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sound interaction

Post by bruce45 » Sun 10 Jul 2016 8:04 pm

as a support worker i have a question for the coders. the young boy i am working with has very complex learning difficulties and can only press a button to interact with cause and affect software. he has no speech but can be very vocal with his own sounds. back to my question would it be possible to use a microphone for him to interact with the software for left click mouse control. the main reason for not wanting to use the button is he is 19 years old and will bite the cable and bang it of the ground and general wreck them.
so any ideas would be helpful

many thanks

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Re: sound interaction

Post by water01 » Mon 11 Jul 2016 5:28 am

You do not say which operating system you are using, but assuming it is Windows would it be possible to use the tools in the Ease of Access Center in Control Panel. If you want to use a microphone to control software you could use the Speech recognition software available there.

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Re: sound interaction

Post by bruce45 » Mon 11 Jul 2016 6:21 am

sorry should have said it would be windows. cant really use speech recognition software as he has no speech. he does make some sounds but nothing that would work with speech recognition. i was thinking more on the lines of what ever sound he makes has the same effect as left click to start with.

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Re: sound interaction

Post by water01 » Mon 11 Jul 2016 8:45 am

You can train the speech recognition to recognise almost any sound, it doesn't have to be actual speech. Trouble would be if he doesn't make a consistent sound, in that case you would always be training the software.

If you can get it to recognise a consistent sound you then allocate that to left click etc.

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Re: sound interaction

Post by bruce45 » Mon 11 Jul 2016 1:13 pm

that was what we tried with him last week but as it is not consistent did not work. he makes 6 different sound but very random hence the reason to see if any code could be wrote that would work with any sound.

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Re: sound interaction

Post by bigmac » Wed 13 Jul 2016 12:17 am

Not sure if this will do exactly what you need but this software allows the use of trigger noises to launch external programs. It doesn't say if multiple triggers can be configured but I'm sure the author will advise:
http://www.snooper.se/features.htm

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Re: sound interaction

Post by bruce45 » Wed 13 Jul 2016 7:43 am

thanks for that link i will look into it and see if it could work

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Re: sound interaction

Post by bruce45 » Fri 15 Jul 2016 8:09 pm

thanks to all for your help. now have a system that will work with a mike or button to interact with the cause and effect software best of all it is free http://www.senteacher.org/download/79/F ... nsory.html

might be some help if anyone would need this for your own family

thanks again

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