The voice AI platform Canary Speech has achieved an accuracy of 96 per cent in recognising early signs of Huntington’s disease. NR Times spoke to CEO and co-founder Henry O’Connell about its potential role in neuro-rehab.
Speech is the most complex motor function in the human body and a key indicator of disease progression in patients with neurological conditions.
As a neurological disease impacts the muscular system it leads to changes in patients’ voice and language.
These changes occur gradually, beginning as subtle clues before developing into more noticeable symptoms as the disease progresses.
Parkinson’s patients, for example, might slur words, mumble or struggle with articulation, while people with Alzheimer’s may begin to forget words as their condition deteriorates.
The minute changes to speech that begin at the early stages of neurological diseases are difficult to spot. But, as a new era of AI and natural language processing technology (NLP) emerges, new platforms are showing promise for identifying dysarthria at a much earlier stage.
One of the leaders in this field is Canary Speech, a voice biomarker platform that has already had success in screening for mood, stress, and energy levels using a single 20-second audio clip.
Now, the company is turning its attention to neurological diseases as it seeks to use the same technology to detect the first signs of Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Sign up to NR Times now to read our Canary Speech interview in full.
- Legal4 weeks ago
APIL warns increasing court fees may price out injured claimants
- Community neuro rehab2 weeks ago
Cambridgeshire rehab centre sets new standard for green energy use and sustainability
- Stroke news3 weeks ago
‘It got me focused on moving forward’ Alex’s recovery from a stroke
- News1 week ago
Your NR Headlines: Thursday 15th February
- News2 weeks ago
Your NR Headlines: Wednesday 7th February
- Uncategorised4 days ago
Our brains learn better from people we like
- Brain injury news4 weeks ago
Children with mTBIs at increased risk of affective and behavioural disorders – study
- Brain injury news2 weeks ago
Patients and professionals discuss benefits of canoeing and kayaking on brain injury rehab