Automated Drug Information System for Aged and Visually Impaired Persons
Aged and visually impaired persons belong to those groups of people, who can get information about drugs not so easily, as others. Although in Hungary lately Braille prints (containing the name of the medicament) are placed on the boxes of the drugs, but getting detailed information about the drug, i.e. to access the content of the written Patient Information Leaflets (PIL), is complicated. The Medicine Line (MLN) service may help in solving this problem. This automatic telephone information system was developed and put into operation in Hungary in December 2006. The computer system speaks and understands Hungarian, so the aged and visually impaired can get the information about the drug by voice. Adaptation to other languages is also possible. As we know, no such system is available in the European Union.
KeywordsSpeech based automatic drug information Medicine Line speech recognition for drug names TTS for pharmaceutical texts
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