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Revista Politécnica

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ARMAS, Elizabeth; ALVAREZ, Robin  and  ROMERO, Geovanny. Aids Based on Speech Recognition Technology for People with Motor Disabilities and Reduced Mobility. Rev Politéc. (Quito) [online]. 2019, vol.43, n.1, pp.15-22. ISSN 2477-8990.

For a person without any physical limitation, it is easy to perform daily activities, but not for people with disabilities. In order to solve this problem, the present system allows a person with disabilities to control household electrical devices only using voice commands. This system is based on a commercial voice recognition software; the orders issued by the user are fulfilled in a reliable way. In addition, a user located in a wheelchair can control the movements of it.

To reduce the complexity of the system and avoiding additional wiring, our system sends voice commands through the electric network, facilitating its implementation and reducing costs. For the operation of equipment controlled by infrared signals (R), an X10 to IR converter module was designed. The final system allows the person with motor disability to increase his independence and wellbeing.

Keywords : disability; control; technology; voice command; independence.

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