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  • "I can’t get enough of Fire HD 10’s hands-free Alexa feature."

    Jeffrey Van Camp, wired.com
  • "Last year, we introduced Alexa hands-free on the Fire HD 10 and customers are loving it—in fact, the Fire HD 10 is now our highest-rated Fire tablet"

    Kevin Keith, Amazon Devices General Manager
  • "Faceprint and Voiceprint on the LG V30, they both work really well. I especially like the ‘Face Unlock’ feature."

    Joe Fedewa, Phandroid
  • "The most exciting addition to the Fire HD 10 is the "Alexa Hands-free" mode."

    Mashable
  • "Using Alexa on the Fire HD 10 (2017) is just as easy as it is on the Echo, simply utter her name and then ask or command."

    Simon Hill, TechRadar
  • "The Ecobee4 is the new smart thermostat to beat (Nest who?) "

    CNet
  • "Even with music blaring, the Sonos One will recognize the Alexa hotword without you having to shout"

    Chris Welch, The Verge
  • "LG has provided various security options so you don’t have to use the fingerprint scanner if you don’t want. You can also unlock the phone with your face, the old school Knock Code or even your voice."

    Chris Martin, TechAdvisor
  • "The Moto Z2 Play takes voice commands a step further...you can do things with a “show me” command...without unlocking or even touching the phone. It only works with my voice for security."

    Dan Seifert, The Verge
  • VoiceGenie users will be able to chat with Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, or Alexa anywhere -- totally hands-free. You just speak the wake word.

    CNet
  • Ecobee4 Review: The First Smart Thermostat with Alexa

    Tom's Guide
  • VoiceGenie, a solution that allows most wireless headphones to utilize the power of Amazon’s Alexa on the go

    Android Headlines
  • VoiceGenie delivers low-powered speech recognition technology to wireless headphones and headsets.

    Wearable
  • VoiceGenie could change the way we interact with the devices already firmly embedded in our lives -- and it could make voice assistants just as integral.

    CNet
  • Amazon is relying on voice models that are key components of Sensory’s speech recognition suite.

    Business Intelligence
  • Sensory is enabling what it calls “wakeup words” — that is, terms and phrases that trigger the always-on listening that is a hallmark of assistants like Google Now and Siri — on devices that integrate Amazon’s Alexa.

    Digital Trends
  • Sensory, which focuses on voice recognition, teams up with Alexa's creators to make it easier for third-party developers to create voice-activated devices.

    CNET
  • Sensory won Best Innovation in Deep Learning at the Alconics awards; First Place in Mobile Security and Privacy at the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards; and Star Performer at the Speech Industry Awards, where CEO Todd Mozer also won a Luminary Award.

    FindBiometrics
  • Samsung Partners With Sensory For Face/Voice Biometrics

    AndroidHeadlines.com
  • Say out loud 'GoPro, start recording' and the camera starts recording, no fuzzing with buttons.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • …it works well even at a distance. You just shout "okay Garmin," the lights on the camera will blink, and then you can tell it to do things like start or stop recording, or take a photo.

    The Verge
  • Huawei also created this cool feature to help you find your phone more quickly. It’s called voice wake up, and you can ask your phone “Where are you?” or some other phrase, and your phone will respond, saying, “I’m here,” and play music until you find it.

    Malarie Gokey, digitaltrends.com
  • The best upgrade to the controls, though, has to be voice control...The Hero5 Black understands seven languages.

    Brent Rose, Wired
  • Most notably though, this new shooter supports voice commands, letting you control it via phrases such as, ‘Okay Garmin, start recording.’

    Engadget
  • GoPro added voice controls for starting and stopping recordings, snapping photos and even tagging highlights in your clips by saying "That was sick!" and "Oh sh*t!" It works really well, and there are currently 10 commands and support for seven languages.

    Sean O'Kane, The Verge
  • 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
  • Voice commands are where both Hero 5 cameras flex their smarts.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • One of the coolest features on the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 is the ability to use your voice to control the camera.

    ZDNet
  • 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
  • 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
  • With touchless control, Motorola and Google upped the ante.

    Eric Mack, CNET
  • 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
  • Touchless mode...is 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.

