Monitoring Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation from Phonation Biomechanics

  • P. Gómez-VildaEmail author
  • P. Lirio
  • D. Palacios-Alonso
  • V. Rodellar-Biarge
  • N. Polo
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 15)


Neuromotor disease rehabilitation may benefit from certain phonation tasks as singing exercises. A protocol is being designed to combine certain rehabilitation tasks, consisting in respiratory and phonation, while carrying out simple singing drills. The objective evaluation of phonation before, during and after singing exercises is conducted from the estimation of biomechanical features of the glottal source. These features are compared using information theory and quadratic entropy principles. Results from Parkinson Disease patients under the rehabilitation programme are presented and discussed.


Biomechanical Feature Parkinson Disease Patient Vowel Onset Glottal Source Rehabilitation Task 
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The present work is funded by grants TEC2012-38630-C04-01 and TEC2012-38630-C04-04 from Plan Nacional de I+D+i, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Competitiveness of Spain.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Gómez-Vilda
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Lirio
    • 2
  • D. Palacios-Alonso
    • 1
  • V. Rodellar-Biarge
    • 1
  • N. Polo
    • 2
  1. 1.Neuromorphic Speech Processing LabCenter for Biomedical Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)MadridSpain

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