New platform will offer insights on patient health by listening to people speak

Can the same technology which analyzes emotion in voices also be used to identify health-related issues, ranging from stress and depression to heart conditions? That’s the question being asked as part of a collaboration between voice-driven emotions analytics company Beyond Verbal and researchers at leading global medical institutions, including the Mayo Clinic.Their answer? An optimistic ‘yes.’ Over the past 21 years, Beyond Verbal has gathered an impressive broad dataset of 2.5 million emotion-tagged voices in upwards of 40 different languages. The idea is that, working with its medical partners, it can use the power of machine learning and big data to also examine the connection between vocal intonations and health issues. “We are not calling what we’re doing right now diagnostics,” Yuval Mor, CEO of Beyond Verbal, told Digital Trends. “Instead,…


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