MoPAReST — Mobile Phone Assisted Remote Speech Therapy Platform

Chitralekha Bhat, Anjali Kant, Bhavik Vachhani, Sarita Rautara, Ashok Kumar Sinha, Sunil Kumar Kopparapu


Through this paper, we present the Mobile Phone Assisted Remote Speech Therapy Platform for individuals with speech disabilities to avail the benefits of therapy remotely with minimal face-to-face sessions with the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). The objective is to address the skewed ratio of SLP to patients as well increase the efficacy of the therapy by keeping the patient engaged more frequently albeit asynchronously and remotely. The platform comprises (1) A web-interface to be used by the SLP to monitor the progress of their patients at a time convenient to them and (2) A mobile application along with speech processing algorithms to provide instant feedback to the patient. We envision this platform to cut down the therapy time, especially for rural Indian patients. Evaluation of this platform is being done for five patients with mis-articulation in Marathi language.


Cite as: Bhat, C., Kant, A., Vachhani, B., Rautara, S., Sinha, A.K., Kopparapu, S.K. (2017) MoPAReST — Mobile Phone Assisted Remote Speech Therapy Platform. Proc. Interspeech 2017, 819-820.


@inproceedings{Bhat2017,
  author={Chitralekha Bhat and Anjali Kant and Bhavik Vachhani and Sarita Rautara and Ashok Kumar Sinha and Sunil Kumar Kopparapu},
  title={MoPAReST — Mobile Phone Assisted Remote Speech Therapy Platform},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2017},
  pages={819--820}
}