Look to Speak is an experimental app from Google that helps people with disabilities speak by looking in a specific direction. The app is now available on the Google Play Store and we’ll show you how it works.
Looking forward to talking
For people with motor disabilities and impaired speech, there is a tool that allows them to communicate with their eyes. Google has now Looking forward to talkingThe app is available on the Play Store.
On the screen there are all kinds of phrases that are commonly used in conversations. With the help of the selfie camera, your phone knows which direction you’re looking at, so you’re always looking at the phrase you want to use. You can do this four times in a row until all the other sentences on the screen disappear and the speaker reads your sentence afterwards. You can discover how this works in the video.
Also in Dutch
The app is very useful for Dutch users as well. You can adjust the words yourself through the side menu and the “Edit phrases” option. It’s important to always look far enough from the edges of your phone, because only then will it register properly.
This apparent look has been made by the developers in such a way that the app does not select the wrong options by mistake, and in practice we also made Look to Speak work very accurately. We had no false recordings during the test. And don’t worry, because before you can use the app, you’ll get a helpful explanation in a video tutorial.
What do you think of Look to Speak? Do you know people who can be helped with this app or are you going to use this app yourself? Let us know in the comments.