Development and validation of automatic methods for the assessment of the voice quality of patients in treatment and aftercare / rehabilitation for cancer in the head and neck area

01 July 2013 → 31 August 2016
Funding by bilateral agreement (private and foundations)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
head / neck cancer
Project description

This project will help improve the long-term quality of life of patients in treatment for cancer in the main hall area. These patients typically have difficulty in speaking, and need speech rehabilitation. The development of new techniques for the automatic evaluation of speech quality, this project will provide a new instrument that is essential for the development of effective evidence-based selection and monitoring of voice rehabilitation. Encouraged by promising results recen were achieved with the automatic evaluation of speech intelligibility, this project aims to improve speech analysis and expand, and simultaneously subjected to a large-scale validation by clinical field. The latter will marry happen with support from two clinical centers with extensive experience.