‘Prime Time’ to Feature Software Technology Used to Teach Deaf Students to Speak
ABC's television news program "Prime Time" on Thursday will report on Santa Clara-based Sensory Inc.'s software technology, which is helping deaf children at the Portland, Ore.-based Tucker-Maxon Oral School improve their listening and speech-production skills. The software combines three-dimensional animation with speech recognition and audio-visual speech generation to help teach deaf children to speak. To "demonstrate the power and accuracy of the software as a teaching tool for the profoundly deaf," the voice and face of co-anchor Diane Sawyer will be converted to a conversational agent. The "Prime Time" segment will air on March 8. Check local listings for show times (Sensory Inc. release, 3/5).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.