Euronews – NHS hospitals trialling AI app to help voice–impaired patients

 The broadcast news organisation Euronews has covered SRAVI in a video report. The report shows SRAVI’s AI–based lipreading app being used at Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, with patient Nathan Armstrong and research nurse Linda Phillips.

Watch the report here.

The article quoted Nathan and Linda discussing how it has helped his care, because he can “speak” to caregivers by doing nothing more than just moving his lips:

‘A real godsend’

“Breathing is very hard and tiring. So it helps me to communicate with others, without having to have a carer or anyone with me,” he said. “I can do it all on my own, which gives me more freedom to do things with my children as well”.

The Belfast–based company behind the app, Liopa, says it can understand more than 40 common phrases – such as “I need the bathroom” or “call my family” – and the software keeps learning to improve its performance.

Also satisfied are the health workers at the hospital where it’s being tried out.

“SRAVI has been a real godsend,” said Linda Phillips, research nurse for the trauma and acute care team at Royal Preston hospital. [Source: Euronews]