Employees with permanent physical disabilities and work related injuries, such as back problems, tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, experience great difficulties with traditional PC work environments. Musculoskeletal disorder (MSDs) including repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are the largest single job related injury and illness problem in North America.
VocalTek’s speech recognition solutions can enable people with permanent disabilities or debilitating MSD’s to regain the ability to use their computers and resume daily work activities. The benefits for employers is that they do not have to replace otherwise productive employees, it minimizes lost time away from work, keeps health insurance costs down (less claims) and improves the productivity of its employees as speech is, on average, three times more efficient than typing. The employees benefit by being able to continue to earn their living and an improved overall working environment.