Our Mission

We are an organization developing software to help resolve stuttering speech disfluency in the form of web applications.

With the technologies that we develop, we hope to help others continue their speech improvement even after speech therapy.

Our goal is to eventually migrate to a mobile app and allow users to interact with our software anywhere and at any time.

Our Goal

"While searching for strategies to improve speech patterns as someone who stutters, I had an epiphany. The key to improving stuttering is technology - machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing. After research and consultation with experts in speech pathology and machine learning, I mapped out a set of goals designed to employ technology as a way to help those who stutter. I then recruited students passionate about using technology for social impact and began executing our ambition vision - to give people who stutter ways to practice their strategies in situations other than the therapy sessions and track their progress." - Akhil Kondepudi, Founder

Our Team

We are a student organization at the University of Michigan passionate about creating technology to help others.

Akhil Kondepudi

Akhil KondepudiFounder, University of Michigan

Class standing: Sophomore

Major: Neuroscience

Future Goals / Passions: Becoming a physician-scientist, want to develop tools for social impact

Mariam Mahmoud

Mariam MahmoudFull Stack Developer, University of Michigan

Class standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science

Future Goals / Passions: Working as a software engineer to use technology to solve real-world problems and pursuing a PhD to teach computer science

Felix Hu

Felix HuML Engineer, Duke University

Class standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science

Future Goals / Passions: Lead an organization that uses technology for social good and impact

Akshay Gupta

Akshay GuptaBackend Developer, University of Michigan

Class standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Future Goals / Passions: Problem solving, specifically when looking at how engineering can be used to change human interaction

Matt Mayfield

Matt MayfieldBackend Developer, University of Michigan

Class standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science

Future Goals / Passions: Creating software that improves people's lives and learning new technologies that allow me to do so

Michael Kaufmann

Michael KaufmannFrontend Developer, University of Michigan

Class standing: Freshman

Major: Computer Science

Future Goals / Passions: Studying and working in the fields of computer vision and robotics

Aya Salim

Aya SalimOutreach Director, University of Michigan

Class standing: Sophomore

Major: Neuroscience and Political Science

Future Goals / Passions: Pursuing a political track and gender equality

Our Sponsors

A huge thank you to the University of Michigan - Services for Students with Disabilities Department and Twilio for sponsoring this project! Also, thank you to the Michigan Entrepreneurship Clinic for supporting this project!

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