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6 Tips To Double Your Productivity With Remote Work

With more and more people getting vaccinated – 37% of the world population is no joke, – restrictions are lifting, yet we exist in a strange remote work limbo. Some offices are open three days a week while others are back to normal, and some are fully remote.

 

Although there is hope and an expectation that businesses will return to their pre-pandemic operations, this will perhaps not happen soon enough. 

 

While many jobs cannot be remote – hotel management, care-taking, delivery, home repair and airport management, to name a few, there are just as many jobs that benefit from a remote or hybrid work model that profit employer and employee – jobs in digital, e-commerce, engineering, education, entertainment, and more. 

 

With remote work, small and midsize businesses can be productive in the new normal, sometimes even more so than before the pandemic. This mutual benefit is not something that one lets go of easily. 

 

1. Hire from abroad, spend less.

Renting an office, arranging for the equipment, then looking for talent in your area… Should I continue? Sometimes it’s cheaper to hire a guy from another continent, sitting in his flat, with his own computer and all the skills you need.

2. Work from home, earn more.

For many, remote work can be the only way to cross above the average salary. With long-term remote-work environments encouraged by the market, people from developing countries and isolated areas have a better chance at higher income.

3. Make time management easy for everyone involved.

As absurd as it sounds, managing activities remotely is often more effective than doing it in person. Sharing to-do lists you know your co-workers can see has done wonders to the general productivity.

4. Use time zones to your advantage.

International companies can effectively work 24/7 by recruiting based on the location of the employee. Of course, customer service is the most obvious winner in this respect.

5. Capitalize on the change in public perception.

The pandemic normalized reaching out to professionals from across the globe. For service providers, it’s a great opportunity to expand the client base. For consumers, it means more options.

6. The structure is already in place.

Covid-19 forced businesses into adopting new tools, so by now, they are commonplace. You need zero extra effort to invite a remote worker to the team.

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Break the Dopamine Cycle With Scripter

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Scripter is a wearable voice recorder, and dopamine is a neural transmitter. The two are related in more ways than you think.

 

How to trick your brain using Scripter? And how does it work?

 

What is the dopamine cycle, and why does it need breaking? Why do so many people these days talk about it? Read on and find out.

 

Senstone Scripter

 

Dopamine is an organic chemical released by the neurons in our brain. Being a neurotransmitter, it transmits all kinds of signals. In popular culture, dopamine is sometimes known as the “pleasure hormone”, but it’s a very simplistic view.

 

It would be much more fitting to call dopamine the motivation chemical. 

 

Dopamine is released into your system when you anticipate an enjoyable event.

 

The event does not have to be anything major. Pressing a button to see a video game character shoot a blaster at aliens is just as good as witnessing your favorite team win the championship. In fact, it’s more pleasurable due to the simple reality of it being quick and easy to achieve.

 

This is where it gets dangerous.

 

The addiction nobody wants to talk about

 

Dopamine cycle is a pleasure-withdrawal loop you can develop by having too much of a good thing. Momentary pleasure increases your dopamine, which then drops, and you start craving the same activity that had caused the release of the chemical. This way, your brain encourages you to stick to the tasks you find satisfying.

And so you do it again.

And again.

One more time.

Just a bit more.

 

If this sounds like an addiction to you, then you are correct. A perfectly normal neurotransmitter can go haywire and make you associate certain things with pleasure – if you let it.

The most common “addiction” caused by the dopamine cycle?

Data.

Notifications.

Updates.

 

The intense pull to chase instant gratification brought to you by yet another view, yet another repost, yet another animation played in front of your eyes.

 

The habit is stupidly simple to reinforce, so it’s no wonder the internet is the top procrastination spot and entertainment source for most people in 2021. 

 

The good news is that experiencing the information-fueled dopamine cycle does not mean you should toss your phone out of the window and go live under a rock. The cycle can be broken, provided you create the distraction-free environment to “detox” from the stream of feel-good stimuli.

 

This is where Scripter makes its entrance.

 

A wearable recorder with no screen to speak of and a single button, Scripter can help you with the successful dopamine detox in several ways.

