Modelling the progression of neurological diseases

Modelling the progression of neurological diseases

(Third Party Funds Group – Sub project)

Overall project: Training Network on Automatic Processing of PAthological Speech
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Start date: May 1, 2018
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Funding source: Innovative Training Networks (ITN)


Develop speech technology that can allow unobtrusive monitoring of many
kinds of neurological diseases. The state of a patient can degrade
slowly between medical check-ups. We want to track the state of a
patient unobtrusively without the feeling of constant supervision. At
the same time the privacy of the patient has to be respected. We will
concentrate on PD and thus on acoustic cues of changes. The algorithms
should run on a smartphone, track acoustic changes during regular phone
conversations over time and thus have to be low-resource. No speech
recognition will be used and only some analysis parameters of the
conversation are stored on the phone and transferred to the server.