Augmented Reality for Parkinson Speech Therapy

Overview

In this project, we – a group of five electrical engineering students – aim to develop an android app for usage in speech therapy for patients of Parkinson disease. Additional to the well-known tremor, many patients suffer from impaired speech, as they tend to speak too loud or not loud enough and often begin slurring their words. In our case, we want to implement an app for AR-glasses to support speech therapy at home with accessible and instant feedback. The wearable application leads to a predictable microphone reaction, as the distance between the users mouth and the mic is almost the same and nearly independent of the users behaviour. We want to use this advantage to process the audio information during speech therapy exercises and display the recorded level in a way to give the patient feedback on whether or not their speech is loud enough. Further development following our project might include formant recognition, other ways to determine in which way the patients' speech can be improved and help to do so.

Participating Students

  • Moritz Boueke
  • Jan-Niklas Busse
  • Jakob Jacobsen
  • Tim Johannisson
  • Yannik Lundt

Supervisors

  • Finn Spitz
  • Gerhard Schmidt

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Student Projects - Overview

The DSS team offers student projects. With these projects we try to support the idea of project-based learning. This means that most of our projects are designed such, that a multitude of studends can work on that project. Beside solving the individual task, studends should also learn how to split the problem into smaller subproblems and to organize the resulting subprojects. Software packages such as SVN, etc. should support this idea.

Past and ongoing student projects:

Usually, these projects are announced in the lecture "Signals and Systems". However, if you are interested in such projects and do not participate in this lecture, please contact Prof. Schmidt for further details.

In addition, we participate in support programs for women in science. If you are interested in doing a research-based project, please contact us. However, please be aware that such programms are not always active and usually support women in their master study period.

Past and ongoing woman support projects:

Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt

E-Mail: gus@tf.uni-kiel.de

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

Kaiserstr. 2
24143 Kiel, Germany

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