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

    Mike Feibus, usatoday

Sensory Announces TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0 Accurate Voice User Interfaces with Biometric Security and ID

Santa Clara, CA – Feb. 19th, 2013 …TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control Enhanced With User Defined Triggers and Passphrases,

Sensory, Inc., today announces the release of TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0 with the ability for end users to create their own custom voice triggers and biometric passphrases that identify who they are and unlock features, permit access, or call up customized settings.

  • TrulyHandsfree 1.0 introduced single voice trigger technology, used for initial “no buttons required” voice activation of a device.
  • TrulyHandsfree 2.0 introduced higher accuracy triggers with multiple phrase/trigger technology that recognizes, analyzes and responds to dozens of keywords, enabling a voice user interface that is more natural and intuitive, even from a distance or in the presence of noise.
  • TrulyHandsfree 3.0 adds a host of new features including the ability for end users of products to create their own custom triggers, and custom biometric passphrases to unlock or access their devices without any touching required and with high security without inconveniencing the user

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree trigger technology has quickly become the most widely adopted keyword spotting technology in the speech industry. Over 100 million products utilizing Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree voice triggers have shipped over the past several years from manufacturers such as BlueAnt, Hallmark, Kensington, Mattel, Motorola, Pantech, and Samsung. The TrulyHandsfree trigger is a low power, high accuracy, wake-up word technology that listens for a special “wake up” phrase, yet ignores all other conversations. These noise robust keywords can be combined into a single command and control set to enable unprecedented levels of accuracy without false firing on unintended phrases.

TrulyHandsfree 3.0 with Trigger to Search capabilities.
Much like the “Computer” phrase in StarTrek, the wake up word can be immediately followed by command phrases such as “Computer, how many parsecs to the Klingon spaceship?” Sensory has crafted a special module for Android devices (modifying the Android firmware) that captures audio and can enable a manufacturer to call the Google voice search engine in a seamless fashion and with no delay between the TrulyHandsfree trigger and the Google voice search query. This takes the TrulyHandsfree approach to a new level of interactions without the need for call and response dialogs.

Ultra-Low Power Handsfree Experience through Deeply Embedded Implementations
Sensory is porting its TrulyHandsfree Voice Control to leading IP DSP platforms and many of the low power processors found in the consumer electronics and mobile ecosystem. Current implementations are estimated to be as low as 2 mA including microphone and preamp, and give leading OEM’s the option for ultra-low power always listening devices.

Speaker Verification Passphrases – preconfigured or customized by the user!
TrulyHandsfree 3.0 introduces the ability for an end user to create their own personalized wake up words that respond only to their voice and enables the device to know who the user is. A simple enrollment process implemented on the device allows the user to define their own phrase specific to their own voice-a “voiceprint” or “passphrase”. This ability can unlock the device without the need to touch the device. The software can support multiple users with different passphrases, and can be used to call up appropriate settings, memory, and data associated with each specific user of a shared device.

See a video demo of all the TrulyHandsfree 3.0 features at: http://youtu.be/Kjp2QpgkIT4.

“Over the past several years end users became accustomed to speech controlled devices and demanded the ability to voice control products without having to touch the device. TrulyHandsfree Voice Control met these needs. Now consumers are saying they want the ability to customize their own wake up words and they want the products to know who they are by their voice as well as remember their settings and not let others into their histories and data…TrulyHandsfree 3.0 addresses this new consumer demand!” said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory, Inc.

“Sensory pioneered the concept of removing the need to touch mobile devices through its TrulyHandsfree Voice Control. TrulyHandsfree 3.0 advances the mobile state of the art by introducing a host of new features and capabilities in the area of hands-free voice activation, control, and biometrics” noted Dr. William Meisel, Chair, Mobile Voice Conference, and author of The Software Society.

Press inquiries: press@sensory.com

TrulyHandsfree is trademark of Sensory, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

About Sensory, Inc.

Sensory, Inc. is the leader in speech technologies for consumer products, offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. Sensory’s products are widely deployed in consumer electronic applications including Smart Phones, Automotive, Bluetooth™ products, toys, and various home electronics.