Speech Synthesis

Understanding speech – linguistics, physiology, and biomechanics have a crossroads in the complex subject of speech synthesis. Understanding the ‘how’ is where biomechanical simulation stands out. By using biomechanical modeling software, researchers can assess, model, and simulate the physiology of speech. This can lead to solutions in medical dentistry, physiological speech conditions, and new breakthroughs in computer generated speech.

Publications

2017

Eskes, M; Balm, A J M; Alphen, Van M J A; Smeele, L E; Stavness, I; Heijden, Van Der F

SEMG-assisted inverse modelling of 3D lip movement: A feasibility study towards person-specific modelling Journal Article

Scientific Reports, 7 (1), 2017.

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Fels, S; Stavness, I

Special issue on biomechanical and parametric modelling of human anatomy (PMHA-2014) Journal Article

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, 5 (6), pp. 377-378, 2017.

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Harandi, N M; Stavness, I; Woo, J; Stone, M; Abugharbieh, R; Fels, S

Subject-specific biomechanical modelling of the oropharynx: towards speech production Journal Article

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, 5 (6), pp. 416-426, 2017.

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Natarajan, R; Stavness, I; W., Jr. Pearson

Semi-automatic tracking of hyolaryngeal coordinates in videofluoroscopic swallowing studies Journal Article

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, 5 (6), pp. 379-389, 2017.

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Eskes, M; Balm, A J M; Alphen, Van M J A; Smeele, L E; Stavness, I; van Heijden, Der F

Simulation of facial expressions using person-specific sEMG signals controlling a biomechanical face model Journal Article

International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, pp. 1-13, 2017.

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Gick, B; Allen, B; Roewer-Després, F; Stavness, I

Speaking tongues are actively braced Journal Article

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60 (3), pp. 494-506, 2017.

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Anderson, P; Fels, S; Harandi, N M; Ho, A; Moisik, S; Sánchez, C A; Stavness, I; Tang, K

FRANK: A Hybrid 3D Biomechanical Model of the Head and Neck Book

2017.

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Mayer, Connor; Roewer-Despres, Francois; Stavness, Ian; Gick, Bryan

Do innate stereotypies serve as a basis for swallowing and learned speech movements? Journal Article

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40 , 2017.

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2016

Anderson, P; Fels, S; Stavness, I; Gick, B

Intrinsic and extrinsic portions of soft palate muscles in velopharyngeal and oropharyngeal constriction: A 3D modeling study Journal Article

Canadian Acoustics - Acoustique Canadienne, 44 (4), pp. 18-19, 2016.

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Mayer, C; Roewer-Despres, F; Stavness, I; Gick, B

Does swallowing bootstrap speech learning? Journal Article

Canadian Acoustics - Acoustique Canadienne, 44 (3), pp. 194-195, 2016.

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Stavness, I K; Hannam, A G; Tobias, D L; Zhang, X

Simulation of dental collisions and occlusal dynamics in the virtual environment Journal Article

Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 43 (4), pp. 269-278, 2016.

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Dabbaghchian, S; Arnela, M; Engwall, O; Guasch, O; Stavness, I; Badin, P

Using a biomechanical model and articulatory data for the numerical production of vowels Conference

08-12-September-2016 , 2016.

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2015

Flynn, C; Stavness, I; Lloyd, J; Fels, S

A finite element model of the face including an orthotropic skin model under in vivo tension Journal Article

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 18 (6), pp. 571-582, 2015.

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Derrick, D; Stavness, I; Gick, B

Three speech sounds, one motor action: Evidence for speech-motor disparity from English flap production Journal Article

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137 (3), pp. 1493-1502, 2015.

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Anderson, P; Harandi, N M; Moisik, S; Stavness, I; Fels, S

A comprehensive 3D biomechanically-driven vocal tract model including inverse dynamics for speech research Conference

2015-January , 2015.

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2014

Fels, S; Stavness, I

Special Issue: Biomechanical and Parametric Modeling of Human Anatomy Journal Article

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, 2 (4), pp. 187-188, 2014.

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Gick, B; Anderson, P; Chen, H; Chiu, C; Kwon, H B; Stavness, I; Tsou, L; Fels, S

Speech function of the oropharyngeal isthmus: a modelling study Journal Article

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, 2 (4), pp. 217-222, 2014.

