The Vocal Joystick

Jeffrey Bilmes, Katrin Kirchhoff, Howard Chizeck, James Landay, Patrica Dowden, Richard Wright, Co-PIs. The Vocal Joystick.

An interdisciplinary project with collaborators from UW Electircal Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Linguistics.

The goal of this project is to develop a novel system that we call the Vocal Joystick (VJ). This device will enable individuals with motor impairments to use vocal parameters to control objects on a computer screen (buttons, sliders, etc.) and ultimately electro-mechanical instruments (e.g., robotic arms, wireless home automation devices).

Learn more at The Vocal Joystick Website.