Laboratory voice data entry system

J. L. Praissman, John C. Sutherland

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Abstract

We have assembled a system using a personal computer workstation equipped with standard office software, an audio system, speech recognition software and an inexpensive radio-based wireless microphone that permits laboratory workers to enter or modify data while performing other work. Speech recognition permits users to enter data while their hands are holding equipment or they are otherwise unable to operate a keyboard. The wireless microphone allows unencumbered movement around the laboratory without a 'tether' that might interfere with equipment or experimental procedures. To evaluate the potential of voice data entry in a laboratory environment, we developed a prototype relational database that records the disposal of radionuclides and/or hazardous chemicals. Current regulations in our laboratory require that each such item being discarded must be inventoried and documents must be prepared that summarize the contents of each container used for disposal. Using voice commands, the user enters items into the database as each is discarded. Subsequently, the program prepares the required documentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1202-1208
Number of pages7
JournalBioTechniques
Volume27
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 21 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Information Systems
Data acquisition
Microphones
Speech recognition
Speech Recognition Software
Databases
Audio systems
Hazardous Substances
Equipment and Supplies
Computer workstations
Microcomputers
Radio
Radioisotopes
Personal computers
Documentation
Containers
Software
Hand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Praissman, J. L., & Sutherland, J. C. (1999). Laboratory voice data entry system. BioTechniques, 27(6), 1202-1208.

Laboratory voice data entry system. / Praissman, J. L.; Sutherland, John C.

In: BioTechniques, Vol. 27, No. 6, 21.12.1999, p. 1202-1208.

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Praissman, JL & Sutherland, JC 1999, 'Laboratory voice data entry system', BioTechniques, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 1202-1208.
Praissman JL, Sutherland JC. Laboratory voice data entry system. BioTechniques. 1999 Dec 21;27(6):1202-1208.
Praissman, J. L. ; Sutherland, John C. / Laboratory voice data entry system. In: BioTechniques. 1999 ; Vol. 27, No. 6. pp. 1202-1208.
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