UTI recordings – the stabilizing headset
The ultrasound tongue imaging headset is designed and built by Articulate Instruments. It is made of lightweight aluminium and weighs under 1Kg. The headset has thirteen adjustable sections, including a quick-release headstrap, that allow it to be fitted to different sized heads. The probe is held in place underneath the headset and should be aligned with the midline of the chin in sagittal view. The probe’s sagittal angle can be altered to focus on different sections of the midsagittal tongue. e.g. the root, or the tip and blade.
Figure 6: The stablilizing headset fitted with a probe from a concept M6 ultrasound machine.