Electronic voice aid interprets for people with impaired speech

m.bbc.co.uk - 11 December 2013 Last updated at 01:00 GMT
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a prototype electronic aid for those with impaired speech.Called Vivoca , the device is intended to help people who have difficulty controlling and co-ordinating the muscles used in speech to communicate more clearly.The machine produces a range of phrases and words which users can select using a colour-coded menu.