March 18, 2004

Neck Reading

According to this news item, NASA is developing a system that recognizes subvocal speech (speech in which articulatory motions are made but no sound is actually produced, as many people do when reading silently) using sensors placed under the chin and on each side of the Adam's apple. The sensors pick up the electrical signals in the nerves that control muscles used in speech. They hope that the system will be useful on space missions and for the handicapped.

Posted by Bill Poser at March 18, 2004 11:42 AM