NHS hospitals are trialling an AI lip-reading app to help patients who struggle to speak

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“I am in pain,” says a digital voice as 33-year-old Nathan Armstrong stares into an iPad at Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, northwestern England. He is using SRAVI, short for Speech Recognition For The Voice Impaired, a lip-reading app that is being trialled in UK public hospitals among patients who have difficulties speaking, whether it’s because of throat cancer, throat surgery, or a stroke. Created by a Northern Irish company, it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to decipher the lip movements of patients, and help them communicate better with healthcare workers and their families. Rom…

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