Name of the Technology : Bengali Speech Recognition System
Disability Sector : Visual Impairments
Function : Education and Learning aids, Aids for computer/ mobile or any other gadget operation, Communication and speech aids
Category of research : New technology/product (not existing in the country)
Brief description of the product/ technology:
The technology will help automatic speech recognition and generation in Bengali. it can be used for developing user interfaces with mobile and computers for tasks like sms and emailing. it can also be used for giving voice based commands. A module suited for elderly with broken speech is also developed.
The product was partially field tested and Vision Aids vizag and is resy to be used by blind, as well as elderly persons.
Readiness level of the product/technology: Alpha level validated through user feedback
Anticipated time to reach the next readiness level: 9 to 12 months
Anticipated time for the technology/product to come in the market: More than two years
Any Hindrance(s) being faced w.r.t. the development of product/technology: Lack of Funds
Anticipated cost: It will be part of larger systems
Pabitra Mitra, Associate Professor Computer Science and Engineering