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James Gilbert

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Detection of nitrous oxide using infrared optical plasmonics coupled with carbon nanotubes (2020)
Journal Article
Allsop, T., Al Araimi, M., Neal, R., Wang, C., Culverhouse, P., Ania-Castañón, J. D., …Rozhin, A. (2020). Detection of nitrous oxide using infrared optical plasmonics coupled with carbon nanotubes. Nanoscale advances, 2(10), 4615-4626. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0na00525h

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2020. Interest in gas sensing using functionalised carbon nanotubes is a major area of research that utilises changes in their electrical properties induced by the reaction with a specific gas. This paper describes sp... Read More about Detection of nitrous oxide using infrared optical plasmonics coupled with carbon nanotubes.

Direct Speech Reconstruction from Articulatory Sensor Data by Machine Learning (2017)
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Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Gomez, A. M., Green, P. D., Gilbert, J. M., Ell, S. R., …Holdsworth, E. (2017). Direct Speech Reconstruction from Articulatory Sensor Data by Machine Learning. IEEE/ACM transactions on audio, speech, and language processing, 25(12), 2362-2374. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASLP.2017.2757263

© 2014 IEEE. This paper describes a technique that generates speech acoustics from articulator movements. Our motivation is to help people who can no longer speak following laryngectomy, a procedure that is carried out tens of thousands of times per... Read More about Direct Speech Reconstruction from Articulatory Sensor Data by Machine Learning.

Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion (2017)
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Guo, B., Patton, R., Jin, S., Gilbert, J., & Parsons, D. (2017). Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 9(1), 453-461. https://doi.org/10.1109/tste.2017.2741341

Although the heaving Point Absorber (PA) concept is well known in wave energy conversion research, few studies focus on appropriate modelling of non-linear fluid viscous and mechanical friction dynamics. Even though these concepts are known to have n... Read More about Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion.

Restoring speech following total removal of the larynx by a learned transformation from sensor data to acoustics (2017)
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Gilbert, J. M., Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Ell, S. R., Green, P., Moore, R. K., & Holdsworth, E. (2017). Restoring speech following total removal of the larynx by a learned transformation from sensor data to acoustics. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(3), EL307-EL313. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4978364

Total removal of the larynx may be required to treat laryngeal cancer: speech is lost. This article shows that it may be possible to restore speech by sensing movement of the remaining speech articulators and use machine learning algorithms to derive... Read More about Restoring speech following total removal of the larynx by a learned transformation from sensor data to acoustics.

Voice restoration after laryngectomy based on magnetic sensing of articulator movement and statistical articulation-to-speech conversion (2017)
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Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Gilbert, J. M., Bai, J., Ell, S. R., Green, P. D., & Moore, R. K. (2017). Voice restoration after laryngectomy based on magnetic sensing of articulator movement and statistical articulation-to-speech conversion. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 690, 295-316. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54717-6_17

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017. In this work, we present a silent speech system that is able to generate audible speech from captured movement of speech articulators. Our goal is to help laryngectomy patients, i.e. patients who have lost... Read More about Voice restoration after laryngectomy based on magnetic sensing of articulator movement and statistical articulation-to-speech conversion.

Towards an intraoral-based silent speech restoration system for post-laryngectomy voice replacement (2017)
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Cheah, L. A., Gilbert, J. M., Gonzalez, J. A., Bai, J., Ell, S. R., Green, P. D., & Moore, R. K. (2017). Towards an intraoral-based silent speech restoration system for post-laryngectomy voice replacement. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 690, 22-38. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54717-6_2

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017, Silent Speech Interfaces (SSIs) are alternative assistive speech technologies that are capable of restoring speech communication for those individuals who have lost their voice due to laryngectomy or disea... Read More about Towards an intraoral-based silent speech restoration system for post-laryngectomy voice replacement.

Restoring Speech Following Total Removal of the Larynx (2017)
Journal Article
Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Green, P. D., Gilbert, J. M., Ell, S. R., Moore, R. K., & Holdsworth, E. (2017). Restoring Speech Following Total Removal of the Larynx. Studies in health technology and informatics, 242, 314-321. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-314

© 2017 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved. By speech articulator movement and training a transformation to audio we can restore the power of speech to someone who has lost their larynx. We sense changes in magnetic field caused by movemen... Read More about Restoring Speech Following Total Removal of the Larynx.

Analytical and finite-element study of optimal strain distribution in various beam shapes for energy harvesting applications (2016)
Journal Article
Ooi, B. L., Gilbert, J. M., & Aziz, A. R. A. (2016). Analytical and finite-element study of optimal strain distribution in various beam shapes for energy harvesting applications. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 32(4), 670-683. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10409-016-0557-3

Due to the increasing demand for harvesting energy from environmental vibration, for use in self-powered electronic applications, cantilever-based vibration energy harvesting has attracted great interest from various parties and become one of the mos... Read More about Analytical and finite-element study of optimal strain distribution in various beam shapes for energy harvesting applications.

A silent speech system based on permanent magnet articulography and direct synthesis (2016)
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Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Gilbert, J. M., Bai, J., Ell, S. R., Green, P. D., & Moore, R. K. (2016). A silent speech system based on permanent magnet articulography and direct synthesis. Computer speech & language, 39, 67-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csl.2016.02.002

In this paper we present a silent speech interface (SSI) system aimed at restoring speech communication for individuals who have lost their voice due to laryngectomy or diseases affecting the vocal folds. In the proposed system, articulatory data cap... Read More about A silent speech system based on permanent magnet articulography and direct synthesis.

Modelling and optimisation of a bimorph piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy harvesting application (2016)
Journal Article
Thein, C. K., Ooi, B. L., Liu, J. S., & Gilbert, J. M. (2016). Modelling and optimisation of a bimorph piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy harvesting application. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 11(2), 212-227

Piezoelectric materials are excellent transducers in converting vibrational energy into electrical energy, and vibration-based piezoelectric generators are seen as an enabling technology for wireless sensor networks, especially in selfpowered devices... Read More about Modelling and optimisation of a bimorph piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy harvesting application.