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23 December 2010

Measuring fatigue through the voice

Researchers have found a novel method to acoustically analyse the effects of fatigue on the central nervous system as revealed through speech.

What can scientists learn from watching a group of people sitting around, chatting, playing movies, reading, and happily making new friends? Quite a lot, says University of Melbourne, Australia acoustician Adam Vogel, who carefully observed this sort of group in a fatigue management study he and his colleagues describe this month in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

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