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A pocket reading device for the blind

 
: Fischer, W.-J.; Hirschfeld, D.; Kordon, U.; Owe, W.-D.

European Speech Communication Association -ESCA-, Stockholm:
Speech and language technology for disabled persons. Proceedings of an ESCA workshop
Stockholm, 1993
ISSN: 1018-4554
pp.191-194 : Lit.
European Speech Communication Association (Workshop) <1993, Stockholm>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IMS, Außenstelle Dresden ( IPMS) ()
Behindertenhilfsgerät; Filterschaltung; Prozessor; scanner; Sprachsynthese; VLSI-Schaltung

Abstract
The Fraunhofer-Institute of Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS Dresden and the TU Dresden, Institute of Technical Acoustics cooperate in the development of a portable reading device, which should be used in the area of disabled persons, especially for blinds and people with poor eyesight. The text reading is accomplished by a hand scanner. The main item is a new real-time ASIC speech processor chip, which has been developed. All speech parameters, which are necessary for the speech synthesis, have been optimized for the German language.

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