Whether for logging maintenance work, for quality assurance, the automated transmission of information to another department or for improving internal processes – documenting information and work steps is an important and absolutely essential task in many companies. However, staff often feel that interrupting work for this reason and downing tools is a nuisance and costs time. In addition, sterile or particularly hazardous work environments require contactless data entry methods.
Speech-based documentation – by the by
The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg develops technologies for speech-assisted documentation systems to tackle these unpopular tasks, leaving hands free and without visual contact. Valuable personnel resources can be saved, as documentation tasks are performed alongside the actual main activity. An intelligent voice input system functions as a convenient and contactless operating interface. Thanks to extensive experience in the development of speech-based industrial solutions, the Oldenburg branch’s own speech recognition systems function reliably even in noisy environments as well as at a greater distance from the microphone – in compliance with the highest data privacy requirements, both locally and without internet access if requested. This means that applications are also possible in isolated areas or in plants or critical infrastructures located at a remote distance.