In the previous chapter we saw how to use the Kinect sensor skeleton tracker for providing inputs to our application. In this chapter we will explicate how to use the Kinect sensor's speech recognition capability as an additional natural interface modality in our applications. Speech recognition is a powerful interface that increases the adoption of software solutions by users with disabilities. Speech recognition can be used in working environments where the user can perform his/her job or task away from a traditional workstation.
In this chapter we will cover the following topics: