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Clemson Researchers Develop Hands-Free Texting Application

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Clemson University researchers have developed VoiceTEXT, an application that could make it safer for people to engage in cell phone texting while driving. VoiceTEXT, which provides a hands-free alternative to texting that enables drivers to simply speak to their cell phone, was created by a team led by Clemson professor Juan Gilbert.

"Through the car's speaker system or through the driver's own Bluetooth headset, drivers can give a voice command that delivers a text message," Gilbert says. "The recipient's phone recognizes the voice as a text message and the other person is able to respond appropriately."

Gilbert says VoiceTEXT could be a better way to curb texting-related accidents than an outright ban on texting.

From Clemson University (SC)
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