| ||Ask HN: Assistive Tools for Deaf and Dumb (Voice to Text)|
4 points by ashraymalhotra 7 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments |
|I was talking to a friend who's cousin has been deaf and dumb since birth. They tried giving her "implants" to make her hear but the background noise made it intolerable. Given the breakthrough in Voice to text technologies recently, I took it for granted that she would be able to understand any conversation around but apparently she isn't able to make out anything people say and sometimes gets sad because of that (on quite a few occasions she can successfully lip read though).|
Something even as simple as a continuous background voice to text converter, and when she wants to "talk" a text to voice converter should be much better for her than her current status (my assumption is she always has a laptop or mobile screen in front of her).
This should be as simple as integrating some Voice to text and text to voice APIs from anywhere (say Google cloud, assuming internet connectivity isn't a problem?)
This seems incredibly basic and I assume systems like this should exist! If not, I could hack it over a weekend. Could you please link me to the existing tools you know to solve this problem for folks with hearing problems?
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