Hawley, Mark, Cunningham, S.P., Cardinaux, Fabian, Coy, A., O'Neill, P., Seghal, S. and Enderby, Pam (2007) Challenges in developing a voice input voice output communication aid for people with severe dysarthria. In: AAATE 2007 : 9th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, Oct 2007, San Sebastian, Spain.
This paper describes the development of a voice-input voice-output communication aid (VIVOCA) for people with disordered or unintelligible speech, initially concentrating on people with severe dysarthria. The VIVOCA is intended to recognize and interpret an individual’s disordered speech and speak out an equivalent message in clear synthesized speech. User consultation suggests that such a device would be acceptable and would be useful in communication situations where speed and intelligibility are crucial. Speech recognition techniques build on previously successful development of speech-based home control interfaces, and various methods for speech ‘translation’ have been evaluated.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||Published in 'Challenges for Assistive Technology', eds. Eizmeni G. et al, IOS Press 2007.|
|Keywords:||Speech recognition, voice output communication aid, dysarthria|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Computer Science (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > Department of Human Communication Sciences (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
|Depositing User:||Ms Alison Keys|
|Date Deposited:||12 Aug 2008 16:06|
|Last Modified:||16 Dec 2015 10:36|