When a family member becomes disabled, a whole new world of adaptive technology is ready to help them maintain their independence. Smart homes are poised to be the next wave of these technologies, even for people whose voices are affected by their disability. The site Architecture and Design reported on one company’s efforts to bring smart homes to the disabled community.
Voiceiit is an Israeli start-up that is creating smart home systems specifically for people who cannot speak clearly. They specialize in nonstandard speech recognition.
People with disabilities like cerebral palsy may not be able to pronounce words correctly. As the world becomes more voice-controlled through the use of smart technology, these people are at a disadvantage.
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Smart technology lets people control the devices in their homes through their wifi system, usually through voice or through a smartphone app. This would be a boon to people who cannot move well and increase safety, but this technology relies on voice controls. People with diseases like Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy may not be able to speak clearly enough to make them work.
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Voiceitt is training an AI to recognize “nonstandard” voices so the disabled community can gain access to smart technology. They did a pilot last year where they demonstrated their software turning off a lamp and a television. However, it is still in development. The company is looking for more voices to train their AI.