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Voice-Based Camera Self Timer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019298D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-25

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Built-in cameras have become very popular in mobile phone devices. As the camera functionality and quality increase, the mobile phone will often be used as a substitute for a small digital camera. A current feature thereby is a self timer. The idea is to equip a mobile phone with a self timer that is speech-controlled. To activate the final release sequence of the self timer, the user has to say an appropriate key word. It can be any predefined key word (for example "start", "cheese" etc.) or any of the name entries in the address book. Already existing speech recognition engines, which are presently used e.g. as a support for dialing, allow such key word activation. Advanced engines provide even a recognition that is speaker independent.