Carstens visits UF

Carstens Medizinelektronik GmbH, which has been building electromagnetic articulography (EMA) systems for over 30 years in support of speech production research, recently visited the UF Speech Communication Lab to install a new sensor bank.  This will boost the recording capacity of UF’s AG501 EMA system from eight to sixteen channels.  This represents a game changer in our ability to track the highly coordinated and inter-related movements of orofacial and articulatory structures during speech production. Planned experiments include characterizing how long-term degraded auditory input, as in the case of children with congenital hearing loss, impacts the development and maintenance of speech motor control.