in the mouth area.
- as an alternative or replacement to tone generators when the use of tone generators is not possible as an alternative or substitute to tone generators when the use of tone generators is not possible,
e.g. in cases of aphonia, voicelessness or laryngectomized persons who do not or only insufficiently master the esophageal voice and for whom the use of an internal or external tone generator is not possible (people at risk of voice loss)
"My own voice" is a speech synthesis software with integrated text editor and integrated sentence tablet for use as a communication aid in connection with a PC
or tablet. The program makes it possible to convert any text entered into speech ('text-to-speech') and have it spoken out in German in the user's own voice. For this purpose, voice recordings of the user before voice loss are required.
For people who are at risk of voice loss:
Initially, a voice recording of about 3 hours is to be carried out. At a later stage, when those affected are only able to express themselves in an insufficiently intelligible manner, the recorded voice is inserted into software so that they can continue to communicate using their own voice.
- individually produced speech synthesis based on professionally guided voice recordings
- speech synthesis with own voice possible (or also from close people)
- volume, word stress, echo effect adjustable
- editable exception dictionary for special or deviating pronunciation can be created
- Output of text entered in the integrated editor possible
- word stress of the entered text can be changed
- copy and paste of text from other applications possible
- text input with connected keyboard or with on-screen keyboard possible
- interface with SAPI-5 capable programs possible
- output of pre-stored sentences possible
- individual pre-stored sentences can be extended in sub-windows as desired
- sentence table with 8 categories with a maximum of 20 sentences each, of which 1 category (20 sentences) can be freely assigned
- shortcut keys for all program functions
- Duration of voice recording: approx. 3 - 4 hours
- recording usually takes place on site at the (future) user
System requirements "My own voice":
- operating system up to Windows 10
- free hard disk space approx. 130 MB
- sound card
The price is available on request from the manufacturer / distributor.