Dictation (speech to text)

Are you using speech to text of any form for writing medical records in OpenVPMS? Would you recommend it?

And for the developers - how hard would it be to build it into OpenVPMS (Google has a speech to text API, and I'm sure they are not the only ones)? I've just been trying it in Google Docs and it is pretty impressive. I'd been keen to support it in OpenVPMS.

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Re: Dictation (speech to text)

There's dictation support in Windows 10 that might work: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/use-dictation-to-talk-instea... ?

Alternatively, there are a number of browser plugins available:

 

Re: Dictation (speech to text)

Thanks for having a look.

I don't have Windows 10, but it may make it worth having a laptop or 2 around just for this if it works well. The MacOS equivalent works really well, but you only get about a paragraph before it just stops.

I Googled it myself prior to posting, and came to the conclusion it would be worth having in OpenVPMS if possible to try to eliminate some of the difficulties with most "solutions" that come across as less than stellar. The Google Speech to Text engine worked well for me, but there aren't any great apps using it. Unfortunately Firefox Voice is only for controlling Firefox. 

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