That’s the promise behind the release of Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 2.0 software Tuesday. The latest speech detection technology builds upon the 1.0 version, which allowed users to trigger a device with a small set of words without a prompt. Now version 2.0 recognizes and responds to many more keywords and longer phrases, dozens of them, that can be analyzed in the course of a regular noisy conversation. The latest update increases the accuracy significantly by 60 percent and picks out words better in loud environments. What it enables is a much more natural interface with a device that can be listening for a wide array of triggers.
TrulyHandsfree is already at work in car Bluetooth kits from BlueAnt and Kensington and phones like the Samsung Galaxy S II. And it’s finding its way into sophisticated toys like Mattel’s Fijit Friends, which can respond to words spoken to it.
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