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VoiceIR Environmental Voice Controller ECU - VoiceMe

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$977.66

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LIMITED INVENTORY, Do not wait! Voice Control Your World! Independence, security, entertainment, and communications using only your voice for COMPLETE environmental control! Provides superior voice control And do-it-yourself simplicity with greater reliability over other Environmental Control Units (ECUs) that cost $2100 - $10,000! Up to 1 hour Training & Setup Support with BH AT Guru included!

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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Control your TV, DVD, TiVo, Stereo, ANYTHING with an infrared remote without reading directions or finding quickly outdated codes!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.

Purchase Now and get paid $100 rebate for sharing your comments and demonstrating your favorite commands!
Funding assistance available through Veterans Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation, & Worker's Compensation or State AT Financing & Loan Programs

SOLID Professional Services mean success!

  • NOW includes 1 Hour Dedicated Professional Phone Training and Setup Support.  Certified Resellers, Installers, & AT Experts may choose to provide these services and receive an additional discount.
  • NOW includes 1 YEAR FULL REPLACEMENT WARRANTY backed by Broadened Horizons directly so no third parties to deal with or hoops to jump through!  OPTIONAL Warranty Extension from 1 year to 2 or 3 years available for greater security and peace of mind. 
  • Many fully integrated and tested Expansion Controllers available. See Related Items or Customize your Environmental Control ECU QuickStart Kit

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 
Ability Switch  Activated Environmental Controllers are also available for the nonvocal 

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!)

No Setup Instructions to Read!  Just press 1 of the 4 buttons and the interactive, User Friendly Voice Guide intuitively instructs you what to do during setup and use
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.
 
Technical Details
  • 120 voice commands split in 4 'voice command groups' each with its own magic keyword, allows versatility for one to four users!
  • 1 user at home with 120 voice commands (or could share 30 with a family member)
  • 2 roommates such as in a rehab facility could share with 60 commands each
  • An occupational therapist could work with up to 4 clients at a time on multiple separate occasions
  • Excellent voice-recognition quality - commands are recorded in your own voice so any language or even otherwise very difficult to understand, slurred speech is not a problem!
  • Intelligently Learns Infrared Signals from any remote you have.  No need to try infrared codes and all devices even yet to be dreamed up will be supported.
  • Mix and cascade signals from different remotes to create Macros sequences of up to 10 individual IR signals per voice command.  
  • For example: the command "Play Movie" could dim the lights, turn on the TV, turn on the DVD player, turn on the stereo, set the stereo to DVD surround sound, and finally start the movie playing.
  • Delay Insertion between Signals - allows you to pace your macro for varying equipment that may take a few seconds to start up or perform other operations
  • Omni-Directional Infrared Emission - powerful infrared emits in a circular pattern covering the entire room
  • Auto Mute - temporarily mutes the sound allowing your voice command be easily recognized without raising your voice
  • Dual Power Supply - AC adaptor included allowing for voice activation any time or use 4 AA batteries for portability anywhere (times out after 10 minutes to conserve battery power)
  • Convenient Handheld Extender Remote provides optional single button manual activation of VoiceIR instead of using the magic keywords plus manual operation of volume and channel browsing for dexterous family and friends.
1.  Infrared Emitting Window
2.  User Buttons & LEDs
3.  Infrared Receiving Window
4.  Microphone
5.  Battery Box Cover
6.  Battery Box Stand
7.  Battery Power Switch

 

Specifications
 
Power supply:
AC/DC adaptor:
9VDC, 300mA
Battery:
AA X 4
IR reception distance:
10cm(4 inches)
Linear ultimate distance of IR emission:
8 meters(2.7ft)
Ultimate speech input distance:
3 meters(10 ft.)
IR reception angle:
+45° ~ -45°
Cover range per IR emission:
+30° ~ -30°
Power rating of speaker:
0.1W
Dimension:
189mm(diameter)x55mm(height) (7.4" x 2.2")
Weight:
218 g.(0.48lb)
Operating temperature:
0°C~40°C(32°F~104°F)
Manufacturer's Warranty
Extended Warranty Available serviced by Broadened Horizons
30 days

1 Year

 

VoiceIR Demonstration & Training by Georzetta Ratcliffe, Winchester, Virgina
President of the Board of Directors of Access Independence, an Independent Living Center (testimonial from herself as individual)

 

Demonstration: Apple TV & Thoughts
Training & Demo: How to Use VoiceIR with X10 ECU Independence Package

 

 

VoiceIR with TV by Tom Day
Fargo North Dakota
VoiceIR with TV by Ken J----, M.A.Ed -
Update 10-26-09: "I LOOOOOVVVVVVVE the VoiceIR, and use it for 1tv, 2 vcrs, 2 cable boxes, and a surveillance system."

