SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- An incredible tool has been developed at UC San Francisco. Scientists have created a computer decoder that can translate brain signals into natural-sounding speech.
That means people who have diseases like Parkinson's or Multiple Sclerosis, or have suffered a stroke, or have a traumatic brain injury could someday regain their voice.
The treatment involves a panel of electrodes on the surface of the brain that would record signals associated with speech.
The decoder would then translate the signals into a computerized vocal track that sounds like a natural voice.