Peter Yellowlees

Position Title

  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Telepsychiatry Services Across Languages: Development and Testing of an Automated Translation and Transcription Tool Using Speech Recognition Technologies

Underserved individuals, particularly the 22 percent with limited English proficiency in the U.S., are receiving inadequate mental health care. Live interpreters are not always available, and if they are, the nuances of understanding behavioral and mental health needs are not always met. This pilot award creates a new clinical tool that will enable English-translated captions to appear during live video consultations, called telepsychiatry. Voice recognition and language translation will occur automatically using software, and can be checked for accuracy. 

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