'Beyond Verbal' Hopes to Assess Medical Conditions Through Voices

By: Joey Haar - Sep 26, 2016
References: beyondverbal & digitaltrends
Some say that the quality of one's voice communicates just as much as the words spoken, and Beyond Verbal has built its entire platform around that tenet. The company uses machine learning, big data analysis and vocal samples to assess people's emotional states based on their voices. And now, in a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, Beyond Verbal is working to extend its platform to include medical conditions like clinical depression and heart conditions.

Though the technology is currently too imprecise to be effective as a primary diagnostic tool, it is already very effective as a way to monitor health over time. For instance, if a patient is suffering from a diagnosed condition, doctors can use Beyond Verbal's platform to check on the progression of that condition weeks or months after the initial diagnosis.