This project focuses on advanced assistive technology helping patients affected by voice dysphonia, notably temporary or permanent aphonia, to communicate effectively and comfortably. Our vision is that the assistive technology captures the dysphonic voice by means of a microphone and reconstructs natural voice in real-time, which is reproduced seamlessly.

We wish to convert whispered speech into synthetic voiced speech such as to:

  • facilitate human-to-human and human-to-machine communication;
  • obtain a more intelligible and natural speech;
  • reinforce the acoustic signature of the speaker.


    • Faculdade de Engenharia, UP / INESC TEC
    • Universidade de Aveiro
    • Faculdade de Medicina, UP / CINTESIS
    • Centro Hospitalar S. João / CINTESIS
    • Aalto University, Finland