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ThinkMind // eTELEMED 2013, The Fifth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine // View article etelemed_2013_14_30_40143


BioMet®Phon: A System to Monitor Phonation Quality in the Clinics

Authors:
Pedro Gómez
Victoria Rodellar
Víctor Nieto
Rafael Martínez
Agustín Alvarez
Bartolomé Scola
Carlos Ramírez
Daniel Poletti
Mario Fernández

Keywords: speech therapy; voice quality analysis; dysphonia.

Abstract:
BioMet®Phon is a software application developed for the characterization of voice in voice quality evaluation. Initially it was conceived as plain research code to estimate the glottal source from voice and obtain the biomechanical parameters of the vocal folds from the spectral density of the estimate. This code grew to what is now the Glottex®Engine package (G®E). Further demands from users in laryngology and speech therapy fields instantiated the development of a specific Graphic User Interface (GUI’s) to encapsulate user interaction with the G®E. This gave place to BioMet®Phon, an application which extracts the glottal source from voice and offers a complete parameterization of this signal, including distortion, cepstral, spectral, biomechanical, time domain, contact and tremor parameters. The semantic capabilities of biomechanical parameters are discussed. Study cases from its application to the field of laryngology and speech therapy are given and discussed. Validation results in voice pathology detection are also presented. Applications to laryngology, speech therapy, and monitoring neurological deterioration in the elder are proposed.

Pages: 253 to 258

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: February 24, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4359

ISBN: 978-1-61208-252-3

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from February 24, 2013 to March 1, 2013

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