Accession Number : ADA309684

Title :   Detection of Stress by Voice: Analysis of the Glottal Pulse.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Waters, Jeff ; Nunn, Steve ; Gillcrist, Brenda ; VonColln, Eric

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Report Date : AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : An Independent Exploratory Development (IED) study was performed to determine whether or not significant measures are present in the human voice for detecting the emotional reaction, 'stress.' A technique was implemented for automatically measuring parameters of the glottal pulse, to see which might be indicators of stress. The results of this IED study confirmed that several of the measures are significant indicators of stress; for example, the glottal pulse generally narrows or shifts in mass under stress. And although pitch and beta-function parameters were significant across speakers, the measures were largely speaker dependent.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *SPEECH RECOGNITION, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, NEURAL NETS, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, PATTERN RECOGNITION, SPEECH ANALYSIS, SPEECH TRANSMISSION, ACOUSTIC FILTERS, ACOUSTIC DATA, SOUND PITCH, ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), EMOTIONS.

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE