Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 9th EAI International Conference, MobiHealth 2020, Virtual Event, November 19, 2020, Proceedings

Research Article

Experiences in Designing a Mobile Speech-Based Assessment Tool for Neurological Diseases

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-70569-5_1,
        author={Louis Daudet and Christian Poellabauer and Sandra Schneider},
        title={Experiences in Designing a Mobile Speech-Based Assessment Tool for Neurological Diseases},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 9th EAI International Conference, MobiHealth 2020, Virtual Event, November 19, 2020, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2021},
        month={7},
        keywords={Speech analysis Portable diagnostics Proof of concept Experience report Mobile health},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-70569-5_1}
    }
    
  • Louis Daudet
    Christian Poellabauer
    Sandra Schneider
    Year: 2021
    Experiences in Designing a Mobile Speech-Based Assessment Tool for Neurological Diseases
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-70569-5_1
Louis Daudet1, Christian Poellabauer1, Sandra Schneider2
  • 1: University of Notre Dame
  • 2: Saint Mary’s College

Abstract

Mobile devices contain an increasing number of sensors, many of which can be used for disease diagnosis and monitoring. Thus along with the ease of access and use of mobile devices there is a trend towards developing neurological tests onto mobile devices. Speech-based approaches have shown particular promise in detection of neurological conditions. However, designing such tools carries a number of challenges, such as how to manage noise, delivering the instructions for the speech based tasks, handling user error, and how to adapt the design to be accessible to specific populations with Parkinson’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This report discusses our experiences in the design of a mobile-based application that assesses and monitors disease progression using speech changes as a biomarker.