ISCA Archive AVSP 2001
ISCA Archive AVSP 2001

LIPPS - A visual telephone for hearing-impaired

Hans-Heinrich Bothe

This paper describes an approach for the creation of natural audio-video speech signals from an acoustic speech signal or from a text input. It converts speech signals, which are taken from a microphone input, into a facial animation on the computer screen, displaying a static background image with movements of the mouth region and of the eyes. The video output is synchronized with the acoustic signal. LIPPS can also display a facial animation, which is driven by keyboard or text file input. Two applications are at hand, an intelligent audio-video telephone terminal and a training aid for lipreading. A prototype system has been implemented.

Cite as: Bothe, H.-H. (2001) LIPPS - A visual telephone for hearing-impaired. Proc. Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, 199

  author={Hans-Heinrich Bothe},
  title={{LIPPS - A visual telephone for hearing-impaired}},
  booktitle={Proc. Auditory-Visual Speech Processing},