Prospective validation of acoustic speech analysis in progressive multiple sclerosis

Research Opportunity
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Anneke van der Walt Personal web page
A/Prof Tomas Kalincik +61 3 90355334 Personal web page

Project Details

Speech production problems (dysarthria) in people with MS are common and can affect quality of life. New technologies allow for detailed acoustic analysis of speech patterns that are closely correlated with MS disease stage and MRI volumetric data. In addition, pilot data collected in our clinic demonstrates a close correlation between acoustic changes and upper limb dexterity in MS. This project will be a prospective clinical study implementing a novel, app-based, voice recording system in a cohort of patients with progressive (SPMS and PPMS). Clinical data will be recorded in the MSBase and volumetric MRI data will be prospectively collected.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

CORe Unit (Clinical Outcomes Research Unit)

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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