Haptic feedback used to modify a user’s speech patterns
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-25
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Disclosed is a software application for mobile devices that monitors a user’s speech, applies preset rules, and then alerts the user via haptic feedback when the user needs to change the current speech pattern to a more desirable mode.
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Haptic feedback used to modify a user's speech patterns
The current capabilities of mobile phones include some voice processing; some phones support voice commands by always listening to the environment. Phones that not only perform speech-to-text (command) translation, but also infer the intonation of the voice and detect multiple voices are soon to be developed.
The novel contribution is a software application that combines known technologies into a solution to provide haptic feedback to the user based on a set of rules that run against the information from the speech recognition . The novel application combines the following known technologies:
• Software to implement the solution on a mobile device
• Vibration support to provide haptic feedback
• Speech recognition through both speech-to-text and intonation detection
To implement the application using a mobile device, such as a cell phone, the microphone continually receives speech input. A set of default rules, a dictionary, and other data required for the speech recognition engine to function are contained in the application . The optional user configuration allows the user to define the stringency of the default rules or to select which set of rules should be applied. If the application detects a matching rule, then it alerts the user via a vibration or other non-obtrusive means.
Figure: Components and process
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When the application is active on a user's mobile phone , it can detect that...