An IMELDA based voice recognition system: a step towards effective voice recognition for persons with severe disabilities

Authors

  • G.E. Birch Res. & Dev. Div., Neil Squire Foundation, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • D.A. Zwierzynski Res. & Dev. Div., Neil Squire Foundation, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • C. Lefebvre Res. & Dev. Div., Neil Squire Foundation, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • D. Starks

Keywords:

handicapped aids, speech recognition, disabled people, IMELDA based voice recognition system, Neil Squire Foundation, physical disabilities, computer based technical aids, human/machine interface problems

Abstract

The Neil Squire Foundation has worked individually with well over 3000 adults with severe physical disabilities in assisting them to effectively use computer based technical aids. The Foundation recognizes the significant potential voice recognition represents in solving many human/machine interface problems and therefore, researchers in the Foundation have endeavoured to keep abreast of voice recognition technology. For many severely disabled persons, the ability to use spoken commands to control their environment is a very enticing concept. This interface capability can greatly enhance their ability to pursue a career, obtain an education, or enjoy recreational activities. The development of an IMELDA based voice recognition system is discussed

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1991-09-01

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Birch G, Zwierzynski D, Lefebvre C, Starks D. An IMELDA based voice recognition system: a step towards effective voice recognition for persons with severe disabilities. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1991 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];19(4):111-2. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/694

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada