Voice Controlled Toy CarBy O'Fallon, John M.; RESNA 2001: Annual Conference Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 41-43
Publication Date: June 2001
Paper describing a voice controlled toy car that is meant to give children with limited hand use a degree of freedom and independence in play. The toy car was created using an Images Company HM2007 Speech Recognition Unit with a Scenix SX28 as a microprocessor. The car chosen was a Nikko "Road Hog," which was too fast, initially. The car was slowed down to allow time for vocal commands to be processed, and for safety. The car performed well when each user programmed his or her own voice into the voice recognition software. Background noise and changes in the user's voice had a negative effect on the car's performance, causing either nonperformance or even crashing. The author concluded that more research needed to be completed before the car would be effective, but the car did prove to be a viable prototype.
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 O14143