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Chinese startup diagnoses depression from 30-sec speech

Voice Health Tech conducts joint research with Peking University hospital

Voice Health Tech uses purely acoustic signal processing to diagnose depression from a roughly 30-second speech via smartphone. (Photo courtesy of the company)

BEIJING -- Chinese artificial intelligence startup Voice Health Tech has started a joint project with a group of researchers led by Yue Weihua, a professor at Peking University Sixth Hospital, on the use of speech for depression screening and evaluation.

The project has now entered the clinical research stage. In November 2022, the team published a clinical research paper in Frontiers in Psychiatry, an international medical journal.

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