The presentation revolves around speech technologies developed at the EML. With a demonstration device the Heidelberg research enterprise shows how speech input can be used to tell domestic appliances what to do. The terminal has been set up in collaboration with CIBEK GmbH.
Visitors to CeBIT can see what it’s like to get appliances jumping to their commands. They can simply use their voices to raise and lower a blind, turns the lights on and off all over the house or in individual rooms, regulate the central heating or play their favourite music on the stereo system.“These applications are not just for fun,“ says Dr. Siegfried Kunzmann, EML’s head of research and development. “They are an aid for people whose movements are restricted but who do not want to lose out on quality of life for that reason.” With the demographic complexion of society changing, this applies above all to elderly people. But speech control over technical devices is also an interesting alternative for handicapped people, for example the blind.
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