Computer system transcribes words users “speak silently” _ MIT News

Computer system transcribes words users “speak silently” _ MIT News


Publication Title
MIT News
Publication/Creation Date
April 4 2018
Creators/Contributors
Larry Hardesty (creator)
Patti Maes (contributor)
Thad Starner (contributor)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
MIT Media Lab (contributor)
Association For Computing Machinery, Inc. (ACM) (contributor)
MIT Fluid Interfaces Group (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Discursive Type
Inventions
Description
MIT researchers have developed a computer interface that can transcribe words that the user verbalizes internally but does not actually speak aloud.

The system consists of a wearable device and an associated computing system. Electrodes in the device pick up neuromuscular signals in the jaw and face that are triggered by internal verbalizations — saying words “in your head” — but are undetectable to the human eye. The signals are fed to a machine-learning system that has been trained to correlate particular signals with particular words.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Cheek, Ear, Face, Mouth, Throat