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Stavness, I; Nazari, M A; Flynn, C; Perrier, P; Payan, Y; Lloyd, J E; Fels, S

Coupled biomechanical modeling of the face, jaw, skull, tongue, and hyoid bone Book

2014.

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Stavness, I; Sánchez, C A; Lloyd, J; Ho, A; Wang, J; Fels, S; Huang, D

Unified skinning of rigid and deformable models for anatomical simulations Conference

2014.

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Wu, X; Dang, J; Stavness, I

Iterative method to estimate muscle activation with a physiological articulatory model Journal Article

Acoustical Science and Technology, 35 (4), pp. 201-212, 2014.

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2013

Gick, B; Stavness, I

Modularizing speech Journal Article

Frontiers in Psychology, 4 (DEC), 2013.

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Stavness, I; Nazari, M A; Perrier, P; Demolin, D; Payan, Y

A biomechanical modeling study of the effects of the orbicularis oris muscle and jaw posture on lip shape Journal Article

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56 (3), pp. 878-890, 2013.

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Gick, B; Stavness, I; Chiu, C

Coarticulation in a whole event model of speech production Conference

19 , 2013.

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2012

Stavness, I; Lloyd, J E; Fels, S

Automatic prediction of tongue muscle activations using a finite element model Journal Article

Journal of Biomechanics, 45 (16), pp. 2841-2848, 2012.

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Stavness, I; Gick, B; Derrick, D; Fels, S

Biomechanical modeling of English /r/ variants Journal Article

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131 (5), pp. EL355-EL360, 2012.

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2011

Gick, B; Stavness, I; Chiu, C; Fels, S

Categorical variation in lip posture is determined by quantal biomechanical-articulatory relations Journal Article

Canadian Acoustics - Acoustique Canadienne, 39 (3), pp. 178-179, 2011.

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Stavness, I; Lloyd, J E; Payan, Y; Fels, S

Coupled hard-soft tissue simulation with contact and constraints applied to jaw-tongue-hyoid dynamics Journal Article

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 27 (3), pp. 367-390, 2011.

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Stavness, I; Gick, B; Derrick, D; Fels, S

Biomechanical modeling of english/r/variants Conference

2011.

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Stavness, I; Lloyd, J E; Payan, Y; Fels, S

Towards speech articulation simulation with a dynamic coupled face-jaw-tongue model Conference

2011.

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2010

Stavness, I; Lloyd, J E; Fels, S; Payan, Y

Dynamic hard-soft tissue models for orofacial biomechanics Conference

2010.

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Hannam, A G; Stavness, I K; Lloyd, J E; Fels, S S; Miller, A J; Curtis, D A

A comparison of simulated jaw dynamics in models of segmental mandibular resection versus resection with alloplastic reconstruction Journal Article

Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 104 (3), pp. 191-198, 2010.

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Stavness, I; Hannam, A G; Lloyd, J E; Fels, S

Predicting muscle patterns for hemimandibulectomy models Journal Article

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 13 (4), pp. 483-491, 2010.

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2008

Stavness, I; Hannam, A G; Lloyd, J E; Fels, S

Towards predicting biomechanical consequences of jaw reconstruction Conference

2008.

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Hannam, A G; Stavness, I; Lloyd, J E; Fels, S

A dynamic model of jaw and hyoid biomechanics during chewing Journal Article

Journal of Biomechanics, 41 (5), pp. 1069-1076, 2008.

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Hylander, W L; McMillan, A S; Lam, E W N; Watanabe, M; Langenbach, G E J; Stavness, I; Peck, C C; Palla, S

From movement to models: A tribute to professor Alan G. Hannam Journal Article

Journal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache, 22 (4), pp. 307-316, 2008.

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2006

Fels, S; Lloyd, J E; Doel, Van Den K; Vogt, F; Stavness, I; Vatikiotis-Bateson, E

Developing physically-based, dynamic vocal tract models using ArtiSynth Conference

2006.

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Stavness, I; Hannam, A G; Lloyd, J E; Fels, S

An integrated dynamic jaw and laryngeal model constructed from CT data Journal Article

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 4072 LNCS , pp. 169-177, 2006.

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