Way back in 2014, One Spark held its first event outside the U.S., in Berlin. One Spark Berlin operated pretty much like One Spark proper. There were the same categories of creators, and these creators were voted on by both the general attendees as well as a jury. However, the winners of the jury prizes were given a free travel package to One Spark 2015. Well, we had a chance to check out the One Spark Berlin winner from the technology category: Talkitt.
Talkitt is an app – created by Voiceitt – that translates unintelligible pronunciation into easily understandable speech. It enables individuals with motor, speech, and language disorders to communicate with others in ways that have never before been possible.
Talkitt is an innovative solution that will enable people that have motor, speech, and language disorders to easily communicate using their own voice, by translating unintelligible pronunciation into understandable speech. The software based solution can run on any mobile or wearable device, allowing the person to communicate freely with anyone anywhere.1
The app learns an individuals speech patterns, and creates an individual dictionary for each user. By learning and adapting, Talkitt is able to take normally unrecognizable speech, and translate it into understandable speech. Talkitt focuses on speech patterns, rather than words. Using this method, Talkitt works with any language.
It sounds almost too good to be true, but after speaking with the Talkitt team, and seeing the app in action, we are completely convinced: