Development of a Portable Speech Recognition System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 AG12355-1,
Agency Tracking Number: 24733
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Westest Engineering Corp
1470 North Main Street, Bountiful, UT, 84010
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Lynds
 (801) 298-7100
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Speech Recognition has long been recognized as a useful method of entering data into acomputer. This technology is especially useful for people with physical disabilities which effect theirability to use a keyboard. A number of speech recognition systems are commercially available and arebeing used by people with physical disabilities. These systems are expensive to buy, can only be usedwith high performance computers, and can not easily be transported from one computer system toanother. Recent developments in digital signal processors and the availability of small, low costcomponents for computer systems, make it possible to build a speech recognition system in a relativelysmall package. This project will develop a voice controlled computer input system which can beoperated by people with a wide variety of physical disabilities. The system will be portable and willcontain a built in display panel; therefore, it can also be used by people with hearing impairments fordisplaying speech.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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