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Reduce RSI and chronic pain in your hands and fingers by using whatsapp with speech recognition

Whatsapp has emerged as a extremely popular form of communication in the last few years. In fact, even my doctors are using whatsapp to communicate with their patients. So even though I experience a lot of pain in operating mobile with hands , I am constrained to use whatsapp.

A few months ago, after a bit of effort, I will able to figure out a way to use whatsapp hands-free with speech recognition. I'm still trying to find a way to use whatsapp with Dragon NaturallySpeaking on the desktop.

Here are two videos that explain how to send and receive messages using whatsapp. As I explain in the videos, there are some shortcomings in both sending and receiving. For example, you cannot dictate more than approximately 200 characters while sending a message. And of course you cannot send a photograph or a video or share another message using speech recognition as yet. With receiving whatsapp messages, depending on your device,, you may have to hear all the unread messages multiple times every time you have a new message.

Download the android app "Message Reader for Android" that is mentioned in the videos for reading aloud whatsapp messages.

Here are the YouTube videos

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  1. Hi, I found you on CIB thread and have shared your link on my Pain Pals Blog regular feature Monday Magic - Inspiring Blogs for You! I am going to investigate this Whats App speech recognition!

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    1. Thank you for the share. I am learning and sharing about tools to manage the disability and still stay independent. I hope the information is of use to your readers. I will be glad to be of assistance if anyone has further questions on speech recognition and products like Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Thank you

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