Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Speech Operated Smart-Home Control System for Users with Special Needs

A. Vovos (1), Basilis Kladis (2), Nikolaos Fakotakis (1)

(1) University of Patras, Greece; (2) Knowledge S.A., Greece

This paper presents a speech operated smart-home control system with a focus on users with special needs - elderly people, people suffering from blindness or low vision and people with mobility impairments. The proposed system simplifies the use of various home appliances by providing a unified speech-controlled interface and thus improves the quality of their everyday life. The paper presents the implementation scheme and decisions taken in order to have a real-time operational system as well as real users' experimental results.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vovos, A. / Kladis, Basilis / Fakotakis, Nikolaos (2005): "Speech operated smart-home control system for users with special needs", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 193-196.