Software lets programmers code hands-free

A new speech recognition tool promises to let programmers write clean code without ever having to lay a finger on their keyboard. The tool, called VoiceCode, has been developed to help programmers with repetitive strain injury (RSI). This is a common affliction for people who spend a lot of time using a keyboard or mouse and causes pain in muscles, tendons and nerves in a sufferer’s arms and back. Some estimates suggest 22% of all US computer programmers, or 100,000 people, suffer from the condition.

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