SVAT

Speech and Voice Analysis Technologies as a Service

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Based on digital signal processing, speech and voice pathologies can be detected in a modular service.
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The algorithms for the service use machine learning approaches.

The SVAT project is part of the Connected Health working area and aims to provide a server-based service through which speech and voice pathologies can be automatically analyzed. The algorithms within this modular service are based on technologies of automatic speech recognition, further classifiers, and machine learning approaches.

These technologies are already used at our institute in other application areas and are constantly being further developed. Within the first project phase, they will be integrated, adapted, and implemented in the application area of speech and voice and expanded and tested within the second project phase. The feature algorithms for the automatic analysis of speech and voice are derived from the acoustic properties and characteristics within the disorders and link technology with linguistics and phonetics in the development.

The provision of a service for the automatic analysis of speech and voice disorders opens many areas of application in the research context as well as within the logopedic and speech therapy care chain and contributes to the objectification of the diagnostic process and therapy evaluation.

Further information

 

THERESIAH

The THERESIAH project aims to develop a new therapy system to train hearing and articulation of highly hearing-impaired persons.

 

Connected Health

In the area of Connected Health we develop mobile sensor-based health systems.

 

Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA

The objective of the Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT is to transfer scientific findings related to hearing perception and man-machine interaction into technological applications.

The Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA is funded in the program »Vorab« by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK) and the Volkswagen Foundation for its further development.

Assistive Speech and Language Analysis

The development and utilisation of digital speech processing technologies can make an important contribution to individual capacity for verbal communication.