Fourth International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2005)

Florence, Italy
October 29-31, 2005

Using Biomechanical Parameter Estimates in Voice Pathology Detection

Pedro Gómez-Vilda, C. Lázaro, Roberto Fernández-Baíllo, A. Nieto, Juan Ignacio Godino-Llorente, R. Martínez, F. Díaz, A. Álvarez, K. Murphy, V. Nieto, V. Rodellar-Biarge, F. J. Fernández-Camacho

GIAPSI, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain

It has been shown in previous work that biomechanical parameters related to the cord body dynamics can be indirectly estimated from the power spectral density of the mucosal wave correlate. In the present study the use of these measurements to estimate the presence of parameter unbalance will be shown. The role of these parameters together with the classical distortion ones in relation to pathology detection and classification will be explored. Results using normophonic as well as pathologic voice will be presented and discussed.

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Gómez-Vilda, Pedro / Lázaro, C. / Fernández-Baíllo, Roberto / Nieto, A. / Godino-Llorente, Juan Ignacio / Martínez, R. / Díaz, F. / Álvarez, A. / Murphy, K. / Nieto, V. / Rodellar-Biarge, V. / Fernández-Camacho, F. J. (2005): "Using biomechanical parameter estimates in voice pathology detection", In MAVEBA-2005, 59-62.