Voice Control your TV, DVD, TiVo, Stereo, ANYTHING with an infrared remote without reading directions or finding quickly outdated codes! Learns from your original remote, simply talking you through the process by speaking to you. Simply plug in & start using! Stylish & compact 8" diameter great on bedside nightstand and family room coffee table.
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After testing the first prototype, the VoiceIR has been next to my bed ever since! The voice control quality is impressive, I've even been able to command it successfully from all the way across the room with the TV on! - Mark Felling, President
Voice Control Your World! The VoiceIR Environmental Voice Controller ECU (Voice Me) provides complete, 100% hands-free voice control for the mobility impaired and blind over your TV, Digital Cable/Satellite, DVD/Blu-ray, Stereo, TiVo/DVR or anything else controlled by an infrared handheld remote such as inexpensive space heaters or air-conditioners available from Walmart with a infrared remote. VoiceIR means Independence, Security, Entertainment, & Communications using only your voice for Complete Environmental Control! Superior voice control, do-it-yourself simplicity & ease-of-use, with greater reliability over much more expensive alternatives. Learns from your original remote, simply talking you through the process eliminating the need to find quickly outdated codes. Add-on options are available to control lights, an assistance request chime, power adjustable beds, landline speakerphone, thermostat, powered door and window openers, a fan or anything else that can be plugged into the wall, anything that can be controlled by an ability switch, and much more.
The unit features two separate and unique voice recognition models for keywords and commands significantly outperforming other voice control devices. When you say your keyword, "TV" it responds "Yes?" And automatically meets your TV. now it will clearly understand your command: "channel up" or "CNN", will repeat the command back to you to confirm it understood, and then automatically unmute your TV.
The VoiceIR Voice Controller supports up to 120 voice commands, each command can be a macro sequence of up to 10 button pushes such as "Up 10" for navigating the guide or "play movie" that turns on multiple devices, so it is all of the inputs, pauses for 30 seconds while your Blu-ray boots up, and finally presses play. The commands are organized into 4 keyword-command groups for ease-of-use, reducing the number of commands that must be remembered across multiple devices with similar buttons and supporting 1 to 4 different users.
Expand Your System, controlling everything completely by voice or ability switches!
Request help from bed at night with a pleasant remote, plug-in chime
Securely open front door or garage door from bed when a care attendant arrives without giving out keys or codes
Call, answer, name dial, digit dial, and more with landline phone or cell phone
Stay comfortable controlling your thermostat, space heater, air-conditioner, ceiling fan, heating pad, electric blanket, fans/ionizer, and more
Advanced programmable motion control of front entry, garage, & interior lighting and doors!
Dim Lights when getting up in morning, going to bed, or watching TV
Raise or lower your Power Adjustable Bed by voice control!
Open or close windows, blinds, and drapes
The VoiceIR System is a complete ECU yet offers Much More for Much Less !
More Control with 120 voice commands, each capable of a 10 command sequence
More Versatility for multiple users, any language, slurred speech, pushbutton control, even nonvocal
More Reliability than computer-based Environmental Control Systems (ECUs)
More Simplicity with straightforward Do-It-Yourself setup. Make changes yourself over time!
More Compatibility for other manufacturer's equipment - leverage prior investments & ensure future expandability
Less Upfront Investment - only buy what you need and add functionality any time
Less Total Investment (3%-10%) for the same capabilities compared to alternatives
Special Features for the Mobility Impaired
Magic keyword operation provides ! truly and completely hands-free / button-free operation
Simply place a unit in each room where you would like to be able to issue voice commands
Special Features for the Blind (and making VoiceIR easier for everyone to use!)
Just press 1 of the 4 buttons and the interactive, No Setup Instructions to Read! during setup and use User Friendly Voice Guide intuitively instructs you what to do
Selectable response to the magic keyword fits individual preferences and prompts for your command
Repeats command recognized for affirmative confirmation that it performed the desired operation
Patent 7,624,458. Reproduction or use of this concept / design without the express written permission of Broadened Horizons, Inc. is strictly prohibited.
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Kevin Leonard, Coordinator of Assistive Technology Services for Easter Seals Miami Valley
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VoiceIR: 1 of 7 Game Changers that allowed me to live my life more independently over past 30 years as quadriplegic
I have been a C5 - C6 quadriplegic for over 30 years and have seen a lot of things change regarding technology and equipment. This has allowed me to live my life more independently.
I use a Voice IR (infrared) system with 120 voice commands. I can talk to my television, ceiling fan, heater, light, air conditioner, oscillating fan and Bose123 sound system. What does that mean for me? I can turn the overhead fan, oscillating fan or air conditioner on when I am hot, the heater when I am cold, the television when I want entertainment, turn the light on or off and independently play my music.
