Liopa

Liopa develop Visual Speech Recognition (VSR) technology - effectively automated Lip reading.   The company are using this technology to create a communications application for tracheostomy patients, who can’t speak but can move their lips normally.  The SRAVI application (Speech Recognition App for the Voice Impaired) will run on a smartphone and, when pointed towards the patient, will analyse their lip movements and decide which phrase, from a pre-defined list, is being uttered.  Compared to the limited alternatives available, SRAVI will provide an easy-to-use, accurate and cost effective method for communication between these patients, their family members and healthcare staff. SRAVI will be trialled in 2 NHS critical care environments in mid 2019.

Liopa Case Studies

Elder Social Engagement Gamification/Nudging

Our care systems cannot sustain the cost of the rapidly growing elder population. We need to move from a reactive to a pro-active model of care, and reducing loneliness is known to promote better health and faster recovery from illness and treatment.


In partnership with

Ulster University
Queens University Belfast
Invest Northern Ireland