Pilot study on the feasibility of a computerized speech recognition charting system

Cecile A. Feldman, Daniel Stevens

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Abstract

Abstract The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of developing and using a voice recognition computerized charting system to record dental clinical examination data. More specifically, the study was designed to analyze the time and error differential between the traditional examiner/recorder method (ASSISTANT) and computerized voice recognition method (VOICE). DMFS examinations were performed twice on 20 patients using the traditional ASSISTANT and the VOICE charting system. A statistically significant difference was found when comparing the mean ASSISTANT time of 2.69 min to the VOICE time of 3.72 min (P < 0.001). No statistically significant difference was found when comparing the mean ASSISTANT recording errors of 0.1 to VOICE recording errors of 0.6 (P= 0.059). 90% of the patients indicated they felt comfortable with the dentist talking to a computer and only 5% of the sample indicated they opposed VOICE. Results from this pilot study indicate that a charting system utilizing voice recognition technology could be considered a viable alternative to traditional examiner/recorder methods of clinical charting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-215
Number of pages3
JournalCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Keywords

  • computer voice recognition
  • computerized charting system
  • data transfer
  • epidemiology, dental
  • microcomputer

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