Towards Restoration of Articulatory Movements: Functional Electrical Stimulation of Orofacial Muscles
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Abstract:
Millions of individuals suffer from impairments that significantly disrupt or completely eliminate their ability to speak. An ideal intervention would restore one's natural ability to physically produce speech. Recent progress has been made in decoding speech-related brain activity to generate synthesized speech. Our vision is to extend these recent advances toward the goal of restoring physical speech production using decoded speech-related brain activity to modulate the electrical stimulation of the orofacial musculature involved in speech. In this pilot study we take a step toward this vision by investigating the feasibility of stimulating orofacial muscles during vocalization in order to alter acoustic production. The results of our study provide necessary foundation for eventual orofacial stimulation controlled directly from decoded speech-related brain activity.
Reference:
Towards Restoration of Articulatory Movements: Functional Electrical Stimulation of Orofacial Muscles (Tanja Schultz, Miguel Angrick, Lorenz Diener, Dennis Küster, Moritz Meier, Dean Krusienski, Christian Herff, Jonathan Brumberg), In 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), volume , 2019.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{schultz_embc_2019,
author = {Schultz, Tanja and Angrick, Miguel and Diener, Lorenz and Küster, Dennis and Meier, Moritz and Krusienski, Dean and Herff, Christian and Brumberg, Jonathan},
booktitle={2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)},
title={Towards Restoration of Articulatory Movements: Functional Electrical Stimulation of Orofacial Muscles},
year={2019},
volume={},
number={},
pages={3111-3114},
keywords={brain;muscle;neuromuscular stimulation;speech coding;speech synthesis;decoding speech-related brain activity;physical speech production;decoded speech-related brain activity;eventual orofacial stimulation;functional electrical stimulation;synthesized speech generation;physical speech restoration;electrical stimulation;orofacial muscles stimulation;acoustic production;articulatory movement restoration;Muscles;Production;Electromyography;Spectrogram;Correlation;Electrodes;Brain},
doi={10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857670},
ISSN={1557-170X},
month={July},
abstract={Millions of individuals suffer from impairments that significantly disrupt or completely eliminate their ability to speak. An ideal intervention would restore one's natural ability to physically produce speech. Recent progress has been made in decoding speech-related brain activity to generate synthesized speech. Our vision is to extend these recent advances toward the goal of restoring physical speech production using decoded speech-related brain activity to modulate the electrical stimulation of the orofacial musculature involved in speech. In this pilot study we take a step toward this vision by investigating the feasibility of stimulating orofacial muscles during vocalization in order to alter acoustic production. The results of our study provide necessary foundation for eventual orofacial stimulation controlled directly from decoded speech-related brain activity.},
url={https://www.csl.uni-bremen.de/cms/images/documents/publications/schultz_fes_embc2019.pdf},
}