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Subvocal Speech Patent and NEUROEngineering Lab Publications

Intelligent Systems Division researcher Chuck Jorgensen was recently granted US patent number 7574357 for Subvocal speech technology on 08/11/09. The patent, “Applications of sub-audible speech recognition based upon electromyographic signals,” is very broad and includes applications such as a silent cell phone, bioelectric wheel chair control, biometrics, teleconferencing, fire fighter communication, and military ground and underwater operations. Jorgensen’s original research work was funded under the NASA Aeronautics Base Research program.

Other NeuroEngineering Laboratory news included progress in work for the NASA Integrated Intelligent Flight Deck Program. Shivangli Sharma and Chuck Jorgensen published and presented two recent papers on advanced visualization methods for pilot cockpit displays and sensor diagnostics July 15 at IEEE WorldComp 09:

  • “Visual Coding of Analog Signals for Advanced Display Development.” Jorgensen, C. and Sharma S. Proceedings of The 2009 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods, pp. 307-313, WorldComp’09 July 13-16, 2009.
  • “Visual Coding of Monotonic Signals and Closed Functions for Development of Advanced Displays.” Sharma. S., and Jorgensen, C. Proceedings of The 2009 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods, pp. 293-299, WorldComp’09 July 13-16, 2009.

The NeuroEngineering Laboratory also received a new contract in August from the Defense Intelligence Agency for further development of 10 prototype heartbeat biometric field units. Upon delivery and acceptance testing of these second-generation units, it is the plan to license the NASA technology through the Ames technology transfer office for commercialization.

Contact: Charles Jorgensen

10/13/2009

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