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  • So if the cloud’s not private, how can your TV respond to voice commands? Simple. Use speech-recognition services that are baked right into the TV – no cloud required.

    Ted Kritsonis, Digital Trends
  • TrulySecure works by watching and listening as you repeat a passphrase a couple times. The system tracks the way your lips move and registers the unique attributes of your voice.

    Josh Ong, The Next Web
  • Given Qualcomm’s prominence as a mobile technology developer and the technological advancement on display in its latest offerings, the partnership reflects very well on the confidence the company has in Sensory’s technology.

    Alex Perala, Mobile ID World
  • Of particular interest is the fact that TrulySecure is an on-device biometric identification system that does not rely on a connection to the cloud. Many users prefer this approach because they do not wish for their biometric data to be replicated and stored outside of their personal devices.

    Max Maxfield, EE Times
  • Speech recognition company Sensory is expanding into the computer vision space with a new smartphone security client that uses both voice and face recognition to lock down your phone.

    Kevin Fitchard, Gigaom
  • MotoX is a fantastic phone with many great features. My favorite is Touchless Control… Ask it the weather, to call a friend or do a Google search, and it'll just do it, and you never have to touch the phone.

    Pete Pachal, Mashable
  • Sensory is continuing to exhibit leadership in handsfree control by allowing a secure multimodal biometric that doesn’t require touching devices to make them work.

    Dan Miller, Opus Research
  • With touchless control, Motorola and Google upped the ante.

    Eric Mack, CNET
  • Touchless the most useful feature [on Moto X].

    David Pogue, NY Times
  • The defining feature of the Moto X is it’s a virtual ear, always straining to hear its owner’s voice say three magic words that will rouse it to action: "Okay, Google Now."

    Steven Levy, WIRED
  • The phone [Moto X] has all the standard features expected of today’s top smartphone, with a twist: the ability to control the phone by talking to it, without lifting a finger.

    The New York Times
  • The voice-response system, called BlueGenie is surprisingly accurate for such a small device. It's better than the voice system in my Blackberry phone.

    US News and World Report
  • [BlueGenie is] an intuitive voice control system...the finest voice recognition user interface we've seen.

    Good Gear Guide
  • Sensory is trying to revolutionize voice and speech recognition by creating TrulyHandsfree, which looks to evolve our interactions with our smart devices.

    Talk Android
  • It may not seem like much, but that little detail of getting the phone to wake up via a voice command - which Sensory calls ‘TrulyHandsfree’ - is one of the trickiest.

  • With its dual biometric factors, AppLock comes closer to the security-and-convenience ideal than I've ever seen.

    Mike Feibus, usatoday

Embedded Software & SDKs

TrulyNatural SDK– scalable large vocabulary continuous speech recognition for embedded and constrained platforms

TN-FSE-72dpi-97x60Sensory’s TrulyNatural™ technology is capable of recognizing millions of phrases. Designed to create a natural man-machine interface, TrulyNatural™ employs grammar based and language modeling approaches to avoid the limitations of discrete word command-and-control. TrulyNatural™ is targeted for low-cost, large volume applications such as mobile devices, automobiles, home automation, and medical and industrial instrumentation.

The TrulyNatural™ SDK enables you to integrate revolutionary high-quality, advanced speech recognition technology into your high-end embedded consumer electronics, while using moderate amounts of memory and CPU resources. The TrulyNatural™ phonetic recognition engine can build new vocabularies based on text input, even on the device…and it can do it quickly. The SDK is available for Android, iOS, Linux, QNX and Windows as well as ultra-low power Deeply Embedded ports on leading DSP IP cores and integrated circuits.

TrulyNatural has acoustic models for over a dozen languages, tools for text parsing and grammar creation, and Sensory supports common language models for functions like phone dialing, music/media search, and destination entry for navigation. Other language models can be easily imported from open source and standard formats such as OpenFST, Kaldi, and ATT FSM.

TrulyHandsfree SDK– Small vocabulary, ultra-low power speech recognition using state of the art key-word spotting

THF-VC-72dpi-121x60Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ technology is capable of recognizing many dozens of words in command and control settings. Designed to create a flexible and fault tolerant user experience the TrulyHandsfree engine employs word spotting and phrase spotting technologies to avoid the limitations of discrete word command-and-control, and excellent performance in high noise situations. With phrase spotting, the user can say any speech including stuttering, “ums” and many of the other common accidents or sounds that occur while talking yet the recognizer pulls the right words out from all the background. TrulyHandsfree enable always-on, always listening devices that work reliably in real-world conditions and at power consumption as low as 1ma for the complete system. Vocabularies can be built with grammar tools from Sensory, or Sensory can build custom models for the ultimate in accuracy. TrulyHandsfree is supported by over a dozen common languages.

The TrulyHandsfree SDK is available for Android, iOS, Linux, QNX and Windows as well as ultra-low power Deeply Embedded ports on leading DSP IP cores and integrated circuits.