FURI | Spring 2018

Evaluating the Effect of Visual Stimuli on the Intelligibility of Dysarthric Speech

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The main goal of this project is to see if dysarthric speech can be more easily understood if a visual modality is introduced. Dysarthria is a speech disorder that makes individuals difficult to understand due to impaired movement of the muscles used for speech. Demonstrating that pairing visual and audio will increase intelligibility will open doors for technical advancements in speech recognition. The next step is to take the data set from this project and identify where and how improvements can be made in state-of-the-art technologies.

Student researcher

Amber Bennett

Computer science

Hometown: Fairport, New York

Graduation date: Fall 2018