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Training Network on Automatic Processing of PAthological Speech

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.

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)

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PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

UNIVERSITAIR ZIEKENHUIS ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 238 356,36

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS KANKER INSTITUUT-ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK ZIEKENHUIS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

Partners (9)

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PHILIPS ELECTRONICS UK LIMITED

WOLFF VON GUDENBERG THOMAS

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L ASSISTENZA AGLI SPASTICI PROVINCIA DI BOLOGNA

AUDEERING GMBH

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

EML EUROPEAN MEDIA LABORATORY GMBH

CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE TOULOUSE

Therapy Box Limited

Oxford Wave Research Ltd

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 766287

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 856 029,12

  • EU contribution

    € 3 856 029,12

Coordinated by:

FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP

Switzerland