Chapter 6

Voice Activity Detection-Based Home Automation System for People With Special Needs

Dharm Singh Jat; Anton Sokamato Limbo; Charu Singh     Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia Sat-Com (PTY) Ltd., Windhoek, Namibia

Abstract

Speech-controlled applications and devices that support human speech, processing, and communication are becoming popular especially for the smart home system. Modern mobile devices like smartphones and Internet of Things can be operated by using spoken commands. Physically challenged people, including the elderly, rely on caregivers to assist them in doing everyday tasks in homes. But, there are some who would appreciate the convenience of automation in a home. This chapter suggests ...

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