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Grandchildren and grandparents are often separated by distance. The decline of the extended family, the pursuit of careers, global migration, divorce and family disputes can contribute to grandchildren growing up without much contact with their grandparents. Technological advances can provide new and creative ways to bring separated grandparent and(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are important causes of non-ischaemic heart failure (HF). Understanding the pathophysiology of early HF may guide screening. We hypothesised that the underlying physiology differed according to aetiology. METHODS In this cross-sectional study of 521 asymptomatic community-based subjects ≥65 years(More)
During voiced speech, the larynx provides quasi-periodic acoustic excitation of the vocal tract. In most electrolarynxes, mechanical vibrations are produced by a linear electromechanical actuator, the armature of which percusses against a metal or plastic plate at a frequency within the range of glottal excitation. In this paper, the intelligibility of(More)
This paper presents a detailed study of the vibrations on the surface of the neck during a vocalization of predefined fundamental frequency and intensity. This study was carried out as part of a wider investigation into the use of laryngeal vibrations as a channel of communication. Another potential application of this study is in identifying a suitable(More)
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