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Two-step detection of water sound events for the diagnostic and monitoring of dementia

Guyot, Patrice and Pinquier, Julien and Valero Gonzalez, Xavier and Alias, Francesc Two-step detection of water sound events for the diagnostic and monitoring of dementia. (2013) In: IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo - ICME, 15 July 2013 - 19 July 2013 (San Jose, United States).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICME.2013.6607558


A significant aging of world population is foreseen for the next decades. Thus, developing technologies to empower the independency and assist the elderly are becoming of great interest. In this framework, the IMMED project investigates tele-monitoring technologies to support doctors in the diagnostic and follow-up of dementia illnesses such as Alzheimer. Specifically, water sounds are very useful to track and identify abnormal behaviors form everyday activities (e.g. hygiene, household, cooking, etc.). In this work, we propose a double-stage system to detect this type of sound events. In the first stage, the audio stream is segmented with a simple but effective algorithm based on the Spectral Cover feature. The second stage improves the system precision by classifing the segmented streams into water/non-water sound events using Gammatone Cepstral Coefficients and Support Vector Machines. Experimental results reveal the potential of the combined system, yielding a F-measure higher than 80%.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to IEEE editor. The definitive version is available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6607558
HAL Id:hal-01148156
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universitat Ramon Llull - URL (SPAIN)
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