A smart scarf helps people affected by speech dysarthria

[gallery] Interactive media student from the University of Dundee in Scotland, Calum Pringle, has created  a project that helps aid people affected by speech dysarthria called Subtle Subtitles. Inspired by his mother, who suffers with slurred speech, the scarf helps provide additional context of the conversation while preserving the intimacy of the exchange. It uses an iPhone placed in a pocket and through a system of filtration that Pringle has developed, and existing speech recognition technologies, only the vital words in a conversation are subtitled and displayed on the iPhone.

Images from Subtle Subtitles.