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Training Network on Automatic Processing of PAthological Speech

Objective

There are an increasing number of people across Europe with debilitating speech pathologies (e.g., due to stroke, Parkinson's, etc). These groups face communication problems that can lead to social exclusion. They are now being further marginalised by a new wave of speech technology that is increasingly woven into everyday life but which is not robust to atypical speech. TAPAS is proposing a programme of pathological speech research, that aims to transform the well-being of these people.
The TAPAS work programme targets three key research problems:
(a) Detection: We will develop speech processing techniques for early detection of conditions that impact on speech production. The outcomes will be cheap and non-invasive diagnostic tools that provide early warning of the onset of progressive conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
(b) Therapy: We will use newly-emerging speech processing techniques to produce automated speech therapy tools. These tools will make therapy more accessible and more individually targeted. Better therapy can increase the chances of recovering intelligible speech after traumatic events such a stroke or oral surgery.
(c) Assisted Living: We will re-design current speech technology so that it works well for people with speech impairments and also helps in making informed clinical choices. People with speech impairments often have other co-occurring conditions making them reliant on carers. Speech-driven tools for assisted-living are a way to allow such people to live more independently.
TAPAS adopts an inter-disciplinary and multi-sectorial approach. The consortium includes clinical practitioners, academic researchers and industrial partners, with expertise spanning speech engineering, linguistics and clinical science. All members have expertise in some element of pathological speech. This rich network will train a new generation of 15 researchers, equipping them with the skills and resources necessary for lasting success.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/stroke
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/parkinson
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP
Address
Rue Marconi 19
1920 Martigny
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52

Participants (11)

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAIR ZIEKENHUIS ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Wilrijkstraat 10
2650 Edegem
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS KANKER INSTITUUT-ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK ZIEKENHUIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (9)

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Guildford Business Park
GU2 8XH Guildford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WOLFF VON GUDENBERG THOMAS
Germany
Address
Schaferbreite 9
34308 Calden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L ASSISTENZA AGLI SPASTICI PROVINCIA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Pace 4A
40134 Bologna
Activity type
Other
AUDEERING GMBH
Germany
Address
Landsberger Strasse 46 D
82205 Gilching
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EML EUROPEAN MEDIA LABORATORY GMBH
Germany
Address
Berliner Strasse 45
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE TOULOUSE
France
Address
Rue Viguerie 2 Hotel Dieu Saint Jacques
31052 Toulouse Cedex 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Therapy Box Limited
United Kingdom
Address
505 Pinner Road
Harrow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Oxford Wave Research Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Wolsey Road 27
OX27TA Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)