ISCA Archive IberSPEECH 2022
ISCA Archive IberSPEECH 2022

ReSSInt project: voice restoration using Silent Speech Interfaces

Inma Hernaez, Jose Andres Gonzalez Lopez, Eva Navas, Jose Luis Pérez Córdoba, Ibon Saratxaga, Gonzalo Olivares, Jon Sanchez de la Fuente, Alberto Galdón, Victor Garcia, Jesús del Castillo, Inge Salomons, Eder del Blanco Sierra

ReSSInt is a project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation aiming at investigating the use of Silent speech interfaces (SSIs) for restoring communication to individuals who have been deprived of the ability to speak. These interfaces capture non-acoustic biosignals generated during the speech production process and use them to predict the intended message. In the project two different biosignals are being investigated: electromyography (EMG) signals representing electrical activity driving the facial muscles and intracraneal electroencephalography (iEEG) neural signals captured by means of invasive electrodes implanted on the brain. From the whole spectrum of speech disorders which may affect a person’s voice, ReSSInt will address two particular conditions: (i) voice loss after total laryngectomy and (ii) neurodegenerative diseases and other traumatic injuries which may leave an individual paralyzed and, eventually, unable to speak. In this paper we describe the current status of the project as well as the problems and difficulties encountered in its development.

doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-46

Cite as: Hernaez, I., Gonzalez Lopez, J.A., Navas, E., Pérez Córdoba, J.L., Saratxaga, I., Olivares, G., Sanchez de la Fuente, J., Galdón, A., Garcia, V., Castillo, J.d., Salomons, I., Blanco Sierra, E.d. (2022) ReSSInt project: voice restoration using Silent Speech Interfaces. Proc. IberSPEECH 2022, 226-230, doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-46

  author={Inma Hernaez and Jose Andres {Gonzalez Lopez} and Eva Navas and Jose Luis {Pérez Córdoba} and Ibon Saratxaga and Gonzalo Olivares and Jon {Sanchez de la Fuente} and Alberto Galdón and Victor Garcia and Jesús del Castillo and Inge Salomons and Eder del {Blanco Sierra}},
  title={{ReSSInt project: voice restoration using Silent Speech Interfaces}},
  booktitle={Proc. IberSPEECH 2022},