Using Ultrasound Imaging to Create Augmented Visual Biofeedback for Articulatory Practice

Colin T. Annand, Maurice Lamb, Sarah Dugan, Sarah R. Li, Hannah M. Woeste, T. Douglas Mast, Michael A. Riley, Jack A. Masterson, Neeraja Mahalingam, Kathryn J. Eary, Caroline Spencer, Suzanne Boyce, Stephanie Jackson, Anoosha Baxi, ReneƩ Seward


Ultrasound images of the tongue surface can be used to provide real-time visual feedback for clinical practitioners and speakers adjusting pronunciation patterns. However, rapid and complex movements of the tongue can be difficult to interpret and directly relate to desired changes. We are developing a method for simplified visual feedback controlled by efficient, real-time tracking of tongue contours in ultrasound images. Our feedback and control paradigm are briefly discussed, and video of a potential game-like biofeedback stimulus is demonstrated.


Cite as: Annand, C.T., Lamb, M., Dugan, S., Li, S.R., Woeste, H.M., Mast, T.D., Riley, M.A., Masterson, J.A., Mahalingam, N., Eary, K.J., Spencer, C., Boyce, S., Jackson, S., Baxi, A., Seward, R. (2019) Using Ultrasound Imaging to Create Augmented Visual Biofeedback for Articulatory Practice. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 974-975.


@inproceedings{Annand2019,
  author={Colin T. Annand and Maurice Lamb and Sarah Dugan and Sarah R. Li and Hannah M. Woeste and T. Douglas Mast and Michael A. Riley and Jack A. Masterson and Neeraja Mahalingam and Kathryn J. Eary and Caroline Spencer and Suzanne Boyce and Stephanie Jackson and Anoosha Baxi and ReneƩ Seward},
  title={{Using Ultrasound Imaging to Create Augmented Visual Biofeedback for Articulatory Practice}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},
  pages={974--975}
}