 

  • With Scripter, there can be no distractions. The device is physically incapable of displaying images or receiving notifications – and this is a good thing. You can hide your phone; out of sight, out of mind.
  • Stay productive while off the grid. If you find digital detox impossible due to there being just too many things you have to be working on, Scripter is your cheat code to the whole system. Now you can work without typing or even looking at the screen.
  • Long recording sessions. This feature helps you focus without jumping from memo to memo. If the focus is there, you can record a ridiculous amount of text in one sitting (source: experience).
  • Trick your brain. By making Scripter easy to use, we have also managed to make it more appealing to the dopamine-starved brain than scrolling away on your phone. We have turned the instant gratification principle on its head – and it worked!

 

As a productivity and mindfulness tool, Scripter is designed to help you reinforce only the good habits. 

  • Efficiency
  • Focus
  • Dedication
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity

 

Scripter encourages you to take notes anytime, anywhere. Create short memos and to-do lists – or record whole chapters of your newest book. Use it as a digital diary to preserve your happiest memories – or log your business meetings whenever you like.

 

If you want to learn more about Scripter, visit its page on our website. You can also go read more blogs like this one, or check out our Facebook page. If you have any further questions regarding products by Senstone, please do not hesitate to drop us a line at team@senstone.io.

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Senstone App and Scripter

The long-awaited launch of Scripter has shown just how much the new device has changed compared to the first wearable recorder by Senstone. But what about the app?

Our users have grown accustomed to the Senstone app over the years, and the launch is a good reason for them to be asking whether they should expect any dramatic changes or updates. 

In this post, we are going to address your concerns, the best we can at this point.

 

Senstone App In 2021

As of now, Senstone app is available on Play Store (Android) and App Store (iOS). Its primary function is to accompany Senstone devices. The app handles transcription, storage, sorting, and sharing of the notes taken with your Senstone recorder. 

Another useful feature of the app is that you can record notes directly, using your phone.

Accurate is the premium version of our subscription. Just like the free app, it’s available on Play Store and App Store. In addition to the features included in the “default” Senstone app, Accurate offers the following features:

  • flawless voice-to-text transcription
  • personal dictionary
  • spell checking & punctuation
  • highlights of the words our system is not so sure about (usually proper nouns)
  • paragraphs & abbreviations
  • location tags

For the detailed comparison of Basic and Accurate, visit this page.

 

The Recent Update

You have probably noticed the transcription quality for the Basic plan has improved. This is due to the update we have implemented a couple of weeks ago across all platforms.

With the update, transcription has become much more reliable. The upgraded software differentiates words significantly better than the previous version. This allows for remarkable results, and now you can be sure the audio will translate into text as accurately as possible.

 

Scripter and the Future of the Senstone App

As you probably know, Scripter has a new microphone and records 16bit  WAV audio files at 16kHz, as opposed to the 8bit recordings by the first Senstone device. This alone is going to boost transcription quality, as better audio makes it easier for the software to pick up individual sounds.

You are going to be able to connect your Scripter to the Senstone app like you would connect the original Senstone. We promise full support of Scripter.

Moreover, we are not planning to rebrand the app – at least for now. The launch of Scripter is not going to interfere with your favorite UI.

We are not imposing any limitations on the users of the “old” version of the recorder. We are going to support it for as long as we can. 

The Basic version remains free for everyone, regardless of language, platform, or location.

If you have any further questions, please drop us a line at team@senstone.io, and we will do our best to help you.

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Scripter: What No Phone Can Do

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Scripter, the new wearable by Senstone, can record audio and transcribe voice into text without you ever needing to reach for the smartphone.

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Let’s face it, we are bound to our phones and even though most people agree it’s a bad thing, there’s nothing we can do about it; or is there?

 

In the world of screens, updates, and notifications, Scripter is a huge step toward freedom. Where any other device would demand you to tweak a setting or switch to a different mode, Scripter does its best to remain invisible – right up until the moment you want to capture a stray thought; and then you simply tap the only button it has without looking.

 

This is nothing like my iPhone. While I may be carrying a technological miracle in my pocket, it cannot shrink to the size of a button and make it so I don’t have to get distracted.

 

So You Want To Take A Note…

Scripter

Your Phone

1. Tap the button.

1. Find the phone.

2. Speak.

2. Unlock the screen.

3. Tap the button again.

3. Find the notes app.

 

3a. Get sidetracked by notifications.

