Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP) 2013
We present a system to display text information by an animated talking avatar suitable for health care services. Speech animation parameters are calculated by a co-articulation model from the phone chain extracted from the text-to-speech processing step. An animation script that layers body movements and speech animation is generated and then rendered and converted into an h.264 video by a computer game engine. The animation system is attached to AALuis, an OSGi-based system for care services for older adults within a European research project.
Index Terms: character animation; ambient assisted living; audiovisual speech synthesis; health care service; avatar
Bibliographic reference. Fagel, Sascha / Hilbert, Andreas / Mayer, Christopher / Morandell, Martin / Gira, Matthias / Petzold, Martin (2013): "Avatar user interfaces in an OSGi-based system for health care services", In AVSP-2013, 173-174.