Voice Coach for Reduced Stress (VOCE)

Type: National Project

Duration: from 2012 Mar 01 to 2015 Feb 28

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal

VOCE shall develop methods and algorithms that enable the online classification of stress from live speech with the goal of providing feedback cues to the speaker in real-time to improve his communication skills. The work will focus on detecting and classifying stress in speech by leveraging advanced signal processing and machine learning techniques, complemented with psychological analysis of different aspects of stress perception.


  • Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto (University) - Porto, Portugal
  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal

Principal Investigators