Detection of Coughing and Respiratory Sensing in Conversational Speech

Venkata Nallanthighal, Venkata Nallanthighal, Aki Harm, Ronald Rietman, Helmer Strik

2022

Abstract

Coughing and shortness of breath are typical symptoms in people suffering from COPD, asthma, and COVID-19 conditions. Separate studies have shown that coughing and respiratory health parameters, respectively, can be sensed from a conversational speech recording using deep learning techniques. This paper looks into joint sensing of coughing events and the breathing pattern during natural speech. We introduce an algorithm and demonstrate its performance in realistic recordings. We observed sensitivity of 92.4% and 91.6% for cough detection and breath event detection, respectively. Clinical Relevance: Joint sensing of coughing events and respiratory parameters gives a more holistic picture of the respiratory health of a patient which can be very useful for future telehealth services.

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in Harvard Style

Nallanthighal V., Harm A., Rietman R. and Strik H. (2022). Detection of Coughing and Respiratory Sensing in Conversational Speech. In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-552-4, pages 289-295. DOI: 10.5220/0010709700003123


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf22,
author={Venkata Nallanthighal and Aki Harm and Ronald Rietman and Helmer Strik},
title={Detection of Coughing and Respiratory Sensing in Conversational Speech},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,},
year={2022},
pages={289-295},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010709700003123},
isbn={978-989-758-552-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,
TI - Detection of Coughing and Respiratory Sensing in Conversational Speech
SN - 978-989-758-552-4
AU - Nallanthighal V.
AU - Harm A.
AU - Rietman R.
AU - Strik H.
PY - 2022
SP - 289
EP - 295
DO - 10.5220/0010709700003123