T-Pro Speech Direct allows clinicians of any medical specialty to dictate directly into text fields within any clinical or non-clinical 3rd party application, using front-end speech recognition.

Using a small, non-intrusive window, clinicians can access their single, unified voice profile anytime across a wide variety of devices and for example use their voice to:

  • update patient records, dictate notes, and fill out reports in any clinical system (e.g. PAS or EPR).

  • produce documentation in Windows-based applications (e.g. MS Word), create emails (e.g. MS Outlook) etc.

In addition, they can execute voice-based navigation commands, insert standardised boiler-plate text and (if needs be) correct the speech recognised text - all by voice.

Best practices for best performance

Dictation

  • Before dictating, make sure the cursor is placed and blinking where you want to place text.

  • Think about what you want to say before you start to speak.

  • After you turn on the microphone, pause slightly before beginning dictation.

  • T-Pro speech recognition is designed to recognise conversational speech. Speak at your natural volume and pace and use natural phrases.

  • Turn off your microphone when you finish dictating.

Commands

  • Pause briefly before and after saying a command.

  • Do not pause in the middle of saying a command.

Using Speech Direct

Click on the icon on your desktop to start the application.

Log in with your credentials.

When the microphone icon is blue, the microphone is OFF.

Click on the icon to start recording.

When the microphone is active the icon turns red.

Click again to pause the recording.

You can also use the key combination Ctrl + space to start and stop recording.

Remember to place the cursor in the application where you want the text to appear.

Dictating common punctuation

You must speak punctuation when dictating with T-Pro Speech. Below is a list of

common punctuation and what to speak:

Say

To Enter

full stop

.

comma

,

question mark

?

exclamation point

!

open bracket

(

close bracket

)

colon

:

semicolon

;

slash

/

hyphen

-

Notifications

The icon with the number indicates new notifications.

Click on it to view the notifications.

The menu

With the three bars in the top left corner you access the menu.

The menu options are explained below.

MICROPHONE SETUP

Select the microphone you want to use from the lists.

You can use internal or external devices.

Say something to test the setting; the blue bar indicates detected input.

AUTO TEXT

Build auto-texts to use a voice command to standardised boilerplate text.

Create a list of commonly used or customised abbreviations and the respective full length text in this section.

Click on the blue plus icon to add as many entries as you need.

FORMATTING

Say

To Enter

fifty milligrams

50mg

40%

Forty percent

12th of December 2019

12/12/2019

psa

PSA

doctor

Dr

Specify automatic formatting rules that T-Pro applies to the way of writing, for example for dates, measurements, etc.

Changing these options affects only the current user profile.

Editing text

  • New line/new paragraph

  • Select <word/phrase>

  • Delete that

  • Bold that

  • Underline that

OPEN SPEECH BOX

If required, you can dictate into the SpeechBox and copy the contents into another application when you are done.

Tick the box to keep the speech box focused.

All dictations will appear in this box and are available to reuse. Just click on Copy Text to do so.

HELP

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You can further search the T-Pro Help site for other topics.

SIGN OUT

Sign out of T-Pro and prevent others from accessing your personal T-Pro Speech profile, use this option and confirm.

Exit T-Pro

You can also close the application without signing out. Just click on the X in the top right corner and confirm.

This means that you do not need to log in again the next time you open the app.

Be aware that in this way other users could also use the application.

If you have any more queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Helpdesk or

support@tpro.ie​. © 2022

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