Archive for the ‘Voice’ Category

How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

... While advances in personal technology continue at a rapid pace, at times their designers seem to forget about the population that could perhaps benefit from it the most. Stabelfeldt says just the ability to charge a phone with a wheelchair didn't even exist until a few years ago. But features like ...

Handsfree calling from your Mac via Dialogue

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

  I could use this, badly. Pity I don't have the most up to date Mac OS [10.8+] that it needs...   [wp_youtube]RG7nugRPR6w[/wp_youtube] Dialogue

Snapvoice – Photos With Audio Recordings

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Using Snapvoice you can add an audio recording of up to 90 seconds to a single image. I came across SnapVoice and it reminded me of an earlier post on a similar app, VoicePic, and some thoughts I had in that post around Mechanical Turk. I think this would be an excellent ...

Voicepic – voice caption your photos

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Voicepic – is an app that allows you to add a 5 second audio recording to any of your photographs and then share them to Facebook or on the Voicepic website, almost instantly. When I saw this I thought how it's kind of like the Descriptive Camera and wouldn't ...

Voice mouse development

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

This voice mouse for Mac OS X is a work in progress. It allows those with mobility issues to interact with the mouse cursor using only their voice. Some great comments looks like further development will be forthcoming. Source : spamtech.co.uk/... via hackaday.com/... and http://pinterest.com/pin/69031806758696249/ via Lifekludger

Voice Controlled Alarm Clock

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_616" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="moshi alarm clock"][/caption] [Link: Moshi Alarm Clocks: Speak to your Moshi Alarm Clock and it speaks back] Moshi Alarm Clocks are sleekly designed clocks with voice recognition technology. The Moshi Alarm Clock is fully voice interactive and can be operated without ever even seeing the clock. Speak to your Moshi ...

A True Hands Free Bluetooth Headset

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Meet Darrell Earlier in the year I was contacted by Darrell. Darrell may not realise it, but he is a Lifekludger. Darrell has a son. His son lives with a disability. His son's disability prevented him from using a mobile phone. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="earpiece"][/caption]Unable to press a button to activate 'hands ...

Slashdot Hardware Story | Better Tools For Disabled Geeks?

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="tools"][/caption] Interesting, wide ranging discussion over on Slashdot about Tools For Disabled Geeks, voice input and other hardware discussions. [Slashdot Hardware Story | Better Tools For Disabled Geeks?] Hat tip to whoever it was pinged me on this, I've forgotten who it was now, but if it's you, thanks. Image ...

Voice Activated iPod Controller

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

I once had one of these 'fat nano' ipods. Had to sell it as I couldn't use it due to the touch nature of the ipod control wheel. Now if I'd had one of these devices that controls the basic functions of the ipod by voice I would've been set. [Voice Activated ...

Mouse Control with voice sounds

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Researchers from the University of Washington are developing a mouse that's controlled using sounds made with your voice. [wp_youtube]PXmccs4GIqI[/wp_youtube] I have nothing to add.