A Speech-Controlled Environmental Control System for People With Severe DysarthriaBy Hawley, Mark S.; Enderby, Pam; Green, Phil; Cunningham, Stuart; Brownsell, Simon; Carmichael, James; Parker, Mark; Hatzis, Athanassios; O’Neill, Peter; Medical Engineering & Physics, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 586-593
Publication Date: June 2007
Paper focuses on the design and development of a limited vocabulary speaker-dependent speech recognition application, which was created with greater tolerance to variability of speech, as well as a computerized training package. The training package was designed to assist people with dysarthria to improve the consistency of their vocalizations. The results of field trials to evaluate the training program and the speech-controlled ECS are presented, as the system was found to be a viable alternative to switch-scanning systems for some people with severe dysarthria. Implications for future research are discussed.
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