Enhanced Living by Assessing Voice Pathology Using a Co-Occurrence Matrix
AbstractA large number of the population around the world suffers from various disabilities. Disabilities affect not only children but also adults of different professions. Smart technology can assist the disabled population and lead to a comfortable life in an enhanced living environment (ELE). In this paper, we propose an effective voice pathology assessment system that works in a smart home framework. The proposed system takes input from various sensors, and processes the acquired voice signals and electroglottography (EGG) signals. Co-occurrence matrices in different directions and neighborhoods from the spectrograms of these signals were obtained. Several features such as energy, entropy, contrast, and homogeneity from these matrices were calculated and fed into a Gaussian mixture model-based classifier. Experiments were performed with a publicly available database, namely, the Saarbrucken voice database. The results demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed system in light of its high accuracy and speed. The proposed system can be extended to assess other disabilities in an ELE. View Full-Text
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Muhammad, G.; Alhamid, M.F.; Hossain, M.S.; Almogren, A.S.; Vasilakos, A.V. Enhanced Living by Assessing Voice Pathology Using a Co-Occurrence Matrix. Sensors 2017, 17, 267.
Muhammad G, Alhamid MF, Hossain MS, Almogren AS, Vasilakos AV. Enhanced Living by Assessing Voice Pathology Using a Co-Occurrence Matrix. Sensors. 2017; 17(2):267.Chicago/Turabian Style
Muhammad, Ghulam; Alhamid, Mohammed F.; Hossain, M. S.; Almogren, Ahmad S.; Vasilakos, Athanasios V. 2017. "Enhanced Living by Assessing Voice Pathology Using a Co-Occurrence Matrix." Sensors 17, no. 2: 267.
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