Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bert Arnrich

Voice Analysis for Healthcare

The Voice Analysis for Healthcare research group, part of the Digital Health - Connected Healthcare chair, pioneers cutting-edge voice analysis techniques that are applied to healthcare topics. Our focus lies in the development and application of advanced methods, leveraging machine learning algorithms and voice data, to enhance healthcare applications. Utilizing tools such as voice recordings and smartphones, our research delves into the quantification of neurological disorders, covering a spectrum from psychiatric disorders like depression and schizophrenia to neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. As a collaborative and knowledge-sharing hub, we welcome students and researchers eager to contribute to and learn from our diverse projects in the realm of voice analysis for healthcare.


Monica Gonzalez Machorro

Phone: +49-(0)331 5509-4826

Room: G-2.1.13

Email: monica.gonzalez(at)guest.hpi.de

Pascal Hecker

Phone: +49-(0)331 5509-4976

Room: G-2.1.11

Email: pascal.hecker(at)guest.hpi.de



  • Food Choices after Cognitive Load: An Affective Computing Approach. Kappattanavar, Arpita Mallikarjuna; Hecker, Pascal; Moontaha, Sidratul; Steckhan, Nico; Arnrich, Bert in Sensors (2023). 23(14)
  • Towards Supporting an Early Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis using Vocal Features. Gonzalez-Machorro, Monica; Hecker, Pascal; Reichel, Uwe D.; Hammer, Helly N.; Hoepner, Robert; Pedrotti, Lisa; Zmutt, Alisha; Sagha, Hesam; van Beek, Johan; Eyben, Florian; Schuller, Dagmar M.; Schuller, Björn W.; Arnrich, Bert (2023). 1518–1522.
  • Wearable EEG-Based Cognitive Load Classification by Personalized and Generalized Model Using Brain Asymmetry. Moontaha, Sidratul; Kappattanavar, Arpita Mallikarjuna; Hecker, Pascal; Arnrich, Bert (2023).


  • Quantifying Cognitive Load from Voice using Transformer-Based Models and a Cross-Dataset Evaluation. Hecker, Pascal; Kappattanavar, Arpita M.; Schmitt, Maximilian; Moontaha, Sidratul; Wagner, Johannes; Eyben, Florian; Schuller, Björn W.; Arnrich, Bert (2022). 337–344.
  • Voice Analysis for Neurol... - Download
    Voice Analysis for Neurological Disorder Recognition - A Systematic Review and Perspective on Emerging Trends. Hecker, Pascal; Steckhan, Nico; Eyben, Florian; Schuller, Björn W.; Arnrich, Bert in Frontiers in Digital Health (2022). 4


  • Speaking Corona? Human an... - Download
    Speaking Corona? Human and Machine Recognition of COVID-19 from Voice. Hecker, Pascal; Pokorny, Florian B.; Bartl-Pokorny, Katrin D.; Reichel, Uwe; Ren, Zhao; Hantke, Simone; Eyben, Florian; Schuller, Dagmar M.; Arnrich, Bert; Schuller, Björn W. (2021). 1029–1033.


  • Prototypical System to De... - Download
    Prototypical System to Detect Anxiety Manifestations by Acoustic Patterns in Patients with Dementia. Hernandez, Netzahualcoyotl; Garcia-Constantino, Matias; Beltran, Jessica; Hecker, Pascal; Favela, Jesus; Cleland, Ian; Lopez, Hussein; Arnrich, Bert; McChesney, Ian in EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology (2020). 5(19)