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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

ISU Smart Home Lab, Department of Computer Science

 

Voice Interface

 

Description:  Speech remote control uses speech technology as the user interface. Users can talk to the smart home directly to control home appliances, gather information, communicate with friends and enjoy home entertainment.

 

Feature:

  • No need to use mouse and keyboard
  • Can control appliances and applications from anywhere in the home
  • Incorporate speech technology into user interfaces
  • Provide one of the most natural interfaces for less technical savvy users
  • Offer critical assistance to activities of daily life to elderly and people with vision and motor impairments

 

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Use Cases

Mr Anderson is great in health and doing fine. He can speak well but has greater degree of motor impairment which restricts him to use his hand to such an extent that he is unable to operate graphical user interface provided as the another mode to control the smart home. In order to execute the ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) he makes use of speech interface which offers all the operations provided by graphical user interface.

Software
  • Skype on some other computer
  • Window media player
Hardware
  1. Computer system
  2. Microphone is connected and turned on  (and passed through to VM from host)
  3. TV
  4. TIRA (Speech Interface needs to have exclusive access to Tira transmitter)