Venkatesh R. Chari

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Articial larynxes enable adequate communication for people who are unable to use their larynxes. However, the resulting speech has an unnatural quality and is signicantly less intelligible than normal speech. One of the major problems with the widely-used Transcutaneous Articial Larynx (TAL) is the presence of a steady background noise due to the leakage of(More)
To test the hypothesis that the lower limbs contribute to sitting balance when a person reaches forward, we measured the limits of forward reach in 20 healthy volunteers. While sitting on the buttocks alone (ischial support) or with the thighs also supported and with both feet on, one foot off, or both feet off the floor (in a balanced order), each subject(More)
Artificial larynges provide a means of verbal communication for people who have either lost or are otherwise unable to use their larynges. Although they enable adequate communication, the resulting speech has an unnatural quality and is significantly less intelligible than normal speech. One of the major problems with the widely used Transcutaneous(More)
An adaptive enhancement procedure is presented which emphasizes continuant spectral features such as formant frequencies, by imposing frequency and amplitude continuity constraints on a short-time Fourier representation of the speech signal. At each point in the time-frequency field, the direction of maximum energy correlation is determined by the angle of(More)
The present study deals with 30 patients with cirrhosis of the liver and 12 patients with infective hepatitis who were studied clinically, neurophysiologically and histopathologically for the presence of neuropathy. Simultaneously, 13 healthy individuals were evaluated as controls. Clinical evidence of neuropathy was found in 63.3% of the patients with(More)
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