 

4. Open the app.

 

5. Spend the next 5 minutes typing a note (bonus points if you are on the move).

 

5a. Get sidetracked by contemplating your previous notes.

 

6. Save the note.

 

7. Close the app.

 

8. Lock the screen.

 

9. Put away the phone.

 

This right here is why Scripter is so good at what it does. Designed for the task of recording and managing notes, this tiny digital secretary doesn’t try to be a jack of all trades, which makes it miles more efficient than the alternative.

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As of September 2021, Scripter is in the pre-launch phase, with the prototype ready and the Kickstarter page about to go live (click here to check it out). Senstone has an impeccable track record when it comes to delivering on the promises made during the ad campaign, and the streak is to go on; powerful and innovative, Scripter is set for success. It’s going to be exactly the helper a lot of people need in their busy, hectic lives.

 

Jason Clark. As a company working to revolutionize note-taking with our wearables, they are always happy to raise awareness about the future of voice technology. Visit the Blog for more articles, subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates about their products, features or drop them a line at team@senstone.io

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Voice Input To Replace Keyboard?

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The speech to text software has been changing the way we record information. Slowly, but surely, more and more people get used to the idea that the keyboard is not the be-all and end-all of typing.

 

But isn’t the whole voice input business just another a fad? And if it does stick around, should we expect the epic battle of two input methods?

  Voice Input To Replace Keyboard

Every 1 in 4 adults in the United States uses voice to communicate with the machine. Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant have become so common, nobody bats an eye when you ask the room to pull up some music. And if we take a look at the stats, it’s green across the board, with steady growth for voice tech and consumer awareness on the rise. All in less than 20 years! Surely this means the good ol’ keyboard is about to go the way of the dodo.

  Speech To Text To Replace Keyboard

To see the truth behind things, sometimes you have to think small. One person. One friend group. One family. One business. Numbers point you in the right direction, but with little context they can be misleading.

 

Speech To Text Is the Next Big Thing

While we are starting to entrust more and more to voice tech, it seems like the average user sees a very specific set of tasks where it’s useful on the daily – and where it surpasses the keyboard.

 

  • Note-taking
  • Hands-free calls
  • Internet search
  • Small purchases (take-out, groceries, books)
  • Requesting information and media (weather forecast, music)

 

If we think even smaller, reading comments and product reviews, the reality seems to be that speech to text and keyboard complement each other – at least for now. Of course, sometimes voice gadgets get ahead of the ‘traditional’ input methods. Case in point: Scripter, a wearable developed as a more powerful version of Senstone productivity voice assistant (you might have heard about it a couple of years ago when it took Kickstarter by storm; looks like the devs are going to take the crowdfunding approach again, this time with Scripter).

 

Another point in favor of voice is that it’s bringing technology to places where it used to be impossible or dangerous, such as taking notes while driving – which has become perfectly safe, because in 2021 the driver doesn’t have to look away from the road to jot down a memo.

 

A couple of months ago, one of our friends asked the innovation-savvy crowd over at Quora,

 

“What technology will eventually replace the keyboard?

The answers we received illustrate our point pretty well. While the majority agrees voice interface will move the keyboard from its current pedestal, diversity and flexibility is in high demand. The more options for different tasks, the better.

 

“Voice recognition and dictation will primarily replace the keyboard, but editing and various shortcuts will still need a keyboard, either actual mechanical keys or software or projected and sensed, will still be needed. – Bradley Dichter

 

“It’s hopefully never going to be a total replacement – but in the kitchen you can be elbow deep in gunge and still set a timer and turn the radio volume down. – Andy White

 

“Voice isn’t out of place on mobile devices, but I don’t think we’ll see anything replacing keyboards on computers. – Stan Hanks

 

“With gadgets like personal assistants – Alexa, Siri, etc. all in the works and getting better and better every day, you would think that there would be no need for a keyboard anymore. Everything will be voice. That is good. – Julian Pereira

 

How do you see voice technology replacing the keyboard in your life? If you were given a perfect voice recognition software, would you stop using the keyboard on your phone? The questions that used to belong in science fiction are becoming relevant.

 

For more articles about voice technology, speech to text, and getting things done, visit our blog.

