An Instrument for the Non-Invasive Assessment of Lip Function during Speech

Dawes, Kevin S. and Kelly, Stephen W. (2005) An Instrument for the Non-Invasive Assessment of Lip Function during Speech. Medical Engineering & Physics, 2 . pp. 523-535. ISSN 1350-4533 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2004.11.007

Abstract

This paper describes the development of an instrument using infrared light as a non-invasive means of detecting lip opening, the extent of the opening and also the forward protrusion and backward movement of the lips during speech. The design criteria were to build a simple stand alone means of assessing lip function, which could also link to the group's commercially available Super Nasal-Oral Ratiometry System (SNORS+). SNORS+ allows objective assessment of the function and co-ordination of key articulators, with lip function previously monitored using a video camera. Synchronised tests were carried out using the new Lip Function Monitor and the video camera simultaneously, in order to verify that the signals produced related directly to the activity of the mouth. A small trial was then conducted to show that the system provides reproducible results throughout a range of 'normal' subjects. These subjects were of different gender and race to create a sample group within which there was a variety of lip sizes and face shapes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 22:16
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 08:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8775 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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