Patients with Parkinson's disease may have difficulties in speaking because of the reduced coordination of the muscles that control breathing, phonation, articulation and prosody. Symptoms that may occur because of changes are weakening of the volume of the voice, voice monotony, changes in the quality of the voice, speed of speech, uncontrolled repetition of words. The evaluation of some of the disorders mentioned can be achieved through measuring the variation of parameters in an objective manner. It may be done to evaluate the response to the treatments with intra-daily frequency pre / post-treatment, as well as in the long term. Software systems allow these measurements also by recording the patient's voice. This allows to carry out a large number of tests by means of a larger number of patients and a higher frequency of the measurements. The main goal of our work was to design and realize Voxtester, an effective and simple to use software system useful to measure whether changes in voice emission are sensitive to pharmacologic treatments. Doctors and speech therapists can easily use it without going into the technical details, and we think that this goal is reached only by Voxtester, up to date.
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|Titolo:||VoxTester, software for digital evaluation of speech changes in Parkinson disease|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|