A Platform for Automated Acoustic Analysis for Assistive Technology

Harriet Fell, Lorin Wilde, Suzanne Boyce, Keshi Dai, Joel MacAuslan
While physical, neurological, oral/motor, and cognitive impairments can all significantly impact speech, people with disabilities may still be best able to communicate with computers through vocalization.

Aspects of vocal articulation are highly sensitive markers for many neurological conditions. As a source of data, recordings are

  • non-invasive,
  • inexpensive to collect, and
  • easily integrated into existing research and clinical protocols.

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