Sensory Releases New TrulyHandsFree SDK

Sensory has launched the TrulyHandsfree SDK, the next evolution of its embedded small-footprint voice user interface platform. Designed with software developers in mind, TrulyHandsfree SDK helps users create and embed speech recognition applications.

The SDK supports fixed triggers, user-enrolled triggers, and commands. Speech triggers and commands can be added to an application with fewer than 20 lines of code. Tasks details are managed with streamlined modular speech recognition functions, and all speech recognition models and task configurations are passed as one file.

Other feature enhancements include simpler documentation and improved phrase spotting technology that makes TrulyHandsfree highly robust to noise. The SDK also is available with a JAVA API for Android, for seamless integration with Android Studio.

"Integrating always-on, always-listening speech triggers and speech command functionality into the user experience of software and apps used to require a deep understanding of how speech technologies work. With Sensory's latest TrulyHandsfree SDK, we've made it simple for developers to integrate these must-have UX technologies into their products," said Jacques de Villiers, an engineer at Sensory, in a statement. "We've worked closely with our partners to understand what they wanted and completely redesigned our SDK to incorporate dataflow and inversion-of-control techniques to greatly reduce the overhead and complexity of designing TrulyHandsfree technology into applications."

More than 1 billion products using TrulyHandsfree have already shipped over the past several years.

Sensory's TrulyHandsfree SDK currently supports U.S. and U.K. English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. The TrulyHandsfree SDK is available for Android, iOS, Linux, QNX, and Windows. Additionally, ultra-low-power deeply embedded ports of TrulyHandsfree are available for DSP/MCU IP cores from ARM, Cadence, CEVA, NXP CoolFlux, Synopsys and Verisilicon, as well as for integrated circuits from Audience, Avnera, Cirrus Logic, Conexant, DSPG, Fortemedia, Intel, InvenSense, NXP, Qualcomm, QuickLogic, Realtek, STMicroelectronics, TI, and Yamaha.

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