Medical Sciences

Title :

ARTICULATE +: A system for Automated Assessment and Rehabilitation of Persons with Articulation Disorders

Area of research :

Medical Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus area :

Assistive technologies for disabled, Electronic decision support systems for primary care providers / front line workers

Principal Investigator :

Prof S. R. Mahadeva Prasanna, Professor, Department of lectronics and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati

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Executive Summary :

Articulation disorders are commonly found in children with hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, cognitive impairment, cleft lip and palate and also in persons followed by stroke and accidents. Articulation therapy is a systematic procedure in which a misarticulated sound is corrected at various levels by speech-language pathologists. However, there is lack of trained rehabilitation professionals in India leading to scarcity of rehabilitation services. The proposal is to develop a suite of applications useful for articulation assessment and therapy at the level of phonemes, words, phrases and sentences in Hindi and English. The anticipated product out of this project is a software based diagnostic system ‘ARTICULATE+’ for assessment and rehabilitation of persons with articulation disorder. The ‘ARTICULATE+’ will help speech pathologists, special educators and caregivers of persons with communication disorders. Using ARTICULATE+, persons with articulation disorders would avail fast and efficient services which will further enhance their quality of life.

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