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Audio Classification Techniques in Home Environments for Elderly/Dependant People

  • Héctor Lozano
  • Inmaculada Hernáez
  • Artzai Picón
  • Javier Camarena
  • Eva Navas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)

Abstract

The study of techniques and algorithms for “non-speech” sounds analysis and processing can be foreseen as a technological progress bringing important benefits to disadvantaged groups. This article focuses on finding solutions which allow the detection and classification of household sounds with two clearly defined objectives: 1) Helping people with hearing impairment to overcome daily situations which they have to deal with, such as warnings/alarms, door bells or telephones ringing, alarm clocks, etc. 2) To collect information from the environment which may be used to track the behavior pattern of an individual.

Keywords

Sound Classification Signal Processing Assistive Technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Héctor Lozano
    • 1
  • Inmaculada Hernáez
    • 2
  • Artzai Picón
    • 1
  • Javier Camarena
    • 1
  • Eva Navas
    • 2
  1. 1.Parque TecnológicoRobotiker-Tecnalia, Health and Quality of Life UnitZamudio (Bizkaia)Spain
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbao (Bizkaia)Spain

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