Pathological Vibratory patterns of the Vocal Folds Observed by the High Speed Digital Imaging System

  • Niimi, Seiji (Department of Speech Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo)
  • Published : 1998.11.01


It is generally known that many cases of pathological rough voice are characterized not by simple random perturbations but by quasi-periodic perturbations in the speech wave. However, there are few studies on the characteristics of perturbations in vocal fold vibrations associated with this type of voice. We have been conducting studies of pathological vocal fold vibration using a high-speed digital image recording system developed by our institute, Compared to the ordinary high-speed-motion picture system, the present system is compact and simple to operate and thus, it suited for pathological data collection. (omitted)