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Interactive Phone

The Sensory Interactive phone could combine many of Sensory’s technologies for a variety of features. This concept would be ideal for developing a whole family of products. The following example would be for a full-featured phone. In this, I have given an example of how many of Sensory’s technologies could be used.

Technologies used are as follows:

  1. Speaker independent recognition – for basic command words like add, delete, review, etc.
  2. Speaker dependent recognition – for name dialing
  3. Speaker verification – for voice password to control who makes long distant calls for example
  4. Speech synthesis – for user prompts to reduce the need for a users manual and a truly interactive product
  5. Voice record and playback – for name conformation when dialin
  6. Continuous listening/Word spotting – to allow the user hands free control

The product could be for either a corded or cordless phone. The user could simply say a key command word to activate the phone such as the product name after which the phone would respond, “Yes?” The user could then say speaker independent command words like call, dial, add, delete, review, etc. The phone would use speech synthesis to walk the user through the process for a totally interactive product.

Name dialing would allow the user to simply say the name of the person they want to call – like “Jeff” or “Jeff at Sensory”. Research tells us that only a very small percentage of the population use speed dials because users are reluctant to read the users manual or keep lists. Name dialing solves this problem. The phone could be designed with just one name-dialing directory or many such as, Family, Friends, Work, etc. Each name could also have one number or multiple numbers to contact the person at home, work, mobile, etc.

Continuous listening or word spotting technology could be used to trigger the phone with voice. The user could be sitting at his desk and say the command word “Interactive Phone”, and then “call” and then the persons name. Another feature would be to have a speaker phone so the user never has to walk over and pick up the handset before, during or after the call.

If there were a caller ID chip in the product, the phone could recognize the incoming number and then announce the number or name of the person calling. So if John is in my name dialing directory, and John calls me, the phone would announce that “John is calling” and then take it one step further by asking the user if they wish to answer by saying, “would you like to answer?” The user then says “yes or no.” If the user says yes, the phone puts the caller on speaker phone, if the caller says no, the phone stops ringing or if there is an answering machine, puts the caller into voice mail. This is like having your own personal secretary!

Another feature could be that after a call from a new person that is not in the users name dialing directory, the phone could ask them if they want to add this number to their directory. If they say “yes” the phone will ask them to say the name and then the number would automatically be added.

Speaker verification could be used as an added feature to control phone settings and calling options. Parents could use a voice password to control long distant calls. For example, if the parents are away and have a baby sitter or nanny, the baby sitter could not make long distant calls. Each time a (1) is dialed before a number, the phone could prompt the user to say their password. If the password is not correct, the call will not be placed.

Parents could also curtail how much time their kids spend on the phone. Each time a user places a call, the phone prompts them to first say their password. Each child would have their own password that is word and voice specific. Parents could set a weekly time limit for each child. As the kids use the phone, it can keep track of who is using it and how much time is spent. Once the time limit for each child is hit, the phone will no longer accept their password. Of course for emergency numbers, no password would be required.

The above phone example would be a full featured phone, there could certainly be a whole family of phones along this product line.

Products

VR-STAMP-Toolkit, VR-STAMP prog, VR-STAMP module, RSC-4128-DEV/B, VE-FLASHPACK, RSC4128,
SCT-6000, SCT-Startup-kit, SCT-Demo Unit, SC-691

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