Issue N# 5 - 2003
Vocalab: A new software for voice evaluation and therapy
Authors : A. Menin-Sicard, E. Sicard (Toulouse)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2003;124,5:311-314.
Article published in french
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When handling vocal pathologies, speech therapists need tools to visualise voice and speech, in order to correlate personal auditory analysis with accurate data[1-2]. Vocalab2 is a spectral analysis tool designed for speech therapists, developed in partnership with INSA Toulouse, France. Vocalab is a simple and user-friendly tool with important features to be used during evaluation and therapy. The software is based on a set of phoniatric data and sophisticated real-time signal analysis (Fourier transform, fundamental detection). One of the key tools of Vocalab2 is the real-time spectrum for visualising, differentiating and comparing every cord approximation and speech movement. Animations are proposed for illustrating most phonemes, and videos related to folding cords in the case of pathologic and normal sound production are also proposed. An extensive test has been conducted during 18 month, with important feedback that has considerably improved the tool. The satisfaction ratio is around 8/10.
Price : 8.50 €