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Clemson Researchers Develop Hands-Free Texting Application

By Clemson ­niversity (SC)

February 22, 2010

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.

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