A novel Skype interface using SynFace for virtual speech reading support
2011 (English)In: Proceedings from Fonetik 2011, June 8 - June 10, 2011: Speech, Music and Hearing, Quarterly Progress and Status Report, TMH-OPSR, Volume 51, 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011, 33-36 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
We describe in this paper a support client interface to the IP telephony application Skype. The system uses a variant of SynFace, a real-time speech reading support system using facial animation. The new interface is designed for the use by elderly persons, and tailored for use in systems supporting touch screens. The SynFace real-time facial animation system has previously shown ability to enhance speech comprehension for the hearing impaired persons. In this study weemploy at-home ﬁeld studies on ﬁve subjects in the EU project MonAMI. We presentinsights from interviews with the test subjects on the advantages of the system, and onthe limitations of such a technology of real-time speech reading to reach the homesof elderly and the hard of hearing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, Sweden, 2011. 33-36 p.
Trita-TMH, ISSN 1104-5787 ; 2011:1
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52211DiVA: diva2:465507
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