VoiceIR with TV by Bud McCormick
La Mirada, CA

 

 

VoiceIR with Infrared Phone by Michael McLean, Santa Rosa, California

 

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Kevin Leonard, Coordinator of Assistive Technology Services for Easter Seals Miami Valley 12/29/13 08:00 PM (GMT)
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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.

    LIGHT COMMANDS

    Start light
    Turn light off
    Light up
    WHAT YOU WANT VOICE COMMAND and RESPONSE

    Keyword: Temperature Control Response: How can I help you?
    Air Conditioner
    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

    Oscillating Fan
    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?
    Television
    1. Turn TV on Start Television
    2. Turn TV off Television off
    3. Mute TV TV Mute

    Bose
    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

    Original Article: http://www.assistivetechservices.org/ArticleDisplay.asp?prid=26
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes
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Steve Freier, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Ce 01/30/13 02:16 AM (GMT)
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His voice is very weak, so this is a miracle of sorts.
  • Assistive Technology Coordinator, Center for Independence of the Disabled
    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.
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Ruth Ann Rahal, Greeley, Colorado 01/30/13 02:05 AM (GMT)
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Already given me so much freedom... adding control over bed, deadbolt, & door opener
  • Now that I've gotten some things working with the VoiceIR 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.
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Lori Russell, High School Special Education Adapti 01/30/13 02:01 AM (GMT)
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It's a wonderful system for someone who is blind and paralyzed!
  • 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 blind and paralyzed -- he can finally have a bit of independence, which is hard to come by in his situation!
  • Great for him (being blind) because he can tell if it's recognized his command
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Mr. Robin D. Walls, Brunswick, Maine 01/30/13 01:54 AM (GMT)
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I am now able to watch TV when I'm alone; my wife works full time so I am alone a lot.
  • 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. [In the photo] The tube that's close to my mouth is for me to get water and to hold the bed microphone that goes to my [Vocalize] wheelchair cell phone system.
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Cele Donahue (Mom), Hyattsville, Maryland 01/30/13 01:48 AM (GMT)
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Gave Tommy back some of much needed control over his life! Lifted his spirits and improves quality of life.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Your Welcome! Thank you for sharing!
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Kelly Palifka Lindsay 01/21/13 01:43 AM (GMT)
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So Excited! Thank you for all you do and all the time you've spent discussing various items with us!
  • Posted on Broadened Horizons's Facebook timeline...
    "So excited! My niece's (Monica) Voice IR Environmental Control System is coming soon! Thank you for all you do and all the time you've spent discussing various items with us, Jay (with Broadened Horizons)! Next, we're hoping for the Freedom Bed!! Wish us luck! And the, will be looking into the robotic arm thingy... the possibilities are endless! So glad we found BROADENED HORIZONS!! "
  • Kelly, thank you for sharing your thoughts! That kind of feedback is what keeps us going and motivated. Monaco will LOVE the Robo Arm Mount! I keep finding new uses for it such as walking the dog! I just received updated pricing (there are a few different models and options) and other documentation from our partners that manufacture the Freedom Bed.
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Steve Freier, San Mateo, California
Assistive Technology Coordinator, Center for Independence of the Disabled
"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 blind and paralyzed -- he can finally have a bit of independence, which is hard to come by in his situation!"

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 theVocalize! 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."

Specifications

SKU EcV0865.a
Weight 2.5
Free Ground Shipping No
Flat Shipping Rate No
Includes Environmental Voice Controller Extender Remote Power Supply Training DVD Laminated User Reference Card Broadened Horizons Step-by-Step Setup Guide
Brand Broadened Horizons
Product Label No
Dimensions 8 inch diameter, 2 inches tall
Warranty 1 Year
Availability Next Business Day by 9:30 AM
Shipped from Partner Warehouse No
Harmonization Code 8543.70.9650
Barcode No
By Disability or Limitation No Head Movement - Tongue/Lips/Facial Gestures Only, Head Movement Only, No Arm Movement with some Finger Dexterity, Arm Movement with Limited Finger Dexterity, C1-C3 Quadriplegia, C4 Quadriplegia, C5 Quadriplegia, C6-C7 Quadriplegia, ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy or SMA, Multiple Sclerosis, Paraplegia, Stroke, Unable to Walk - Wheelchair User, Limited Vision or Blind, Elderly, Not Disabled, Temporarily Able-Bodied
by Ability or Control Method No

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