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Rupal Patel

Associate professor of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology



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Give the gift of voice

In a recent talk at TED Women, asso­ciate pro­fessor Rupal Patel announced The Human Voice­bank Ini­tia­tive: a crowd-​​sourced plat­form that will help give per­son­al­ized syn­thetic voices to people with severe speech impairments.


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More than 20 stu­dents in an inno­v­a­tive trans­dis­ci­pli­nary course devel­oped per­sonal health appli­ca­tions for Google Glass, the wear­able com­puter with an optical head-​​mounted display.

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Never heard me before’

At a TED­Women talk on Thursday, North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Rupal Patel described a new project to give per­son­al­ized voices to the voiceless.

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Researcher gives subjects their voice

Asso­ciate pro­fessor Rupal Patel has cre­ated a way to give people with speech dis­or­ders a per­son­al­ized syn­thetic voice that resem­bles their true vocal identity.

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Technology to improve health care

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