Speech recognition use in healthcare applications

Scott Durling, Jo Lumsden

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Speech recognition technology is regarded as a key enabler for increasing the usability of applications deployed on mobile devices -- devices which are becoming increasingly prevalent in modern hospital-based healthcare. Although the use of speech recognition is not new to the hospital-based healthcare domain, its use with mobile devices has thus far been limited. This paper presents the results of a literature review we conducted in order to observe the manner in which speech recognition technology has been used in hospital-based healthcare and to gain an understanding of how this technology is being evaluated, in terms of its dependability and reliability, in healthcare settings. Our intent is that this review will help identify scope for future uses of speech recognition technologies in the healthcare domain, as well as to identify implications for the meaningful evaluation of such technologies given the specific context of use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th international conference on advances in mobile computing and multimedia
EditorsGabriele Kotsis, David Taniar, Eric Pardede, Ismail Khalil
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-269-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event6th international ACM conference on advances in mobile computing and multimedia - Linz, Austria
Duration: 24 Nov 200826 Nov 2008


Conference6th international ACM conference on advances in mobile computing and multimedia
Abbreviated titleMoMM '08


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