Voice-Activated Remote ControlBy Wong, Yiu; RESNA 2001: Annual Conference Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 35-37
Publication Date: June 2001
Article describing a voice-activated remote control developed to assist adults with limited hand control. The remote control allows the user to control the functions of a TV, Cable, and VCR entertainment system by using voice commands. The voice-activated remote control unit was designed using basic voice recognition software, specifically Voice Direct 364. Voice Direct 364 is a speaker-dependent speech recognition module, which allows the programming of up to 15 words with a duration of 2.5 seconds each. Voice Direct is coupled with a universal remote control by use of a basic logic circuit. The author concludes that it is simple to program the correct words required to operate the entertainment system, and the voice-activated remote is described as easy-to-use, portable, and affordable.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14141