National University of Singapore | Singapore

Kai Hsien Boo | Yip Keng Kan

People from a non-English speaking country such as China, Japan and India often find it difficult to communicate in English due to the mispronunciation of words. Although resources to the correct pronunciation exist, people hardly recognise their mistake and have no way to measure the accuracy of the way they speak objectively. Then comes AudIO. AudIO is an intelligent smartphone application that is specially developed to enhance user's pronunciation. It listens to a short speech and analyses the accuracy of the pronunciation. It highlights the mispronounced words or syllables and provides a comparison to the user. Thus, users can learn from their mistake and correct it accordingly.