Study Information

Our research proposes a new technique for people affected by dysarthria- type of speech impairment- to interact with virtual home assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa. The proposed technique overcomes dysarthric users’ communication difficulties and enables them to use a theses device with non-verbal sound cues. We would like to answer how using nonverbal voice cues will improve the interaction with the virtual home assistants.


To be able to build our system, we would like to collect recordings from people with dysarthria.

Currently we are seeking participants with the following criteria:

  • Aged 18+ and diagnosed with dysarthria.
  • Do not have any other medical condition that affects language production (e.g aphasia).
  • Have the capacity to give consent.
  • Have an internet connection, headphones, computer, or any alternative to be able to record.

The recording will involve 8 different sounds and 3 words. The approximate time for finishing the recording is 30 minutes. 

You can find more information about this study by reading the participant information sheet here.

If you are interested, please email me at