06 Feb 2018

SILENT SOUND TECHNOLOGY

Nowadays whenever we are talking on a cell phone in a crowd, we tend to yell because of lots of disturbance and noise around us. However, there is no need to scream to convey our message and wasting our energy anymore.

When this technology is used, it detects every lip movement and internally converts the electrical pulses into sounds signals and sends them neglecting all other surrounding noise. It is going to be really beneficial for the people who hate talking loudly on cell phones.

“Silent Sound technology” aims to notice every movements of the lips and transform them into sounds, which could help people who lose voices to speak, and allow people to make silent calls without bothering others. Silent Speech technology enables speech communication to take place when an audible acoustic signal is unavailable. By acquiring sensor data from elements of the human speech production process.

By using this technology they can easily interact with the other persons. The benefit of this technology is that the listener can hear voice clearly. This technology aims to notice lip movements and transform them into a computer generated sound that can be transmitted over a phone. Hence person on other end of phone receive the information in audio.

This technology could also help people who lose voices to speak, and allow people to make silent calls without bothering others. Rather than making any sounds, your handset would analyse the movements your mouth makes by measuring muscle activity, then convert this into speech that the person on the other end of the call can hear. So, basically, it reads your lips. Thus people can talk on their cell phones at the crowded place without getting disturbed.

The Silent Sound Technology uses electromyography. Electromyography (EMG) is a technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. The electromyography sensors attached to the face records the electrical signals produced by the facial muscles, compare them with pre-recorded signal pattern of spoken words.Since the electrical signals are universal they can be translated into any language. But for languages like Chinese, where different tones can hold many different meanings, could pose a problem.

You could pass the time by making phone calls from the cinema without disturbing anyone. In noisy places like bars and clubs you could feasibly make yourself heard without having to shout. The technology would be particularly handy if you’ve been taken hostage but managed to work your bound hands free enough to retrieve your secret mobile, dial and get your face close enough for the technology to work.With all of the millions of phones in circulation, there is great potential for increasing earnings by saving ‘lost calls’ – Silent Sound’ technology aims to notice every movements of the lips and transform them into sounds, which could help people who lose voices to speak, and allow people to make silent calls without bothering others. Your handset would decipher the movements your mouth makes by measuring muscle activity, and convert this into speech that the person on the other end of the call can hear.

 

Article By: Busayo Tomoh

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