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Loquendo Speech Technology Powers Health Insight's Telemonitoring System


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June 16, 2008

Loquendo Speech Technology Powers Health Insight's Telemonitoring System

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Speech technology provider Loquendo (News - Alert) has announced Health Insight Solutions, a developer of telemonitoring systems, has selected Loquendo TTS to power its “black box” system.

Developed especially for elderly people, the HIS Telemonitoring system from Health Insight offers non-intrusive, home-based health monitoring, and it communicate with users via Loquendo speech technologies.
In addition, it leverages a Web-based portal to manage critical data, which is monitored and analyzed 24/7.
Rosanna Duce, vice president for international sales at Loquendo said that the HIS system brings the “very latest monitoring technology to elderly users,” and leveraging Loquendo TTS, communicates with them in an “intuitive, user-friendly manner.”
The Health Insight Box (HIS Box), according to Health Insight, collects a user’s health data—such as blood pressure, weight, oxygen levels, ECG—and environmental information—such as temperature, humidity, smoke—through wireless sensors.
HIS Box sends the collected information to the Health Insight Portal through DSL, GPRS, Ethernet or Analog Modem. Company officials said that the data managed by the system is thoroughly security protected and is also stored locally for a period of time.
Additionally, the system ensures that measurement parameters stay within certain limits and when they fail, an alarm is automatically set off. Officials pointed out that the notification can be sent in a variety of formats such as SMS, e-mail, voicemail, and other, and the system also notifies the portal that an alarm has been received and dealt with.
Thanks to the voices of Loquendo TTS, the HIS Box explains each measurement procedure in a natural, clear and friendly way. “Elderly users have proved extremely satisfied with the ease of interaction brought by the speech interface of this lifesaving system,” officials said.
Equipped with TTS Director interface, Loquendo TTS allows users to edit prompts, to synchronize music or sound effects with speech, adjust the speaking rate and pitch, and more. In addition, it also enables insertion of phonetic transcriptions with a tool, the Lexicon Editor.
Health Insight selected Loquendo TTS through INLOQ Voice Solutions, a German based distributor of Loquendo. 
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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