Crafting The Human Voice

Everyone possesses traits that set them apart from others, but a person’s voice might be one of the most unique characteristics they have. This hour we’ll explore what it takes to provide vocal identities for those without them with Rupal Patel, director of the Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory at Northeastern University. She founded the VocaliD voice-bank to transform donated voiceprints and speech patterns into new individual voices for people who lack the ability to physically speak for themselves.