5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

A PC-Based Tool for Helping in Diagnosis of Pathologic Voice

Juan Ignacio Godino Llorente (1), Santiago Aguilera Navarro (1), Sira Palazuelos Cagigas (1), Alberto Nieto Altuzarra (2), Pedro Gomez Vilda (1)

(1) ETSI Telecomunicacion (UPM), Spain
(2) Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Spain

We present a diagnosis tool for the voice clinic which runs on a personal computer. The application records different registers in real time. The signals to be captured and stored are the following: * Videoendoscopic images recorded with fibroscope or telelaringoscope. * Electroglottographic signal during fonation * Voice signal * Air flow signal All these different signals are recorded with specific transducers and standard digitalisation signal boards, using microphone input and input line simultaneously. Several systems to help in the diagnostic have been previously developed, but none of them captures the four mentioned signals simultaneously. All of them are highly interesting from the clinical point of view, and assist the expert in making the decision. The main advantage, related to other systems, is that looking at the videoendoscopic record, clinicians are able to label voice registers with the associated pathologies.

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Bibliographic reference.  Godino Llorente, Juan Ignacio / Aguilera Navarro, Santiago / Palazuelos Cagigas, Sira / Nieto Altuzarra, Alberto / Gomez Vilda, Pedro (1998): "A PC-based tool for helping in diagnosis of pathologic voice", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0558.