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Go Premium With Accurate

Voice Assistant

Everything You Wanted To Know About the Accurate Plan For Senstone

 

It has been a couple of years since Senstone, the manufacturer behind voice-to-text recorders who took Kickstarter by storm, launched an upgraded version of the app and introduced a new premium service called Accurate. In the interview below we are talking with the company’s founder and CEO Nazar Fedorchuk who explains what the average user can expect from Accurate.

 

Charlotte: What is the idea behind Accurate?

Nazar Fedorchuk: We want to let people talk to machines like they would to other humans, and we want Senstone to become your personal secretary. Accurate is a productivity solution first and foremost. It’s for business people, drivers, content creators, students; for anyone who wants things done fast. No screens, no wires, hands free, straight to the point.

When it comes to recording information, there is a strong demand for efficiency. The year is 2021 and most people still type out their notes and schedules, which is counterproductive and distracting. You cannot do it while driving, on the bus or in a meeting.

While working on the concept of our very first voice assistant, we’ve come to realize the best way to overcome the lag between what you think and what you want to see on paper is to remove any sort of keyboard out of the equation. What we offer is fast and accurate voice-to-text transcription as good as writing things down yourself.

 

Charlotte: What does Accurate look like on the user’s end?

Nazar Fedorchuk: Well, we don’t want it to look like anything. You press the button on your Senstone recorder, say whatever you want transcribed, press the button again – and that’s it. The neural network does all the dirty work. When you open the entry in the app, it’s a clean, mistake-free, ready-to-go body of text.

 

Charlotte: So Accurate is basically the premium subscription for Senstone?

Nazar Fedorchuk: Yes. Sometimes good just doesn’t cut it and you need the best. This is where Accurate comes into play.

If you use Senstone, you have probably noticed that the “default” Senstone subscription is free. This is the Basic plan all users receive with their recorder. It includes unlimited voice-to-text transcription, keywords, hashtags, and reminders.

 

‘Senstone is more than a voice recorder; it has been designed with constant improvement in mind’. – Nazar Fedorchuk

 

Charlotte: What does Accurate have to offer that Basic doesn’t?

Nazar Fedorchuk: More productivity options and top-notch transcription on the fly. Say, you want to have your notes structures in paragraphs, typo-free, all presentable. Accurate can do that. It expands the app to include new tweaks for you to customize as you see fit. 

And Senstone is more than a voice recorder; it has been designed with constant improvement in mind. We hit 90% accuracy with Basic, but Accurate is even better at speech recognition. 

You will notice a recording looks much, much better after processing with Accurate than it does with the Basic plan. In the rare case where the machine couldn’t quite catch what you were saying, it will highlight the word in red. 

And since people tend to use a lot of place names, surnames, and technical terms in their day-to-day planning, Senstone has introduced personal vocabularies. Correct the transcription of a word once, and the system will remember your preference.

All those features are something we’ve been asked to implement by our users, and I’d like to think we’ve done a good job.

 

Charlotte: And the pricing…

Nazar Fedorchuk: Senstone has been trying to meet our customers’ needs every step of the way. We are always making sure users can have as much freedom of choice as possible. The longer your Accurate subscription, the less you pay per month, and you can revert to the free Basic plan whenever you want.

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1 month – $14.90/month / expiring in 30 days

3 months – $13.90/month / expiring in 90 days

6 months – $12.90/month / expiring in 180 days

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Charlotte: What is next for Senstone?

Nazar Fedorchuk: Don’t jinx it! In all seriousness, the team is working hard. We are devoted to making Senstone as good as humanly possible, and you can expect even more of the techno magic stuff.

 

 

This Is Just the Tip Of the Iceberg

 

For the Senstone instruction manual, click here (pdf).

 

If you have further questions regarding the recorder or face any issues while using our product, the Senstone support team is happy to help. You can contact them via team@senstone.io.

 

To receive news about Senstone, you can subscribe to the company’s Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. There is also a selection of blog posts covering the development of Senstone and various tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Senstone recorder on its website.

 

Have a good day – and stay productive!

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Speech-to-Text In 2021

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With each passing year, Android speech to text apps are getting better and better at doing their job, and the voice recognition technology is reaching milestone after milestone. And the best thing about all this is that such powerful tools easily fit on your phone – or on the lapel of your jacket. What a time to be alive!

