Dragon Speech Recognition

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Tommy Maker's Dragon Speech Recognition History (Ongoing)
Dragon Speech Recognition (augmentative speech device)
Every Other Week May 05 - 05, 2010
Every Other Week May 05 - Jun 02, 2010
Weekly Jun 02 - Aug 02, 2010
As needed Aug 02, 2010 - Jan 01, 2011
Daily Jan 01, 2011 - Last Update

Tommy Maker's Dragon Speech Recognition is for…

  • Improve communication

Tommy Maker has not reported any side effects for Dragon Speech Recognition.

Evaluations


Jul 15, 2011

  • Perceived effectiveness for helping to stay working: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for preparing for future deficiencies: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve communication: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: easy at first to get into the workings of the software, but it simply cannot proceed beyond the initial intermediate stage. Too many bugs in the system, the costs of proceeding further with the device is not sufficiently in correlation with the benefits which accrue. The support package is hopeless, staff at dragon always blame other applications which I have loaded. I have this system loaded at home and at work and have the same problems at both locations.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 6, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for helping to stay working: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for preparing for future deficiencies: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve communication: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This is a fantastic piece of equipment, however, it's important to start learning as soon as possible. The Motor Neurone Disease Association in the UK advised me to start training as soon as possible, I regret that I took some months before following that advice. I worry, however, that I may not be able to carry on using the equipment in the event that my voice fails, this however has not happened to me yet. It is difficult to set up, and I often trip over at the cables but I'm learning that there are wireless adaptations for most things. The bonus for me is that whilst learning about the dragon in work, I have learnt how to use it at home. The frustration is that the dragon takes different commands depending on what computer you are on, but it's easy to get over this, it just takes time. It saves me a huge amount of time and allowed me to continue in work. I recommend it 100%.
Cost: < $25 monthly

About Dragon Speech Recognition (Equipment)

By incorporating speech, the most natural form of communications, voice-activated products such as Dragon Speech Recognition software make computers "people literate" and easily accessible to a wider audience of users. Read more

Learn more about Dragon Speech Recognition in our Dragon Speech Recognition Community Report.