Voice Analysis for Telediagnosis of Parkinson Disease Using Artificial Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines

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

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

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2015.06.04

Received: 22 Jun. 2014 / Revised: 2 Nov. 2014 / Accepted: 14 Jan. 2015 / Published: 8 May 2015

Index Terms

Parkinson Disease, Voice Analysis, Feature Selection, Feature Classifier


Parkinson is a neurological disease and occurs due to lack of dopamine neurons. These dopamine neurons manage all body movements. Parkinson patients have difficulty in doing all daily routine activities, and also have disturbed vocal fold movements. Using voice analysis disease can be diagnosed remotely at an early stage with more reliability and in an economic way. In this paper, we have used 23 features dataset, all the features are analyzed and 15 features are selected from the total dataset. As in Parkinson tremor is present in the voice box muscles, so the variation in the period and amplitude of consecutive vocal cycles is present. The feature dataset selected consist of jitter, shimmer, harmonic to noise ratio, DFA, spread1 and PPE. Various classifiers are used and their comparison is done to find out which classifier is perfect in this environment. It is concluded that support vector classifiers as the best one with an accuracy of 96%. In the neural network classifiers with different transfer functions, there is tradeoff among the performance parameters.

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Saloni, R. K. Sharma, Anil K. Gupta, "Voice Analysis for Telediagnosis of Parkinson Disease Using Artificial Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.7, no.6, pp.41-47, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2015.06.04


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