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Petrana is an artificial personal assistant who talks to the computer user in spoken English and operates computer applications for the user easily, comfortably, and enjoyably, giving the user free use of his or her hands and freedom of movement. The Petrana Voice Commands for DVD are one component of the full Petrana system. Petrana can play and control DVD movies, other DVD videos, compact discs, video CDs, and Windows media files entirely by voice command using voice-recognition (speech recognition) technology. Watch and direct a DVD Video with the Petrana Voice Commands for DVD and get an exciting glimpse of the future!  Watch a movie with Petrana and you, too, can tell your friends "I watched a movie with Petrana!"

 

                    Control your Home Theater System entirely by voice command from anywhere in your home to save time and effort

                    Wow your friends when you talk to your Home Theater System and it talks back

                    Eliminate the time and aggravation of hunting for the remote-control

                    Watch and direct interactive DVD movies by voice for greater enjoyment as if you were a character in the movie

                    Combine DVD and CD playback, e-mail, Web browsing and other applications on a single machine to save time and effort

                    Transform your computer into a helpful roommate to save time and enjoy life to the fullest

 

Petrana transforms a computer, a computer projector or other wall display, and a wireless microphone system into a voice operated Home Theater System and wall display computer, the computer for the 21st-century. Petrana uses voice-recognition (speech recognition) technology. Petrana liberates the computer user from pounding on a computer keyboard, clutching a computer mouse, squinting at a desktop monitor, and sitting in a chair. Used properly, Petrana offers greater physical comfort while operating a computer than a traditional desktop computer system. Petrana can enhance the ergonomic benefits of voice-recognition (speech recognition) technology. Petrana is also an assistive technology for persons with a disability that makes it difficult or impossible to use their hands.

Watching a Movie with Petrana

image of Steve and Allison watching a DVD

 

Steve and Allison watch a DVD video disc with a movie on their Home Theater System that uses a personal computer as the DVD and other media player. Steve tells Petrana to start a movie for him.

 

Steve: Petrana play movie.

Petrana: Steve, I'm launching the DVD player.  This may take a few seconds.

( Petrana launches the InterVideo WinDVD 6 DVD Player Software.  WinDVD Displays the main menu of the DVD with the  "Play Movie" menu item highlighted)

Steve: Petrana select.

Petrana: Making DVD menu selection.

(The movie plays in the video window.)

Steve: Petrana fullscreen.

Petrana: Steve, I'm toggling the fullscreen mode.

(The video window switches to fullscreen mode, filling the computer screen.  Steve and Allison watch the movie for about an hour.  The computer chimes to indicate that an electronic mail message has arrived.  Without having to get up or fumble for the remote control, Steve tells Petrana ...)

Steve: Petrana switch to Inbox.

Petrana: Switching to the Inbox.

(Petrana pauses the video, restores the video playback window to normal size, and switches to the Outlook Express Inbox.)

Steve: open mail

(Dragon NaturallySpeaking opens the new mail message which is displayed giant size on the wall display in front of Steve and Allison. It reads:

 

Hi Steve --

JoAnn and I are making reservations for dinner Saturday for the gang at Chez Bob. We need to know by 7 p.m. if you and Allison will be coming? Hope to see both Saturday. Roger :-)

 

Steve looks at Allison who nods.)

Steve: reply to mail

(Dragon NaturallySpeaking opens a reply mail message.)

Steve: Hi Roger! We'll be there. -- Steve (Steve pauses) send mail

(Dragon NaturallySpeaking sends the reply to Roger and JoAnn. Steve asks Petrana to resume the movie.)

Steve: Petrana restore DVD player.

Petrana: Steve, I'm restoring the DVD player.

(Petrana resumes playing the video.  Steve and Allison watch the rest of the movie.  As the end credits roll, Steve finishes his session....)

Steve: Petrana goodbye.

Petrana: Steve, I'm exiting the DVD player.

(Petrana terminates the InterVideo WinDVD 6 DVD player software.)

 

 

Let Petrana Be Your Hands!

