Thought-To-Speech Interface Gives Voice To Voiceless

[nik's note: This is not exactly "speech technology" in the general context of this blog, but it is certainly related and, I feel, interesting enough to highlight here...]

A new thought-to-speech technology promises to give voice to the voiceless, to silence cell phone yellers, and to provide a discreet way to query search engines while in public.
At the Texas Instruments Developer Conference in Dallas last week, Michael Callahan, CEO and co-founder of Ambient Corp. of Champaign, Ill., demonstrated Audeo, a way to convert the deliberate nerve impulses that precede vocalization into digital information that can be turned into synthesized speech. [click heading for more]