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Characterizing Neurological Disease from Voice Quality Biomechanical Analysis
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Processing and signal analysis
Information
Abstract
The dramatic impact of neurological degenerative pathologies in life quality is a growing concern nowadays. Many techniques have been designed for the detection, diagnose and monitoring the neurological disease. Most of them are too expensive or complex for being used by primary attention medical services. On the other hand it is well known that many neurological diseases leave a signature in voice and speech. Through the present paper a new method to trace some neurological diseases at the level of phonation will be shown. In this way the detection and grading of the neurological disease could be based on a simple voice test. This methodology is benefiting from the advances achieved during the last years in detecting and grading organic pathologies in phonation. The paper hypothesizes that some of the underlying neurological mechanisms affecting phonation produce observable correlates in vocal fold biomechanics, and that these correlates behave differentially in neurological diseases than in organic pathologies. A general description about the main hypotheses involved and their validation by acoustic voice analysis based on biomechanical correlates of the neurological disease is given. The validation is carried out on a balanced database of normal and organic dysphonic patients of both genders. Selected study cases will be presented to illustrate the possibilities offered by this methodology.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Cognitive Computation
ISBN
1866-9956
Impact factor JCR
0,867
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volume
5
Journal number
From page
399
To page
425
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Pedro Gomez Vilda (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Victoria Rodellar Biarge (UPM)
  • Autor: Victor Nieto Lluis (UPM)
  • Autor: Cristina Elena Muñoz Mulas (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Miguel Mazaira Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Rafael Martinez Olalla (UPM)
  • Autor: Agustin Alvarez Marquina (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Ramírez Calvo (Hospital del Henares)
  • Autor: Mario Fernández Fernández (Hospital del Henares)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Informática Aplicada al Procesado de Señal e Imagen
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
  • Departamento: Arquitectura y Tecnología de Sistemas Informáticos
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