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Laryngeal Biomechanics

Past Projects


Modeling of airflow through tracheostomy tubes

This work simulated the flow through various types of tracheostomy tubes placed in the trachea. See our publication below to learn more:

How design characteristics of tracheostomy tubes affect the cannula and tracheal flows: Modeling Airflow in Tracheostomy Tube

elastic properties of the tissue, affects the glottal flow characteristics and the aerodynamic forces acting on the folds during vibrations. By integrating engineering expertise with surgical experience, our lab successfully assessed and quantified differences between various vocal fold asymmetries and laryngeal surgeries.

Simulations of nasal drug delivery

Analyzing droplet deposition in the upper airways of two commercially available nasal sprays. 

See our publication below to learn more:

Computational Modeling of Nasal Drug Delivery Using Different Intranasal Corticosteroid Sprays for the Treatment of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

How nasal mask affects perceptions of singing voice 

Examined the effects of common face masks on acoustics measures and perceptual characteristics of the singing voice. See our publication below to learn more:

How Face Masks Affect Acoustic and Auditory Perceptual Characteristics of the Singing Voice

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Dynamic computational modeling of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with Down syndrome

Funded by the NIH (R01), our lab developed a diagnostic tool based on computational modeling to predict the need and effectiveness of specific surgical procedures in treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with Down syndrome. This diagnostic tool helped tailor surgical procedures to be more effective and identify and avoid unnecessary (or unhelpful) surgical procedures.
See our publications below to learn more:

(more on our Publications page)

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