Speech Rehabilitation Platform for Parkinson's Disease

Shih-Tsang Tang, Chi-Fen Chang, Chun-Hwei Tai, Kang-Ping Lin, and Yueh-Fang Huang


Parkinson’s disease, speech rehabilitation, telehealthcare


Around 90% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience speech disorders. These can be improved effectively by speech rehabilitation, which can be divided into two parts: hospital treatment and home practice. Home practice is a key factor, but because the quality of home practice is difficult to determine, its treatment effect is poor in most PD patients. This study deployed a platform for assisting the home speech practice of PD patients aimed at ensuring the quality of home practice. The proposed model of home rehabilitation is also suitable for other types of rehabilitation, such as for patients with stroke, orthopedic diseases, or neuromuscular diseases.

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