Voice quality monitoring: A portable device prototype

Manfredi, C, Bruschi, T, Dallai, A , Ferri, A, Tortoli, P and Calisti, M (2008) Voice quality monitoring: A portable device prototype. In: 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2008.

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4649323

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This paper addresses the important issue of voice monitoring throughout the day under a clinical perspective. This problem is of great concern, for rehabilitation and from the assistive technology point of view. A prototype for a new portable device is proposed, implementing basic voice quality indexes (fundamental frequency F 0 , jitter, relative average perturbation RAP, noise) by means of robust high-resolution techniques. The device is contact-less, as the transducer is a small microphone included in the device. A feedback for patients outside the clinic is provided, given by a led/audio unit that advices the patient for any abnormal vocal emission, to help patients with carryover of therapy goals outside the clinical environment. The device will collect audio recordings to be submitted to a PC for further analysis, to be performed off-line. Such device for self-diagnosis and vocal rehabilitation could give a valid support, both to clinicians and patients.

Divisions:College of Science > Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology
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