Dysarthric Speech Reconstruction


Our inventors have devised AI-enabled speech processing technologies to help individuals with dysarthria -- a speech disorder related to impairment in neuromuscular control, overcome their communicative difficulties.

  • Dysarthric Speech Reconstruction
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

Dysarthria has a number of causes, including stroke, Parkinsons, traumatic brain injuries, etc. The individual needs to devote much effort to speaking and yet dysarthric speech has reduced intelligibility for listeners.

  • Our team proposed a state-of-the-art neural approach to automatically reconstruct dysarthric speech to become normal-sounding speech, to serve as an assistive technology that improves the communicative ability of individuals with dysarthria.
Key impact
  • This invention can automatically reconstruct dysarthric speech to become normal-sounding speech.
  • We present a novel, technological approach that can significantly enhance social inclusion for dysarthric individuals.
  • Championship in the SciTech Challenge (Open Category) 2021
  • People with difficulty in pronouncing words due to a neuromotor disorder.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all around the world. Four Nobel laureates are associated with the university, and it is the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong with recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Veblen Prize sitting as faculty in residence. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network. CUHK undertakes a wide range of research programmes in many subject areas, and strives to provide scope for all academic staff to undertake consultancy and collaborative projects with industry.