" The pauses a person makes when trying to remember a word he/she wants to say are measured and analysed. "
Speech based system for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Spain have developed a speech based technology system which could potentially analyse and detect the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

This new study, published in the Journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, is based on the recordings of people’s voices. Known as ‘Automatic Spontaneous Speech Analysis (ASSA)’, the researchers have automated speech biomarkers which detect signs of the disease. For example, the pauses a person makes when trying to remember a word he/she wants to say are measured and analysed.

You can read more about this study at Dementia News, Computer Speech and Language and ELEKIN.

 Posted: April 29th, 2015
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