ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Physical models of the human vocal tract with gel-type material

Takayuki Arai

Beginning in 2001, we have been developing models of the vocal tract to promote a more intuitive understanding of the theories for speech science for technical and non-technical students. In this paper, we compared and contrasted four newer models of the talking heads: our original model with a gel-type tongue, a similar model including teeth and palate, a third model with teeth and palate having a default low tongue height, and a fourth ultra-malleable model made completely of gel material. Results are discussed regarding their strengths and weaknesses for educational purposes and articulatory training in speech pathology and language learning.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-657

Cite as: Arai, T. (2008) Physical models of the human vocal tract with gel-type material. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2651-2654, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-657

@inproceedings{arai08_interspeech,
  author={Takayuki Arai},
  title={{Physical models of the human vocal tract with gel-type material}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={2651--2654},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-657}
}