Vera – An AI Speech Therapist
Any innovation projects (Coordinator: Dr. C.K. Chui)
Supervisor: Dr. J.T.H. Yuen (Department of Computer Science)
Vera overcomes temporal, spatial, and financial barriers faced by children with speech disorders in Hong Kong, and tackles the problems faced by speech therapists. Vera is an AI-powered mobile application making use of deep learning and big data to provide accurate and immediate diagnosis and personalized treatment of speech sound disorders for children. Vera also provides speech therapists with resources that help children practice pronunciation, and progress reports that allow tracking of patients’ progress. The interactive diagnosis process is facilitated by a conversing chatbot. After diagnosis, Vera provides personalized and gamified pronunciation exercises to encourage children to receive treatment actively.
Project leader: Cheung So Yee, BSc
Team member(s): Tratik Dixit, BEng(CompSc); Chan Lee Yan(Jodie), BSc(Speech)
This project team was selected for the Inno Show award at the 5th Inno Show.
This team has received HK$20,000 sponsorship to participate in international design competition(s) and consumables expenses to support further development of the project.
This project team was selected for the best project award – COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming at the 1st Engineering InnoShow.