Noise Robust Speech Recognition Applied to Voice-Driven Wheelchair
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing volume 2009, Article number: 512314 (2009)
Conventional voice-driven wheelchairs usually employ headset microphones that are capable of achieving sufficient recognition accuracy, even in the presence of surrounding noise. However, such interfaces require users to wear sensors such as a headset microphone, which can be an impediment, especially for the hand disabled. Conversely, it is also well known that the speech recognition accuracy drastically degrades when the microphone is placed far from the user. In this paper, we develop a noise robust speech recognition system for a voice-driven wheelchair. This system can achieve almost the same recognition accuracy as the headset microphone without wearing sensors. We verified the effectiveness of our system in experiments in different environments, and confirmed that our system can achieve almost the same recognition accuracy as the headset microphone without wearing sensors.
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Sasou, A., Kojima, H. Noise Robust Speech Recognition Applied to Voice-Driven Wheelchair. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2009, 512314 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/512314