Samsung patent application suggests future phones will hear whispered speech better

Samsung patent application suggests future phones will hear whispered speech better
Samsung has filed an application in Korea for a patent on a method to help smartphones better understand whispered speech. While the patent doesn't involve the actual technology that a phone would use to recognize a whisper, it does delve into the system that would be used to activate such a mode on a device.

The phone would be able to understand that a sharp decrease in volume has taken place, while at the same time the user would make a gesture on or near the device's screen. Based on an illustration that accompanied the filing, one of the gestures would involve the user cupping his mouth with his hand as though he/she was whispering in the ear of another person. For those who use their handset to discuss discreet matters, this might come in handy.

The filing was made with KIPRIS (Korean Intellectual Property Office) on July 16th, 2014, and the exact title of the application is "Method And Apparatus For Recognizing Whispered Voice." And no, we don't expect this technology to show up in the Samsung Galaxy S7.

source: KIPRIS via (translated)



1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Funniest patent ever

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I like the idea , talking to my so would be much easier when not in private places.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

*talking to my second wife?

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

*so called wife ?

4. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), a former government operative, is trying to reconnect with his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Then his worst fears become real when sex slavers abduct Kim and her friend shortly after they arrive in Paris for vacation this could of all been avoided if she had this tech on her smartphone

5. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

All the better for the NSA to spy on you with.

7. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Wow, innovative.

8. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

iPhone killer

9. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Wow this is truly innovation. This is an important feature.I must say I sometimes need to whisper while speaking as well.but people don't hear from the other side when we whisper. Well done Samsung.

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