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Application of multimedia personal computer to supporting system for vocal diagnosis

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1 Author(s)
Kawamura, M. ; Dept. of Phys. & Med. Electron., Akita Univ., Japan

Due to the recent introduction and diffusion of multimedia in personal computers, the requirements to apply multimedia to medical techniques and rehabilitation are increasing. The author proposes a supporting system for treating patients with articulation disorders as a technique of vocal rehabilitation which was used with a multimedia personal computer. In this study, first, the author designed the multimedia personal computer which was composed of a multimedia upgrade kit, a multimedia pack with video capture and local area network (LAN) equipment. Next, the supporting system for treating the patients with articulation disorder was structured with the trial multimedia personal computer. Finally, the proof examination test was carried out using the proposed system, and it was confirmed that the function of multimotion which was equipped with the screen division and that the electric flash effect was an effective means as the function to support a language cure

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1996. Bridging Disciplines for Biomedicine. Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE  (Volume:4 )

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31 Oct-3 Nov 1996