Classification of High Blood Pressure Persons Vs Normal Blood Pressure Persons Using Voice Analysis

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Saloni 1,* R. K. Sharma 1 Anil K. Gupta 1

1. Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, Haryana, 136119, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 11 Jul. 2013 / Revised: 22 Aug. 2013 / Accepted: 27 Sep. 2013 / Published: 8 Nov. 2013

Index Terms

Voice analysis, blood pressure, acoustic parameters, Kmean algorithm


The human voice is remarkable, complex and delicate. All parts of the body play some role in voice production and may be responsible for voice dysfunction. The larynx contains muscles that are surrounded by blood vessels connected to circulatory system. The pressure of blood in these vessels should be related with dynamic variation of vocal cord parameters. These parameters are directly related with acoustic properties of speech. Acoustic voice analysis can be used to characterize the pathological voices.  This paper presents the classification of high blood pressure and normal with the aid of voice signal recorded from the patients. Various features have been extracted from the voice signal of healthy persons and persons suffering from high blood pressure. Simulation results show differences in the parameter values of healthy and pathological persons. Then an optimum feature vector is prepared and kmean classification algorithm was implemented for data classification. The 79% classification efficiency was obtained.

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Saloni, R. K. Sharma, Anil K. Gupta,"Classification of High Blood Pressure Persons Vs Normal Blood Pressure Persons Using Voice Analysis", IJIGSP, vol.6, no.1, pp.47-52, 2014. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2014.01.07


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