In our latest update of the autonoME software, our engineers have created an option for End Users to manage and customize the rate at which their automated speech plays back ranging from fast, medium, and slow, as well as a default setting.
The update was inspired by the real-life experience of an autonoME user who is currently using the platform as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) device, Ken Thompson. Mr. Thompson spoke with one of our team members, Delaney Shepherd, during an in-service visit. He expressed the importance of having his new voice, generated by the autonoME device, speak with a cadence that better resembles his own. Mr. Thompson’s insight into the importance of working with users to create a voice that feels more like their own served as an “Ah-Ha” moment for our team. He currently relies on the autonoME to communicate with his co-workers during meetings but there are numerous other ways this can be beneficial.
Effective communication is extremely important to our End Users. Now, autonoME users have more options and are able to mirror their natural speaking timbre by adjusting the speed at which the augmentative speech is played back.