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SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR IMPROVING SPEECH IMIRMENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3572
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3572
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Emerson & Stern Associates Inc
10150 Sorrento Valley Rd Suite 210 San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR IMPROVING SPEECH IMIRMENTS
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $219,984.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERN GOAL OF PHASE I AND PHASE II RESEARCH IS TO PROVIDE A NEW TOOL FOR SPEECH THERAPY BASED ON THE DISPLAY OF VOCAL TRACT CROSS-SECTIONS. THE SIGNAL PROCESSING APPROACHES UNDER INVESTIGATION ARE BASED ON SPEECH RECOGNITION TECHNIQUES. THIS SYSTEM WOULD PERMIT USERS TO SEE IN A CONCRETE, GRAPHIC WAY HOW CLOSELY THEY APPROACH A TARGET SPEECH PATTERN AND WOULD PROVIDE SOME SUGGESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE SPEECH PRODUCTION. THE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS INHERENT IN THE PROPOSED DESIGN INCLUDE (1) NOVEL APPROACHES TO THE DISPLAY OF ACOUSTIC INFORMATION; (2) NEW ALGORITHMS FOR ACOUSTIC SIGNAL PROCESSING BASED ON PERCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS; AND (3) IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOFTWARE ON A MACINTOSH COMPUTER WITH ITS EXCELLENT GRAPHIC CAPABILITY. PHASE I WILL FOCUS ON THE APPLICATION OF THE SOFTWARE FOR THE PRODUCTION AND STUDY OF CONTINUANTS. IT WILL INCLUDE ACTUAL TRIALS AT THE SPEECH, HEARING AND NEUROSENSORY CENTER OF CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN SAN DIEGO TO DETERMINE THERAPIST AND PATIENT ACCEPTANCE OF THE SYSTEM IN AN ITERATIVE PROCESS OF USER-MODIFIED DESIGN.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. sandra e. hutchins
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
6194572526
Small Business Information at Submission:

Emerson & Stern Associates
10150 Sorrento Valley Rd Suite 210 San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No