In 1987, David Bohn began his career as a marketing coordinator with Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation in Redding, CT. Just eight years later, he became the company’s president, a role in which he now oversees corporate profitability and directs new product development. Outside of his work at the Redding company, David Bohn contributes to several charitable organizations, including the ALS Association, which operates numerous initiatives to support individuals with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). One of these initiatives is Project Revoice.
Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that afflicts nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain, often causing people to lose their ability to speak. To ensure that no one with ALS loses their voice, the ALS Association created Project Revoice. The initiative aims to use voice technology that synthesizes an individual’s unique voice to create a digital voice clone for use with augmented/alternative communication (AAC) devices.
Project Revoice will soon roll out its voice bank, which a person can use to record their voice. Once Project Rejoice launches the complete voice-cloning app, individuals will be able to use their voice recordings to develop their own unique “Revoice.”