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Method and System for Creating Personalized Voice and Video Dictionary to Understand People with Disabilities

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000210103D
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

A method and system for creating personalized voice and video dictionary to facilitate understanding people with disabilities is disclosed. The system pre-records speech and gestures and associates them with their meanings to form a personalized dictionary.

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Method and System for Creating Personalized Voice and Video Dictionary to Understand People with Disabilities

Disclosed is a method and system for creating personalized voice and video dictionary to facilitate interpreting the speech and gestures of people with disabilities. The system pre-records speech and gestures, and associates them with their meanings to form a personalized dictionary. The personalized dictionary can be used to understand people who cannot express themselves clearly or to help people correct deficiencies in their modes of expression. It can also be used by baby sitters or people caring for infants and small children. The system includes a recording device, a computing device, a mobile phone, or other device that can record voice and video. A 'dictionary' comprised of a sounds or gestures and their meanings is created. A caretaker such as, a patient advocate, a parent, a counselor, etc. may create the dictionary. The caretaker may be a person who knows the disabled person well and understands normal patterns of communication of the disabled person or subject or patient. In an embodiment, some special gestures or sounds may have an associated alert. A caretaker observes such a gesture or sound and when the caretaker selects it from the dictionary a bell or a buzzer is sounded alerting the caretaker to an emergency situation (e.g. patient cannot breathe) . Caregivers may also record a sound or gesture currently being made by the subject and the dictionary can search an input option to find a match. Thereafter, the results are displayed to the caretaker. If this turns out to be a sound or gesture requiring an alert, the alert signal will be heard. Alerts may also be communicated to other people such as, a hospital staff, if the alerts represent a true emergency in a hospital environment.

The dictionary created is comprised of a series of sounds or gestures paired with a voice or text description of their meanings. Multiple sounds or gestur...