The above video is a little rough in terms of processing delay, but it’s staggering. Voice without voice.
According to New Scientist, the neckband translates thought into speech by picking up nerve signals; “with careful training a person can send nerve signals to their vocal cords without making a sound. These signals are picked up by the neckband and relayed wirelessly to a computer that converts them into words spoken by a computerized voice.”
The system is called the Audeo, and currently understands 150 words and phrases. Applications range from cell phones, VOIP, IM (including voice to text recognition) and services for those who have lost their voice.