Audio Processing in LiveCode

Peter Reid preid at
Thu Dec 28 11:05:39 EST 2017

Hi Richmond

My aim is to provide a trainer app to help the person improve their speaking (i.e. NOT 2 at this stage). This is what the family wanted and they (including the sufferer) are happy with its function and intended purpose so far.

However, I'm not a medic, so I accept what you say.  Nevertheless, I'll continue anyway as the family are very positive about it and how it helps them engage with the problem as a whole family. I don't really mind if the result is a placebo effect, just as long as the family feel it is of some benefit.


Peter Reid
Loughborough, UK

> Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:26:43 +0200
> From: Richmond Mathewson <richmondmathewson at>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
> Subject: Re: use-livecode Digest, Vol 171, Issue 44
> If we start to unpack your post we can come to a slightly simpler 
> conclusion than what you set out as your goal initially.
> 1. Is your main idea to have a program where the device can "do the 
> talking" for the patient?
> 2. As the "owner" of a 94 year old Mother-in-law who suffers from some 
> sort of selective dementia I realise that
> pointing out to her that her hallucinations are hallucinations (rather 
> than reality) is both an uphill struggle
> and causes her a lot of distress: oddly enough she's far happier inside 
> the comfort zone of her hallucinations.
> If "Granny" suffers from Aphasia she has permanent damage in the Broca's 
> Area of her brain, normally due to
> a stroke: this cannot be sorted out, unfortunately.
> She could, also, suffer from a type of dementia that has similar 
> symptoms to aphasia.
> Doesn't really matter which; the end result is just as bad and bl**dy 
> awful for all concerned.
> If you are going for #1 then there is absolutely no need for any 
> speech-recognition stuff or comparison
> between recorded sounds and those on the device.
> Richmond.

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