 

                    If you have difficulty using your hands or need to protect your hands from computer related injuries, you can watch and direct DVD movies, other DVD Video, compact discs, video CDs , and Windows media files entirely by voice command. Petrana is an assistive technology that uses voice-recognition (speech recognition) to enable the computer user to operate the computer hands-free.

                    Enjoy a DVD Video library without using hands! Store DVD Video discs on a hard drive or in a Multidisc DVD Reader where Petrana can play them without physical insertion of the DVD disc into the computer.

 

Use a Home Theater System for Petrana to get the full benefits of Petrana.   A Home Theater System for Petrana is made up of:

 

                    Petrana Voice Commands for DVD (from GFT Group Inc.)

                    Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 or 7.3 Professional Voice-recognition (Speech Recognition) Software from ScanSoft Inc.

                    InterVideo WinDVD 6 (Recommended), 5, or 4 DVD player software from InterVideo Inc.

                    A Projector With a Computer Component Video Input

                    A Computer with a DVD Drive Running the Microsoft Windows Operating System (at least 1GHz)

                    A Projector Screen or a Smooth Light-colored Wall

                    A Wireless Microphone System or a Wide-area Microphone System

A unidirectional Lavalier microphone that clips on your shirt, tie, or blouse avoids any discomfort associated with wearing a headset while providing acceptable audio quality for voice-recognition (speech recognition).

 

The Home Theater System for Petrana displays life-size video, leaves your hands free for use and gives you freedom of movement.  The Home Theater System for Petrana is also a voice-operated computer system with a wall display.  You can perform many common computer tasks including reading and responding to electronic mail, browsing the World Wide Web, general dictation, and operation of spreadsheet programs entirely by voice command.  The Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 or 7.3 Professional voice-recognition (speech recognition) software from ScanSoft Inc. includes full, easy-to-use support for reading and responding to electronic mail, browsing the World Wide Web, general dictation, spreadsheets, and several other common computer tasks. You are no longer tied to your chair, the computer keyboard, the computer mouse, or the computer monitor.  You can stand, stretch, or walk around while reading and responding to electronic mail or browsing the World Wide Web.  You can use your computer with greater comfort and convenience than traditional desktop or laptop computer systems. 

 

How to Build a Home Theater System for Petrana

 

Petrana understands simple spoken English and enables you to play your DVD movies, other DVD videos, compact discs, video CDs , and Windows media files entirely by voice command, leaving your hands free for other tasks.  The  Petrana Voice Commands for DVD require the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 or 7.3 Professional voice-recognition (speech recognition) software from ScanSoft Inc. and the InterVideo WinDVD 6 (Recommended), 5, or 4 media player software to use the Petrana Voice Commands for DVD! 

 

Put on a Show with Petrana

Businessman Giving a Presentation Using Petrana

 

           Presentations.   Make a winning presentation by incorporating a DVD video directed entirely by voice command, leaving your hands free to gesture, demonstrate a product, or perform any other motions that are required.

     Classes. Incorporate a DVD video in your class - pausing the video, playing only the sections of interest, and otherwise directing the video by voice for maximum impact

     Use an off-the-shelf DVD video to enhance your presentation or class - or create your own DVD video!  you will need DVD authoring software to create your own voice-operated interactive DVD videos to use with Petrana.

 

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Petrana is an artificial personal assistant who talks to the computer user in spoken English and operates computer applications for the user easily, comfortably, and enjoyably, giving the user free use of his or her hands and freedom of movement. Petrana transforms a computer, a computer projector or other wall display, and a wireless microphone system into a voice operated Home Theater System and wall display computer, the computer for the 21st-century. Petrana uses voice-recognition (speech recognition) technology. Petrana liberates the computer user from pounding on a computer keyboard, clutching a computer mouse, squinting at a desktop monitor, and sitting in a chair. Used properly, Petrana offers greater physical comfort while operating a computer than a traditional desktop computer system. Petrana can enhance the ergonomic benefits of voice-recognition (speech recognition) technology. Petrana is also an assistive technology for persons with a disability that makes it difficult or impossible to use their hands.

 


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