Voice for Health: The Use of Vocal Biomarkers from Research to Clinical Practice

Guy Fagherazzi*, Aurélie Fischer, Muhannad Ismael, Vladimir Despotovic

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Diseases can affect organs such as the heart, lungs, brain, muscles, or vocal folds, which can then alter an individual's voice. Therefore, voice analysis using artificial intelligence opens new opportunities for healthcare. From using vocal biomarkers for diagnosis, risk prediction, and remote monitoring of various clinical outcomes and symptoms, we offer in this review an overview of the various applications of voice for health-related purposes. We discuss the potential of this rapidly evolving environment from a research, patient, and clinical perspective. We also discuss the key challenges to overcome in the near future for a substantial and efficient use of voice in healthcare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-88
Number of pages11
JournalDigital Biomarkers
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Artificial intelligence
  • COVID-19
  • Signal decomposition
  • Smart home
  • Vocal biomarker
  • Voice

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