Discover our story and our team
Based in Leuven, Belgium, Say it labs BV is a Belgium-based “spin-off" from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (imec). We are developing proprietary artificial intelligence-based speech recognition technology designed to support people with speech disabilities. We combine our state-of-the-art technology with best practices in speech therapy and create video games with the goal of motivating and improving independent practice.
Lukas Latacz holds a PhD in computer science. Lukas spent several years as a post-doctoral researcher specializing in speech recognition algorithms that targeted atypical speech often seen in people with speech disabilities.
Erich holds a Masters in Computational Linguistics and a Masters in Communication Disorders. Erich brings 15 years of industry experience working as both a speech recognition scientist and speech and language pathologist.
SAY IT Labs is born
1st SAY IT Labs employee
The Proof-of-Concept is created
First gaming research study at Camp ShoutOut
Innovation award WINNER
Keynote speaker at European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders
Everis Belgian Innovation Award finalist
Fluency Friends first prototype arrives
Presenter at Oxford disfluency conference
SAY IT Labs grows to 8 people
Fluency Friends will make its world debut
Renown fluency specialists are helping Say It Labs throughout the different development stages to ensure the best possible version of the games will be brought to the market. They have donated hundreds of hours of guidance and evidence-based research on countless techniques that work towards improving speech from the neurological, physiological, and linguistic levels.