Perceptual User Interfaces Logo
University of Stuttgart Logo

Speech as a Feedback Modality for Smart Objects

Clemens Lombriser, Andreas Bulling, Andreas Breitenmoser, Gerhard Tröster

Proc. International Workshop on Intelligent Pervasive Devices (PerDev), pp. 1-5, 2009.


Abstract

One part of the vision of ubiquitous computing is the integration of sensing and actuation nodes into everyday objects, clothes worn on the body, and in large numbers in the environment. These augmented environments require novel types of interfaces that provide for naturalistic and adaptive interaction depending on the user context. In this paper, we evaluate the use of speech synthesis on small, low-power sensor nodes that may be integrated into smart objects. We evaluate the so-called Wireless Voice Node, a wireless sensor node with the ability to produce speech as a novel feedback modality for ambient intelligence applications. As an example, we present a doll that aims at using speech synthesis to improve the playing experience of children.

Links


BibTeX

@inproceedings{lombriser09_perdev, author = {Lombriser, Clemens and Bulling, Andreas and Breitenmoser, Andreas and Tr{\"{o}}ster, Gerhard}, title = {Speech as a Feedback Modality for Smart Objects}, booktitle = {Proc. International Workshop on Intelligent Pervasive Devices (PerDev)}, year = {2009}, pages = {1-5}, doi = {10.1109/PERCOM.2009.4912831} }