Park Associates to Discuss Implications of Gesture and Voice Recognition Technologies
April 27, 2012
By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor
Parks Associates has said that it’ll explore the implications of gesture and voice recognition technologies, including the growing popularity of offerings such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Kinect, at the “The Human TV Remote: Gesture and Voice Recognition,” session during CONNECTIONS conference, scheduled to be held in the first week of June.
Apple’s (News - Alert) Siri is an intelligent personal assistant that helps users to get their things done just by asking. It allows them to use their voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more.
“Siri voice recognition is a popular feature, and nearly 40 perecnt of iPhone (News - Alert) 4S owners now want similar voice features for their TVs,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at Parks Associates.
According to Microsoft (News - Alert), Kinect for Windows offers the potential to transform how people interact with computers and Windows-embedded devices in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, retail, transportation, and beyond.
Scherf said that gesture and voice-control offerings create new, immersive entertainment experiences and could boost adoption of other enhancements, such as 3DTV, currently in only 6 percent of North American broadband households.
“With these technologies, providers can offer unique interfaces between viewer and content, which should lead to higher customer satisfaction and levels of engagement with programming and advertising,” Scherf said.
At the “The Human TV Remote” CONNECTIONS session, Parks Associates (News - Alert) plans to present consumer research and trends such as the ramifications on consumer use and analysis of new applications.
Parks Associates sells market research reports and industry analysis regarding advanced residential products and consumer perceptions about these products and services.
Last month, Parks Associates reported that over 50 percent of U.S. Apple iPhone 4S users are "very satisfied" with SIRI.
Edited by Juliana Kenny