 

In 2021, voice to text apps offer much more than basic functionality. As a matter of fact, no frills conversion is just the tip of the iceberg.

This is what most users expect:

  • simple, elegant interface
  • multiple languages support
  • cloud storage & back-up
  • synchronisation across devices
  • spell checking & customizable dictionary
  • night mode
  • options for hands-free transcription
  • convenient entry sorting (tags, time stamps, file names, etc.)
  • effortless sharing for the text and the original audio

While the expectations listed above might seem too much to ask from a single app, the truth is they are perfectly reasonable. Artificial intelligence and cheaper memory allow for some neat tricks, such as auto correction, breaking up speech into sentences, and nearly perfect transcription fidelity. As for sharing, sorting, and so on, this is basic quality-of-life functionality.

 

Surprisingly, the wonders of modern audio conversion do not require expensive hardware. Pretty much any Android phone can handle even the newest speech to text app, not to mention online tools working in your internet browser.

 

The best is one click away. Do not settle for average.

 

Paired with a portable recorder to free up your hands, a speech to text app is a Swiss Army knife for voice recording and note-taking. It simplifies dictation and can be used in situations when typing is too bothersome – or when you just do not feel like it.

 

The best speech-to-text apps as of 2021 (in no particular order):

  • Senstone. Designed for the people who want to have it all. Rich in features as is, the app receives regular updates and upgrades. Perfect for writers, business people, students, and those who find a conventional keyboard just does not cut it. The app puts emphasis on user’s mobility and  hands-free dictation.
  • Dragon Professional. This is the solution for business and business only, and the “Professional” in the name is one hundred percent justified. Dragon mostly focuses on document management, spreadsheets, and search.
  • Otter. A cloud-based app, Otter is all about mobile devices and teamwork. When it comes to sharing, it really does go all out. If you work with a small team and your notes are meant to go public, odds are this app will fill the bill perfectly.
  • Speechmatics. This app is famous for its support of a wide variety of British and American accents, which is a feat just shy of magic. Highly accurate, works with pre-recorded audio, offers high quality English transcripts.

To learn more about Senstone portable recorder, visit our home page or check out the blog for posts on audio to text conversion and what makes Senstone one of the best voice recorders of the year – and the future.

 

Have a nice day and stay safe!

 

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Convert Voice to Text: The How and the Why

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Let’s be frank: we have become used to the idea you can convert voice to text with little effort (or at least we no longer think it a futuristic dream on par with flying cars). You do not need to be a tech wiz to perform a miracle and have your phone write down every word you say. The feature is always a tap away!

 

Why Do We Convert Voice to Text?

 

There are numerous audio converters out there on the internet, and they are steadily growing more popular, but still the ‘why’ question is a fair one. What is so good, so useful about this technology that it has made its way into every smartphone?

 

The demand for voice to text conversion is high for several reasons:

  • Hands free. Often typing is inconvenient, and sometimes it is straight out impossible. Whether driving a car, walking down the street, in a business meeting, or just lounging with a cup of tea, you are not going to be able to casually type away at top speed. The solution is to skip the step altogether, and this is where voice conversion comes into play. You do the talking, the app takes care of everything else; you get your text – and the audio recording as a bonus.
  • Language barrier. Google Translate is famous for its voice input and Conversation features, which make it possible to translate a bilingual conversation on the fly. This would never work without speech recognition and text output. Just imagine yourself trying to look up words in a Japanese dictionary when you only speak English and do not know a thing about hieroglyphs!
  • Efficiency. This one is big. Convenience and speed make voice-to-text superior to writing and typing. The advantage leads to more and more people choosing voice assistants and speech recognition tools instead of traditional keyboards.

 

How To Choose the Right Conversion Method?

 

Voice to text conversion can be done in several ways.

 

First of all, you can use online converters, but the downside is that they heavily depend on your web browser and can be quite unreliable. Not a good option for lengthy and/or important recordings.

 

Next are phone apps, and this particular market has been thriving. Powered by artificial intelligence, most apps are capable of almost 100% accuracy, although not all of them allow for maximum efficiency; among those which do are companion apps for portable tech, such as Senstone wearable recorders. If you like being on the move and appreciate productivity, this option is for you.

