An ultrasonic method for monitoring tongue shape and the position of a fixed point on the tongue surface

Tokihiko Kaburaqi, Masaaki Honda

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An ultrasonic method is presented that combines B-mode ultrasonic imaging with pulsed-transmission ultrasound to image the lateral contour of the tongue and to detect the position of an ultrasonic sensor placed on the tongue surface in the same plane. Measurement accuracy was investigated with respect to the distance between the ultrasonic transducer and the sensor, and with respect to the tilt and lateral displacement of the sensor. An experiment measured movements of the tongue during continuous speech.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2268-2270
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Apr


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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