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Mumbletron

A portable device to help chronic mumblers
 
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This device would use speech recognition technology to provide feedback to (particularly) kids who mumble, to let them know when their current level and intonation of speech is less intelligible.

This is more intended to assist with non-physical causes of mumbling, mainly where the mumbler is not aware they are mumbling. The user speaks, and the device provides confirmation and/or whenever words or sentences are recognised and at an adequate (configured) volume. Obviously in life feedback on speech also comes from how others react (or not), but such a device could help.

(if not already baked - couldn't find anything googling...)

Lacus Trasumenus, Jun 20 2004

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       cool, maybe combine it with one of those dog shock collars...maybe not.+
swimr, Jun 20 2004
  

       Without a dog shock collar, for now [swimr]... we want to encourage talking, not to stop them talking at all :p   

       I see this device being offered by a speech therapist, to assist in practising communication in between appointments.
Lacus Trasumenus, Jun 21 2004
  
      
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