Vibrational devices as sound sensors

Nirupam Roy (Inventor), Romit Roy Choudhury (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A device includes a coil and magnetic mass movable next to the coil in response to vibrations to generate a back electromotive force signal. An amplifier generates, from the back EMF signal, a vibration signal. A processing device converts the vibration signal to time-frequency domain signal as two-dimensional matrix of frequencies mapped against time slots. Pre-process voiced data of the time-frequency domain signal to generate a reduced-noise signal. Average signal values within a frequency window, and that exist at a first time slot, of the reduced-noise signal to generate a complex frequency coefficient. Shift the frequency window across the frequencies to generate multiple complex frequency coefficients that identify speech energy concentration. Replicate signal values at a fundamental frequency within the voiced data to multiple harmonic frequencies to generate an expanded voice source signal. Combine the speech energy concentration with the expanded voice source signal to recreate original speech.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number10628484
StatePublished - Apr 21 2020

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