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CeBIT 2010: Silent Sound Technology - Endless Possibilities

In the 2010 CeBIT's "future park", a concept "Silent Sound" Technology demonstrated which aims to notice every movement 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 Sound TechnologyThe device, developed by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), uses electromyography, monitoring tiny muscular movements that occur when we speak and converting them into electrical pulses that can then be turned into speech, without a sound uttered.

The technology opens up a host of applications, from helping people who have lost their voice due to illness or accident to telling a trusted friend your PIN number over the phone without anyone eavesdropping -- assuming no lip-readers are around.

The technology can also turn you into an instant polyglot. Because the electrical pulses are universal, they can be immediately transformed into the language of the user's choice.

"Native speakers can silently utter a sentence in their language, and the receivers hear the translated sentence in their language. It appears as if the native speaker produced speech in a foreign language," said Wand.

Silent sound DeviceThe translation technology works for languages like English, French and German, but for languages like Chinese, where different tones can hold many different meanings, poses a problem, he added.

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.

The engineers have got the device working to 99 percent efficiency, so the mechanical voice at the other end of the phone gets one word in 100 wrong, explained Wand.

"But we're working to overcome the remaining technical difficulties. In five, maybe ten years, this will be usable, everyday technology," he said.

Comments

 Great technology... But, it may take 5/10 years for this to be widely usable? Would be great if the lip reading is based on image processing /recognition.. rather than electrodes hanging around the face all the time   

Grt to hear... but an electrode hanging in the face looks odd like a monster and it may make an environment strange lol:-) it should be converted to single electrode like a headphone mic or even more to nano technology.Thanks telecomspace to share this!!

plz tell me detail of working and how to recognize the gender of person as no sound is produced.so how to knw that who is calling? plz help me as i have to give seminar on this topic

sir
plz tell me hw v will recognize that the voice is of male or female while calling ,using this technique and how it is possible that one speak in english and other get reply in german? how this technology can be compared with the present technology used to make calls..plz reply me urgently as i have to give seminar on this topic.

This is developed by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, for more details, please refer to their website.

sir ,could u provide m the pdf,seminar report,ppt on this amazing technology,as i need it for my seminar as soon as possible,cn i know hw this tech detemines male n female voice?n does it works on the image processing domain.?how it can understand th.e language translation?ex if a person speaks in english at sender side n at receiver side person speaks in german,how conversation takes place here?pls do reply m,truely it will be more helpful mail m [email protected]

sir ,could u provide m the pdf,seminar report,ppt on this amazing technology,as i need it for my seminar as soon as possible,cn i know hw this tech detemines male n female voice?n does it works on the image processing domain.?how it can understand th.e language translation?ex if a person speaks in english at sender side n at receiver side person speaks in german,how conversation takes place here?pls do reply m,truely it will be more helpful mail m [email protected]

He is looking like a electronic man,accident to telling a trusted friend your PIN number over the phone without anyone eavesdropping -- assuming no lip-readers are around.Its very best post for all.

plz give me the detail information about "Silent Sound Technology" , it's working, advantages, disadvantages, etc......!!!
plz tell me hw v will recognize that the voice is of male or female while calling ,using this technique and how it is possible that one speak in english and other get reply in german? how this technology can be compared with the present technology used to make calls..plz reply me urgently as i have to give seminar on this topic.
Send the info to my mail... [email protected]

plz tell me hw v will recognize that the voice is of male or female while calling ,using this technique and how it is possible that one speak in english and other get reply in german? how this technology can be compared with the present technology used to make calls..plz reply me urgently as i have to give seminar on this topic.

reply me on [email protected]

hello sir..
can you please send me full report on silent sound technology...

please i have to give seminar on this topic tomorrow.please mail me the completed details of this topic i.e how it works with block diagrams if any immediately.

please i have to give seminar on this topic tomorrow.please mail me the completed details of this topic i.e how it works with block diagrams if any immediately.

please i have to give seminar on this topic tomorrow.please mail me the completed details of this topic i.e how it works with block diagrams if any immediately.

interested in knowing complete information regarding silent sound technology

interested in knowing complete information regarding silent sound technology

Hi. Im very interested in knowing more on this silent sound technology. Is it possible for me to have a full detail on this topic?

Much appreciated.

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plz give me the detail information about "Silent Sound Technology" , it's working, advantages, disadvantages, etc......!!!
plz tell me hw v will recognize that the voice is of male or female while calling ,using this technique and how it is possible that one speak in english and other get reply in german? how this technology can be compared with the present technology used to make calls..plz reply me urgently as i have to give seminar on this topic.
mail me on [email protected]

This is developed by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, for more details, please refer to their website.

grt technology...

plzz provide me the ppt and documentation for my seminar...
its urgent as i hav my seminar on tuesday...

plzz send me the working, and other details to my id

Sir, i require the base papers and complete report on Silent Sound Technology developed by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Please also provide any IEEE papers based on it.