Article Summary: From Autism To Chinese, A Headset To Help You With Your Language
Chinese can be an intimidating language to learn which the tones will probably enconter the most difficulties to specialize in. The rising and falling of your voice can change the meaning of a word very easily. You could end up calling your mother a horse if you are not careful. However, a new devise is created by LouAnne Boyd at the University of California at Irvine, part of the team to support the autisms in their social communication or even in language learning.
This new gadget is called SayWAT which providing live feedback via Google Glass when the autistic pronounce loudly or flat sound . This device utilize with Glass' s microphone to record speech, then displays real-time guidance on volume and tone. It shows a volume icon if the user's voice is too loud and flashes the word "flat if the users does not give different sound.
Than this sayWHAT is tested to talk with ten training employees autistic and the rest are from non-autistic volunteers. It gives a positive change in related to their volume. This system is also useful in learning foreign language, in spite of the tonal languages as like in Chinese or French. Needless to say, it is really valuable for many people and the autistic feel worthless.