Programme Stockholm workshop on respiratory measurements (551 Kb)

Several speech and phonetics labs around the world are currently creating facilities for doing respiratory measurements in relation to speech and conversation. This workshop aims at getting (at least) some of us interested in such respiratory measurements started.

To help us with this, we have invited Professor Johan Sundberg from the Sound and Music Computing group at Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, who (among many other things) has been using these kinds of techniques to investigate the human voice as a musical instrument for many years.

The core of the workshop will consist of setting up a respiratory measurement experiment under the guidance of Johan Sundberg. This hands-on session will include topics such as possibilities and limitations, calibration techniques (e.g. moving air from belly to chest), useful equipment, tricks of the trade, sanity checks, et cetera.

We also hope to get the opportunity to compare different sensors for respiratory measurements. The Phonetics lab at Stockholm University has Respiratory Inductance Plethysmography sensors, and Bielefeld University has Piezo respiratory effort sensors. These different sensors supposedly have different properties, and may be suitable for different kinds of investigations.

The Phonetics lab at Stockholm University will also present the custom processors that we have constructed for use with our inductance belts. We also hope to exchange experiences from using systems for data acquisition (DAQ) in respiratory measurements, such as identification of inhales and exhales.

For the organizing commitee,
Mattias Heldner

Tentative programme Wednesday June 5, 2013

Room: Övningslaboratoriet, Phonetics lab, Stockholm University

10:00 – 10:15          Mattias Heldner
                                      Welcome and presentations

10:15 – 11:45            Johan Sundberg and Mattias Heldner
                                      Setting up a respiratory measurement experiment

11:45 – 13:30           Lunch someplace nice

13:30 – 14:30          Marcin Wlodarczak, Mattias Heldner, Peter Branderud
                                      Sensors and processors

14:30 – 15:00         Coffee break

15:00 – 17:00         Discussion

17:00 – ?                   Winestorming