This allows for much-needed independence at home. Being a quadriplegic, temperature has always been an issue so being able to change it has truly been a game changer. The receiver has good recognition and I have it mounted on a cabinet at the head of the bed about 3 feet away. The commands are broken down into four sections and you get a different response for each section. So if I want to change the station I say "sound system" and it says "yes sir" and then you tell it the command. The command could be one of many things like CNBC and the channel will change or volume up. If I want to change the temperature I say "temperature control" and it says "how can I help you". If I say macro control I can do a number of commands all at once. So, I say "macro control" and it says "at your service" and I can say something I programmed which is "morning routine". The light comes on, oscillating fan comes on, television comes on and goes to ESPN news and then mute's so that I have captioning, the Bose123 comes on so I have music. All of that with one macro command.
You can create any commands you want as long as the appliance uses an infrared frequency. Be sure to be careful and not get radiofrequency because that will not work. Ask for an infrared fan, air conditioner etc. Most everything that has a remote control is infrared. You have to program all of your commands individually so it is time consuming.
I purchased it at Broadened Horizons (broadenedhorizons.com) 855-BROADEN 855-276-2336. The owner of the company has a good understanding of needs as he is also a quadriplegic. Broadened Horizons also offers technical support that you can purchase or that is part of a package. There is not much to it, it is size wise as it is teacup saucer size with a mounting mechanism on the back.
I also purchased the TalkIR ECU Speakerphone so that I can talk to my speaker phone. The TalkIR Speakerphone and Voice IR work together.
I have included some of my preprogrammed commands below to give you ideas on how many different things you can do.
Turn light off
WHAT YOU WANT VOICE COMMAND and RESPONSE
Keyword: Temperature Control Response: How can I help you?
1. Turn on AC Start air conditioner
Air conditioner power
2. Turn off AC Turn air conditioner off
3. AC Fan speed Fan slower or Fan faster
4. Colder temp Temperature colder
5. Warmer temp Temperature warmer
6. Turn on/off Oscillating fan Start oscillating fan
7. Turn off Oscillating fan Oscillating fan off
8. Make fan oscillate Oscillate
9. Make fan oscillate faster Oscillate faster
10. Ocillating fan Fan Speed
Keyword: SOUND SYSTEM Response: Yes sir?
1. Turn TV on Start Television
2. Turn TV off Television off
3. Mute TV TV Mute
4. Turn Bose on Bose Power
5. Turn up volume Bose volume up
6. Turn down volume Lower Bose volume
7. Change TV input Bose TV Mode
8. Change music track Bose Change Track
9. Play music Start Music
10. Play whole CD Whole CD
11. Return to playlist Playlist
12. Return to TV Mode Previous Input
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Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes
( Customer Testimonials more)
Steve Freier, San Mateo, California
"I just wanted to let you know that we have successfully installed and programed a VoiceIR [System's Voice Controller] unit for my client George Dill who is a quad. Even though there is a lot of room noise produced by his bed and other mediucal equipment, it works well enough that he can control his HDTV, TIVO and sound system using his voice. His voice is very weak, so this is a miracle of sorts."
Ruth Ann Rahal, Greeley, Colorado
"Now that I've gotten some things working with the Voice IR it's already given me so much freedom and I'm very happy to be able to control things on my own even if it's just the TV and stereo [adding control over bed, deadbolt, & door opener]. Thank you for making these available."
Lori Russell, Golden BC, Canada
[Lori is a High School Special Education Adaptive Technology Professional]
"Just wanted to let you know that I set up M.G.'s VoiceIR QuickStart Package today, and it works like a charm!!! Very very easy to program, easy to change commands, great for him (being blind) because he can tell if it's recognized his command. What I was also happy about was that his voice recognition was the same no matter what position he is in in bed. We got all the TV commands programmed, and they work beautifully for him. He's thrilled with the independence this affords him. Next week we will do the stereo and satellite radio, as well as his assistance call chime system. Thanks again. It's a wonderful system for someone who is -- he can finally have a bit of independence, which is hard to come by in his situation!" blind and paralyzed
Mr. Robin D. Walls, Brunswick, Maine
"The VoiceIR Infrared Voice Controller has been a great addition to making me more independent. Before the VoiceIR, I had to keep calling on my wife to change the TV channel or volume, which became rather annoying after a short period of time. I also have the Vocalize! Cell Phone Complete Voice Control System, and at times the TV would be to loud to answer my phone, now I can turn it down before answering the phone. The Vocalize bed mic makes things even better to control the phone.
I am now able to watch TV when I'm alone; my wife works full time so I am alone a lot. I have started out slow with the VoiceIR to get use to it, and can't wait for hot weather to use it on my air conditioner. I'm planning to put my stereo in my bedroom along with a DVD player. The tube that's close to my mouth is for me to get water and to hold the bed microphone that goes to my wheelchair cell phone system."
Cele Donahue (Mom), Hyattsville, Maryland
"The VoiceIR device has given my son, Tommy, back some of the much needed control over his life that he had lost. In addition, this has uplifted his spirits and moral and improved his interactions with the nursing staff at his long-term facility home. He is able to do things without their help. This, of course, increases his independence thus decreasing his complete dependence on them.
We were able to utilize a multi-step macro which enables him to turn on & off several devices with just one command (TV, cable, DVD, and surround sound). We, also, use one for Volume control so one command can increase the volume in intervals of three not one. My son's quality of life continues to increase daily. Thanks, again for all of your help as well."