 

The final possibility is a specialized computer program. As a rule, converter software can boast rare features and plenty of tweaks, but it is often costly and takes time to master properly. The majority of projects, even if it is something as extensive as writing a book, can be completed via an app.

 

All in all, there is a plethora of tools to help you convert voice to text. Which one to use? It is up to you – as long as you are aware of the pros and cons of your choice.

 

To learn more about the Scripter voice assistant, visit our home page or check out the blog for posts on audio to text conversion and what makes Senstone one of the best voice recorders out there.

 

Have a nice day – and stay safe!

 

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Diary Suited For a Spacecraft

Voice Input To Replace Keyboard

“The human race must start leaving Earth within 30 years to avoid being wiped out by over-population and climate change”, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.

 

As we all know, NASA and few successful private companies such as SpaceX tries to do everything to solve this problem. Starting from the first human landing on the Moon in 1969 and ending with Falcon 9 launching the NROL-108 mission completing SpaceX’s 26th mission of 2020.[1] Technologies develop and new challenges require innovative solutions: in September, NASA iTech issued a call for solutions within focus areas including Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality Advancement, Autonomy, High-Performance Computing and Medical Breakthrough.[2] NASA believes Senstone voice assistant technology has a potential in exploration of the Moon and Mars. Today we are going to consider the importance of a reliable diary suited for spacecraft.

 

There are numerous challenges the space exploration missions and people who travel to Moon and Mars are going to face: expanding human presence in space, managing in-space resources, enabling transformational space exploration, terraforming Mars, scientific discovery, Each and every task requires special and detailed information which will be easily and instantly recorded and transcribed into text. Let us take exploration of the Mars that may give such valuable information as recording observations about functioning of human bodies in space and in lower gravity, observations of the Martian soil and its chemical composition, exploring and recording atmospheric conditions on Mars. What might have the potential to address the challenges facing exploration of the Moon and Mars?

 

What tasks should  the 21st century diary be able to solve?

  • Diaries are essential to help preserve precise facts and data, e.g. about composition of found materials, its properties, knowledge and experience for future space missions. 
  • Diaries provide a unique glimpse into the joys and frustrations of life in space and may even represent the psychological effects of isolation. By looking in the diaries of astronauts researchers can gain insights into the mental and emotional states that accompany life aboard the space station or potentially a future colony on Mars.
  • Keeping track of thoughts, tasks and lists is a helpful exercise for the crew as it helps to capture memories, expound on experiences and it may even provide an outlet for. The astronauts may also keep in touch with the crew members and their families and friends using hashtags which address a certain person.

 

These personal recording of events, data or thoughts may be used to derive recommendations for future missions; the objective is to identify equipment, habitat, and procedural factors that can help humans when adjusting, for instance, to isolation and confinement while ensuring they remain effective and productive during future long-duration space expeditions, such as a journey to Mars. Behavioral scientists having previously studied many exploration logs and personal journals from past explorers found there are highly predictable problems that will be encountered by future space crew, including strong-willed crew mates, cultural differences, possible misunderstandings and communication delays. 

 

Benefits of the study include learning how astronauts find ways to adapt to the isolation, confinement and other stressors of life aboard the space station or a new colony. These insights will help NASA design equipment and procedures for future space exploration. Study results also show those of us on Earth that it is possible for people from different backgrounds and cultures to live in harmony, even under very stressful conditions. Astronauts can also log every problem they encounter and detail the solutions. As NASA prepares for a journey to Mars, the journals of real astronauts are finding solutions to problems that future crew members might never encounter.[3]

 

Just try to imagine for a couple of seconds an astronaut who is somewhere in the space gaining new experience, knowledge and making giant leaps for humanity. It would be hard to rely on memory and then try to write it down (writing process is not so easy in space) or to make voice recordings (which is a far better idea). We have already heard about logbooks which are widely used in airplanes, but still the content of which is a little bit different from spacecraft or space station logbooks. Although, airplane logbooks are used to record an itinerary of the flight, and it is a quite routine step, this is also a potential way to use it in space by expanding the scope of the content.

 

How might we help astronauts and colonists in recording daily routines of Mars activities, research projects, tasks for it to be helpful for their productivity, team work and then for further data analysis? There might be various approaches to the solution of this issue, but Senstone is one of the most convenient.

