SANTA CLARA, CA --- Sensory Inc. is collaborating with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) team to give developers the ability to use the wakeup word "Alexa" with its TrulyHandsfree technology. As part of the AVS for Raspberry Pi project on GitHub, Sensory will enable device manufacturers to develop prototypes that feature Alexa voice control functionality and accelerate device time to market.
Sensory has developed a suite of voice models for Alexa that are part of Sensory's TrulyHandsfree speech recognition engine. These models can range in size and performance features to handle low-power battery operated usage to highly noise robust far-field applications with extremely high accuracy. The AVS for Raspberry Pi project allows a GitHub download of three different Alexa triggers from Sensory, varying in size and performance, yet all fitting on a Raspberry Pi platform.
Third-party developers are starting to come to market with Alexa-enabled devices that utilize Sensory's wake up word models. One such company is Nucleus, that recently released their Alexa-enabled intercom. "When we were developing Nucleus, we tried other speech recognition technologies; however, after experimenting with Sensory's voice models, we quickly realized why everyone says their technology is the best. The performance and accuracy benefits of Sensory's wake up voice models for Alexa have been fantastic," said Isaac Levy, Founder and CTO of Nucleus Life.
Sensory has over 20 patents in the area of on-device voice wakeup, and its TrulyHandsfree voice activation has shipped in over 1 billion devices, making it the most widely deployed hands-free speech recognition technology in the world.
•Learn more about the Alexa Voice Service: https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-voice-service
•To start building your own Alexa-enabled devices, download the API here: https://github.com/alexa/alexa-avs-sample-app