Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech
A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.
Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.
His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.
"Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves."
"Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi"
It says his age and name in the original post. In fact, if you click the link, you’ll see they are actually the very first words of the article (the previous paragraph was just the tagline). It was not disrespectful in any way. News articles don’t usually include specific names in the title when the person in question is not a celebrity. Case in point: the infamous Florida man. Don’t believe me? Here are some of the articles in the first two News search page on Google when you type in “invents”:
Only a single article included the name of the inventor in the title. Meanwhile, there are two inventions by Indian people just in recent news (including Arsh’s)—something I would not have noticed if it weren’t for the title specifying that. Due to this, and having read several other articles, I can conclude that Indians are currently a powerful force in the field of innovations that may improve accessibility and the lives of so many people worldwide.
Dinocology’s post is indeed the most disrespectful and racist thing here, as they are trying to take attention off this young man’s amazing invention, which is properly attributed to the right person in the original post with a link to a full article, and derail it towards their pet issue with really degrading words. Arsh Shah Dilbagi is potentially going to give a voice to thousands of people who would have otherwise had a terrible quality of life and probably died decades earlier simply from lack of communication, but you don’t care about that do you?
Anyway, for anyone who is interested, I recommend watching this video in which Arsh talks about his invention!
- person: i love game of thrones!
- me: oh awesome me too
- person: i hate sansa though she's so stu-
- me: bye
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