Monitoring the health of the phonatory system plays a key role for the voice professionals, which are people who use the voice as a work tool. The voice quality can be assessed by means of parameters extracted from the vocal signal sensed by a contact sensor placed at the base of the neck, that is sensitive to the skin vibration related to the phonation. The use of a contact sensor is preferable to a microphone in air because of its lower sensitivity to the acoustical background noise. This paper focus on the development of a system for the characterization of the contact sensor that can be used for this purpose: an apparatus that can mimic the phonatory system and can act like a standard for testing the sensors. Such a system has been created and preliminary tested and characterized, in order to point out the similarity with the real phonatory system and to bring out any critical issue.

A Phonatory System Simulator for testing purposes of voice-monitoring contact sensors / Casassa, Federico; Troia, Adriano; Astolfi, Arianna; Carullo, Alessio; Vallan, Alberto; Schiavi, Alessandro; Corona, Davide. - (2017). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC 2017).

A Phonatory System Simulator for testing purposes of voice-monitoring contact sensors

Troia, Adriano;Schiavi, Alessandro;Corona, Davide
2017

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Monitoring the health of the phonatory system plays a key role for the voice professionals, which are people who use the voice as a work tool. The voice quality can be assessed by means of parameters extracted from the vocal signal sensed by a contact sensor placed at the base of the neck, that is sensitive to the skin vibration related to the phonation. The use of a contact sensor is preferable to a microphone in air because of its lower sensitivity to the acoustical background noise. This paper focus on the development of a system for the characterization of the contact sensor that can be used for this purpose: an apparatus that can mimic the phonatory system and can act like a standard for testing the sensors. Such a system has been created and preliminary tested and characterized, in order to point out the similarity with the real phonatory system and to bring out any critical issue.
2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC 2017)
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