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Nintendo, NTT DoCoMo use DS for voice recognition

updated 06:10 pm EST, Mon January 30, 2012

Voice to text to aid disable students in classroom

Nintendo is partnering with Japanese service provider NTT DoCoMo to bring speech recognition tools to the classroom. Together, the two companies are using Nintendo's DS handhelds to display a teacher's words directly on the handheld gaming device's screen as they are spoken. The intent is to help students with disabilities learn better.

As a teacher gives their lesson, it is converted to text and displayed on either the DS or an electronic blackboard. It is also uploaded to the Internet cloud where it can be retrieved for future review.

NTT has already begun trials of the program in two school systems, the Japanese prefecture of Tottori and Okinowa. If successful, NTT hopes to deploy the learning system to homes and other locatons. [via NHK News]









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