 

Senstone mini voice recorder would be an ideal solution for the above mentioned tasks as it gives an opportunity of taking notes without having to type. Right now, you need to tap the device to start recording, but the engineers are working on a way to record by voice commands.  One of the numerous advantages is that any recording of tasks, todos or events will be written down in seconds and this way we might save the austronauts’ precious time in space.

 

The key point is that an astronaut doesn’t have to reach out for any other devices or notebooks. The smart pedant is an intriguing reliable and functional device that records voice memos, automatically organizes them for the user, and transcribes them into text. The only thing to be improved, we guess, might be the way the pendant can be worn as it is designed to be small and tiny so it might be even more practical and handy version of it with simplified detachable backs system. The aspect of functions and size should be considered for each mission separately.

 

Thus, Senstone could potentially provide space exploration missions and astronauts with an opportunity to take instant records transcribed into text and voice notes automatically. This brilliant invention will make the process of putting together a diary in spacecraft easier, quicker and much more productive.

 

 

[1] https://www.spacex.com/launches/index.html

[2] http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/11/28/nasa-itech-selects-top-25-semifinalists-innovation-competition/

[3] https://www.nasa.gov/content/journaling-astronauts-chronicle-missions

[4] https://gethealth.io/tracker/2016/10/31/weekly-wearables-roundup_senstone_moovhr_alcotatt_astroskin/

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Get Immersed. Rules for Writing from Stephen King

Stephen King is one of the greatest writers and for sure doesn’t need an introduction. So if you are looking for the writing advice, King is great in what we consider creative writing. And we highly recommend using Senstone to record and automatically convert your audio to text. It will give you the freedom you need to easily capture what’s on your mind. So check out top writing tips from this brilliant author. 

1. If you don’t succeed, get a bigger nail.

When Stephen King started sending his first stories to magazines in hopes to get published, he was getting so many rejection slips that the nail he was putting them on fell out of the wall. He didn’t stop trying; he went and bought a bigger nail. Tip number one: don’t give up.

2. Write 6 pages a day.

For Stephen King, six pages a day is the standard he set for himself to get novels finished on time – and the reason for him being a prolific writer. It doesn’t have to be six pages for you (even one page is fine), but the principle behind the rule is clear: learn how much you can accomplish without overextending yourself, find your pace, maintain it.

3. Go where the story leads you. Plot is a last resort for bad writers.

You gather ideas and characters, you put them at the starting point, and then you let them go. Unlike some writers, Stephen King doesn’t follow the plot. Instead, he follows his characters wherever they lead him.

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4. The good ideas will stay with you.

If you’re obsessed with an idea, if it sticks with you and doesn’t let go, if you don’t need a notebook to write it down because you know you can’t forget it, that idea is a good one.

5. First, you read and copy other writers, then little by little you develop your own style.

Stephen King is of the opinion that all writers are self-taught, and they learn by reading books, getting a feel for trade secrets, trying to disassemble the mechanism. During that time, would-be writers usually copy the style of their favorite authors – and shape their own in the process.

6. Writing is self hypnosis, you need to have a routine.

At the end of the day, writing is a habit. Set up a routine, and your brain will know when to switch into the writing mode.

7. Start with short stories and let them develop into novels or screenplays.

Many novels started as a short story. Writer’s task is to let it grow. You can start with a few recordings a day with the help of your portable voice assistant.

8. Learn to write for different mediums.

For many writers, books may seem superior to film, but the reality is that movies operate a different kind of language. According to Stephen King, the only way to figure out how it really works is to try and write a screenplay of your own.

9. Look for ideas that you would really enjoy writing for longer periods.

Don’t think too much about the audience. Choose ideas based on what you would like to spend the next couple of months shaping into a book, so that the final chapter would leave you hungry for more of the story.

10. Get immersed in your writing process until the outside world is gone.

Writing is an ultimate escape. You sit in front of the keyboard, or at the seaside with the dictation tool in your hands, and the first 10 minutes are tedious, but then something happens and the world around disappears. That state of mind, where there is nothing but your story and your ideas, is what gets books written, but it can also be quite addictive. Exercise caution! With on-the-go features, you can convert audio to text and never miss a single idea for your next book.