Title: Stress effects on fundamental frequency of human voice: a review

Authors: Rakesh Kumar Garg, R.K. Sharma

Addresses: Shri Krishan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136118, India. ' National Institute of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, Deemed University, Kurukshetra 136118, India

Abstract: The work describes the effect of stress on voice parameters. The human voice is a difficult signal to analyse because it changes much over time and is complex in nature. The fundamental frequency is an important parameter of voice and is considered to be one of the most important features to characterise speech and speaker-specific patterns. Stress analysis and voice disease diagnostics essentially require the measurement and analysis of the fundamental frequency of human voice and after that we can take necessary steps for healthcare management.

Keywords: human voice; stress analysis; fundamental frequency; vocal profile; healthcare management; speech; speaker-specific patterns; voice disease diagnostics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2011.042370

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2011 Vol.12 No.5/6, pp.390 - 404

Published online: 28 Mar 2015 *

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