• OperaVOX Seminar: Measuring Voice Quality with Emerging Mobile Technology

    Posted on November 14, 2014 by in News



    A new workshop: learn how to measure voice quality quickly and easily with a specially designed mobile app.

    OperaVOX is the first app of its kind to quickly and easily track and measure voice changes and voice quality on a mobile device. Due to its ease and portability, it can be used in a number of environments, and by clinicians, patients, singers, and singing teachers alike.

    A study validating the app has recently been published by Professor Martin Birchall’s group at UCL (link to study in Clinical Otolaryngolgoy) and it is in regular use at the Royal National throat Nose and Ear Hospital.

    The aim of the seminar is to increase understanding of how voice quality can be measured objectively using acoustic parameters on mobile devices and how this can be useful for anyone working within the voice profession.

    The seminar is being held at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and would be of particular interest to Speech and Language Therapists, Laryngologists, Singers, Voice Coaches and Singing teachers, and students of these disciplines.

    To book, please visit the Eventbrite page: https://operavoxseminar2014.eventbrite.co.uk


    Provisional Programme

    9.00-9.30: Registration9.30-9.45 Welcome by the OperaVOX Team (Owain Hughes, CEO OperaVOX and Anna Snowman, Brand Ambassador OperaVOX)

    9.45-10.00 User Experiences: OperaVOX for surgery

    10.00-10.30 What is OperaVOX and how was it developed? (Dr Owain Hughes)

    10.30-11.00 Fundamentals of Acoustic Voice Analysis (Dr Anil Alexander, CTO OperaVOX)

    11.00-11.30 Coffee

    11.30-12.30 : Hands-on practical workshop with OperaVOX enabled devices (Session 1)

    12.30 -13.30 Lunch

    13.30 – 14.00 Further voice analysis/evidence for OperaVOX validation

    DrAnil Alexander and Dr Owain Hughes

    14.00 -14.30 User Experiences: OperaVOX in the Speech and Language Therapy clinic, Brian Kennedy (Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital)

    14.30 -15.00 Further telehealth developments with OperaVOX (Dr Ladan Ravary, Oxford University)

    15.30-16.00 AM: Audience Q&A and hands-on practical workshop with OperaVOX enabled devices (Session 2)

    16.00 : 16.15 Closing address (Dr Owain Hughes & Anna Snowman)


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