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Neuroacoustical Stimulation of Parkinson's Disease Patients: A Case Study
Año:2019
Áreas de investigación
  • Biomedicina,
  • Ciencias de la computación y tecnología informática
Datos
Descripción
It is a well-known fact that Parkinson?s Disease (PD) patients present important alterations in speech and phonation. Recent studies have shown that neuroestimulation using binaural beats have an effect on the neuromotor and cognitive conditions of patients suffering from PD, at least temporarily after stimulation. The present study aims to test if this phenomenon has any observable effect on phonation as a manifestation of the patient?s neuromotor conditions. With this aim in mind, an experimental framework has been set up, consisting in the stimulation of PD patients with two types of signals, the first consists in a supposedly active signal (binaural beats and pink noise) and the second an inert signal (consisting only of pink noise), recording specific sustained vowels and reading text before and after each stimulation process. The sustained vowels were analyzed in further depth to estimate phonation features associated with instability (jitter, shimmer, biomechanical unbalances, and tremor in different bands). A specific study case is presented, for which the analysis shows statistically significant changes in phonation before and after active neurostimulation, whereas these changes were not detected when inert neurostimulation was used. This effect could open the possibility for the development of neuroacoustic rehabilitative therapies, based on low-cost portable acoustical stimulation devices.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
IWINAC 2019
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Almería, España
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
0302-9743
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19651-6_32
Fecha inicio congreso
03/06/2019
Fecha fin congreso
07/06/2019
Desde la página
329
Hasta la página
339
Título de las actas
Proc. IWINAC 2019 (LNCS 11487)
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
Participantes
  • Autor: Gerardo Miguel Galvez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Gomez Rodellar (UPM)
  • Autor: Daniel Palacios Alonso (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
  • Autor: Guillermo de Arcas Castro (UPM)
  • Autor: Pedro Gomez Vilda (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Informática Aplicada al Procesado de Señal e Imagen
  • Departamento: Arquitectura y Tecnología de Sistemas Informáticos
  • Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Instrumentación y Acústica Aplicada (I2A2)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
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