|Understanding Your Smartbadge / Hardware Buttons Overview|
Speech zone is the region in which audio can be detected with the highest efficiency. The specific orientation of the Smartbadge affects speech recognition.
With the introduction of muti-array microphones, a designated speech zone was identified and needed for optimal speech recognition. The illustrations show the microphone sensitivity and the speech zone in the shaded cone area above the Smartbadge.
The following illustrations display the front and side views of a person wearing a Smartbadge using a universal clip.
The following illustrations display the front and side views of a person wearing a Smartbadge using a lanyard cable.
If you hold your Smartbadge, you will inadvertently cover the speakers, microphones, and antenna. Also, holding your Smartbadge while talking will position your voice outside of the Speech Zone, making it difficult for the Vocera Genie to hear your commands.
If the Smartbadge is tilted towards the face or removed from the speech zone, the Genie may not be able to understand your commands and vocalizations clearly.