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1. (WO2009136356) LOCALIZING THE POSITION OF A SOURCE OF A VOICE SIGNAL
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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/136356    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2009/051829
Publication Date: 12.11.2009 International Filing Date: 05.05.2009
IPC:
G06K 9/32 (2006.01), A41D 13/11 (2006.01), G10L 21/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. [NL/NL]; Groenewoudseweg 1 NL-5621 BA Eindhoven (NL) (For All Designated States Except US).
BRUEKERS, Alphons, A., M., L. [NL/NL]; (NL) (For US Only).
SARROUKH, Bahaa, E. [NL/NL]; (NL) (For US Only).
KEVENAAR, Thomas, A., M. [NL/NL]; (NL) (For US Only)
Inventors: BRUEKERS, Alphons, A., M., L.; (NL).
SARROUKH, Bahaa, E.; (NL).
KEVENAAR, Thomas, A., M.; (NL)
Agent: SCHOUTEN, Marcus, M.; (NL)
Priority Data:
08155872.8 08.05.2008 EP
Title (EN) LOCALIZING THE POSITION OF A SOURCE OF A VOICE SIGNAL
(FR) LOCALISATION DE LA POSITION D'UNE SOURCE D'UN SIGNAL VOCAL
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The invention relates to localizing the position of a person speaking by using pictures of a pattern (21) on an object (20) worn by the person. The object (20) carries a complex pattern (21) that is optimized for determining the orientation of the object (20), the distance from the object to a microphone device (14) and/or to a camera (11). Moreover, the pattern (21) may be arranged for identifying the person carrying the object (20). The determination of the position of the person carrying the object (20) may be used to enhance speech recognition (SR) and/or to provide hands-free voice control of devices (DC), e.g. in hospitals or in industrial settings.
(FR)L'invention concerne la localisation de la position d'une personne parlant en utilisant des images d'un motif (21) sur un objet (20) porté par la personne. L'objet (20) porte un motif complexe (21) qui est optimisé pour déterminer l'orientation de l'objet (20), la distance de l'objet jusqu’à un dispositif de microphone (14) et/ou jusqu’à une caméra (11). De plus, le motif (21) peut être agencé pour identifier la personne portant l'objet (20). La détermination de la position de la personne portant l'objet (20) peut être utilisée pour améliorer la reconnaissance vocale (SR) et/ou pour réaliser la commande vocale mains libres de dispositifs (DC), par exemple dans des hôpitaux ou des installations industrielles.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)