Talkitt speech device


Ordering a cup of coffee; picking up the phone and ordering a pizza; or telling a taxi where to take you should be easy. These tasks shouldn’t lead to frustration and anxiety. Or what about reciting a poem, singing out loud, or telling a joke? How much fun are these activities and, what would it be like if we couldn’t do them?

It’s a question not many ask. Some of us lose our voice every once in a while, or we move to a new country and have trouble communicating. We may know the limitations of speech to a certain extent. But unfortunately, too many people don’t understand the basic need to communicate. For them, asking for directions in a clear and concise way is something they take for granted.

They seem to think that those who suffer from speech disabilities are few and far between. Perhaps they know a relative with Autism who has invented their own language or have had a loved one after a stroke unable to utter understandable sentences. But unfortunately, millions are living this reality on a daily basis.

Many of those who suffer from motor, cognitive or speech disabilities currently have help on the market. They use either communication boards; eye tracking or head tracking devices. All of these solutions help to an extent. However, these solutions don’t encourage them to speak. A person is left to be silent and depend on their caregiver to communicate. How can they improve? There is no incentive to speak.

These devices are also problematic because they are clunky and obtrusive. They stigmatize the user because they are devices that no one else except for those who have disabilities use. The user is still in a box with the label ‘not integrated yet’.

Talkitt is a solution that changes all of this. Talkitt is trying to fill a huge gap and finally enable a person with a speech impairment to speak and be understood using their voice. The solution is based on innovative technology, which is able to recognize unintelligible language and translate it into understandable speech.

Talkitt works on any mobile or wearable device (smartphones, tablets, etc) so that people would be able to communicate without awkward devices, whether they’re at home with loved ones or out getting a latte.

Usually there is a parent, spouse or caregiver who understands what the person is saying. But out in the real world, that person is alone. How do they integrate into society?

It’s a question that so many kept asking. When professionals brought it to our attention that this was a huge need and could be a life changer, we knew we had to develop a way for those who have speech impairments to have their own personal translator. Our vision is to have our technology be smarter than the person who has been by their side and understands every word they say. It’s wonderful and unbelievably rewarding to be able to change someone’s life like that.

We can’t wait to bring Talkitt to those who need it. Our crowd-funding campaign will help fund our release. Everyone’s support and push to get the word out is very much appreciated.

Bio: Jessica Eisenberg is the Marketing Manager at Voiceitt the creators of Talkitt.

9 Aug, 2014

12 thoughts on “Talkitt speech device

  1. This sounds great for people that have problems talking.

    My son is delayed in his speech and sometimes I can’t even understand what he says. He is getting a hearing aid called the “Baha” hearing aid and we can’t wait for him to get it. His problems with speech are mostly related to him being deaf in his right ear.

    This is also new technology and it’s supposed to be close to normal hearing. I think with all the new technology people will be able to do all kinds of things they cn’t do now.

    Thank you for the information on this new device.

    1. Thanks Lisa. I’m sure Jessie will be pleased. Perhaps when your son gets his new hearing aid, you will let us know how he gets on and how it all works.

      It would be interesting to know if and how the two new hearing aids differ.

    2. Hi Lisa, Yes Talkitt will enable your son to be heard without the aid of anyone except for our application.

      Children are especially affected by the difficulties of not fully communicating, as they learn to adapt at a young age and aren’t encouraged to speak. Talkitt changes all of that and your son will want to speak.

      It’s a very exciting time for technology. We can’t wait to bring this product to your son and your family. Please support and share our campaign, it will speed up our process in bringing this to those who need it.

      Thank you again!

      1. Thank you for your reply! We will have to look into it. I think I’ve seen a brochure on it somewhere before.

        I’m sure I maybe have one in one of the therapist offices. It sounds very familiar. Thanks again.

  2. I work in a business that requires ninety eight percent communication by phone with our clients. Many people I speak with have speech impediments caused by stroke and other disabilities.

    Talkitt will allow communication professionals and people with speech disabilities to completely change the way they communicate. This new technology will also improve the social lives of many people as well.

    Great post.

    1. Thanks Tim. It’s so important for us all to be able to communicate. From what you say it sounds as though you’re doing a wonderful job.

      I agree with you that Talkitt will allow communication professionals and people with speech disabilities, to completely change the way they communicate and that is so important. I also believe it will also help improve their social lives too.

    2. Tim you are completely right. Those with speech disabilities often describe the difficulty they have in face to face communication; however phone communication for them is the most frustrating.

      The simple task of phoning the electric company or ordering a pizza is sometimes impossible. Talkitt is revolutionizing speech technology. We plan to have our technology incorporated into phones and wearable devices, which will be even more of a life changer.

      The community is very excited about it. Your support is really appreciated. We are asking everyone to act as an ambassador to spread the word in order to bring this to the community as fast as possible.

      Please support and share!

  3. I am really pleased that the technology is increasingly available to help people with impaired speech.

    This is something that we all take for granted but probably know someone who is affected by it. Thanks for arranging this guest blog.

    1. You’re welcome. I agree with you, we take most things for granted that we will have and don’t stop to think about a life when we don’t have. Jessie’s blog is a prime example of that.

      I think if we did, we’d be a lot more compassionate with those who deal with this and more. I’m pleased you like Jessie’s blog.

    2. Thanks Brad. I really wanted to shed light that this is a basic need and most people don’t understand the prominent and growing need to communicate using our voice.

  4. Thank you Jessica. When talkitt is incorporated into phones and wearable devices it will certainly re-define speech technology. Many businesses will use this technology to upgrade their customer service and improve their bottom line.

    Talkitt will also improve the quality of life for so many people.

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