Researchers Bring Voice Recognition to Palmtops

October 11, 2001 | Source: New York Times

A new generation of voice recognition and speech engines embedded in handheld computers is coming out.
I.B.M. Research has reconfigured Palm organizers in an attempt to create a speech system small enough to reside on a hand-held computer.

Lernout & Hauspie plans to release software called PDSay that can be downloaded into any Compaq iPaq, models 3630 and later.

SpeechWorks has developed embedded speech systems for handheld computers that can turn text into speech and can understand spoken commands.

Voice Signal’s Elvis (“embedded large vocabulary interface system”) recognizes voice commands and can take dictation.