With improving voice recognition technology and a broader range of compatible devices available, our population is adopting smarter ways of engaging with our world through speech to get things done.
And during a global pandemic, that’s a great option. When we minimize touching public surfaces at the store and at work, we’re reducing our germ exposure. Using our voices in place of having to free up a hand to swipe a screen or click a button is a win.
When asked about comfort level with using speech to interface with electronics, more than half of respondents in a recent Adobe survey say they regularly use voice commands when interacting with maps and directions to get where they’re going. Nearly half are used to speaking instead of scrolling when making a music selection.
THE CASE FOR GREATER ADOPTION
- Talk is easy. We’re used to verbal interactions with others since the caveman days. Leveraging speech and group cooperation gets things done.
- Instant connection. It’s as quick as the speed of sound.
- Be efficient. Our hands and eyes are often busy doing other tasks that can continue while we interact with voice recognition technology.
Technology that connects us – whether to things or other people – is advancing quickly and it’s hard to imagine what the limits are. It’s like watching an episode of The Jetsons with all the hi-tech gadgets we used to look forward to.
Remember The Clapper, the novel device that would turn on/off a TV or lamp with two claps of your hands? We’re well past that. Now we’re able to ask Alexa or Siri to do it for us.
From the same Adobe survey, respondents offered ideas on what we may expect to see in the near future: opening car doors and selecting elevator floors are most popular. Vending machines are on the list, too.
INTEGRATING VOICE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY
Great advancements with communication devices have also taken place over the years. The full-duplex technology Sonetics Wireless Headsets offer allow workers to hear and talk openly, just like a conversation over the phone.
With Sonetics’ advanced integration technology, workers can take a call on their cell phone or connect with other Bluetooth devices, portable radios, or communication apps so they can easily stay connected with team members in remote areas. With the ability to quickly reach and communicate with others, even in loud environments, mistakes and frustration goes down.
These are some areas where companies see immediate benefits leveraging Sonetics Wireless Headsets:
- Efficient training of new hires.
- Work requiring close or remote coordination with others.
- Performing high-risk activities that could result in equipment damage or personal injury.
- Implementing goals to achieve increased productivity.
Learn more about how companies are using wireless headsets to stay connected and protected on the jobsite.