Automatic Detection of Parkinson's Disease in Reverberant Environments

Conference contribution

Publication Details

Author(s): Orozco-Arroyave JR, Haderlein T, Nöth E
Publisher: Springer-verlag
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 9302
Pages range: 80-87
ISBN: 9783319240329
ISSN: 0302-9743


Automatic classification of speakers with Parkinson's disease (PD) and healthy controls (HC) is performed considering a method for the characterization of the speech signals which is based on the estimation of the energy content of the unvoiced frames. The method is tested with recordings of three languages: Spanish, German, and Czech. Additionally, the signals are affected by two different reverberant scenarios in order to validate the robustness of the proposed method. The obtained results range from 85% to 99% of accuracy depending on the speech task, the spoken language, and the recording scenario. The method shows to be accurate and robust even when the signals are reverberated. This work is a step forward to the development of methods to assess the speech of PD patients without requiring special acoustic conditions.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Haderlein, Tino PD Dr.
Professur für Informatik (Mustererkennung)
Nöth, Elmar Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Informatik (Mustererkennung)

How to cite

Orozco-Arroyave, J.R., Haderlein, T., & Nöth, E. (2015). Automatic Detection of Parkinson's Disease in Reverberant Environments. (pp. 80-87). Springer-verlag.

Orozco-Arroyave, Juan Rafael, Tino Haderlein, and Elmar Nöth. "Automatic Detection of Parkinson's Disease in Reverberant Environments." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2015 Springer-verlag, 2015. 80-87.


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