KayPENTAX, A Division of PENTAX Medical Company (formerly Kay Elemetrics Corp)2 Bridgewater Lane
Lincoln Park, New Jersey 07035-1439
Telephone: 800-289-5297 or 973-628-6200.
Products manufactured by KayPENTAX, A Division of PENTAX Medical Company (formerly Kay Elemetrics Corp) (listed alphabetically)
CSL - COMPUTERIZED SPEECH LAB (MODEL 4300)
CSL (Computerized Speech Lab) is a computer-based speech teaching system for recording, analyzing, and playing back speech patterns for individuals with speech disabilities. Applications include speech and voice pathology, acoustc phonetics and speech science, or english as a second language. The system features customizable pull-down menus, two input channels, digital input and output filters, and a 40 MHz digital signal processor. Spectrograms, formant trace, pitch extractions, power spectrum analysis, selective filtering, LPC analysis, and additional analysis functions may be performed. CSL can interface to and exchange files with other programs; contact manufacturer for details. Other features include file management, graphics and numerical display, audio output, and signal editing. COMPATIBILITY: For use on an IBM PC AT computer. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 386DX CPU (25 MHz), (486DX or higher recommended); 80387 coprocessor; ISA bus (EISA and VESA local bus also accepted); 4 MB RAM; VGA graphics; 14 inch VGA monitor; 40 MB hard drive (larger drive recommended); Microsoft compatible mouse (V 3.0) or higher; 1 free 16-bit expansion slot for CSL; available serial port; MS-DOS 5.0 or higher. 486 50 MHz PCs not recommended. DIMENSIONS: 3.6 x 7.4 x 16.25 inches. WEIGHT: 7.6 pounds.
DSP SONA GRAPH (MODEL 5500)
The DSP Sona Graph, model 5500, is a sound spectrograph. This audio signal analysis workstation includes a real-time spectrograph, a computer-based data acquisition system (with PROM-based software) and a high speed, dual channel FFT analyzer to provide a complete system approach. The unit uses a combination of general microprocessors and special digital signal processing chips to provide a powerful signal analyzer. Any signal in the DC to 32 kHz range can be analyzed by the user and instantaneously displayed on a high resolution monitor during input. The device stores incoming signals which allows further processing using different analysis techniques. POWER: 105 to 120 volts, 60Hz, 100 watts. DIMENSIONS: Analyzer is 16.875 x 12.375 x 19.5 inches. WEIGHT: 38 pounds.
LARYNGOGRAPH (MODEL 6094)
The Laryngograph, model 6094, is a device that detects and processes laryngeal characteristics of a person's voice for use in the treatment of vocal fold pathologies. The laryngograph can in turn be interfaced with a microcomputer to display and print these voice patterns. The user places two transducers (vibration detectors) against the larynx and speaks. The transducers are designed specifically to pick up and record movement of the chords and the opening and closing of the vocal folds, independent of extraneous acoustic noise and the qualities of the resonance tract. The system detects the complete pattern of vocal fold closure in each vibrating cycle, including closure duration and completeness, closure velocity, and coordination (sharpness) of the closure event. The trace of these events (the LX waveform) is generated, and can be transmitted to the computer or to an oscilloscope for display. In order for the waveforms to be displayed on the computer screen, an interface unit and appropriate software are required. The Laryngograph works with the Visi-Pitch system (also from Kay Elemetrics; see separate entries). The systems comes ready-to-use with one pair of transducers, three elastic neckbands, and internal large capacity NiCad battery and a separate battery charger. POWER: Rechargeable batteries. DIMENSIONS: 9.4 x 9.8 x 3.5 inches. WEIGHT: 3 pounds.
NASOMETER (MODLE 6200-3)
The Nasometer, model 6200-3, is a microcomputer-based speech training system for measuring and providing biofeedback on nasalance problems for indiviudals with cleft palate, motor speech disorders, hearing disabilities, palatal prosthetic fitting, functional nasality problems, or singing pedagogy. (Nasalance is the acoustic correlate to perceived nasality.) The device is a computerterized nasality system that measures, in real time, the ratio of acoustic energy from the oral and nasal cavities. The biofeedback display of this ratio provides a tangible target that can be used to teach proper velopharyngeal control. A pair of microphones, separated by a horizontal barrier, record separately the acoustic output from a speaker's nose and mouth. This information is then transferred to the computer. Information displayed on the screen can also be printed out. The complete system (apart from computer and printer supplied by user) consists of: the Nasometer input device (including microphones), a plug-in circuit card for the computer, Nasometer software, and the appropriate cables. POWER: 120V AC. COMPATIBILITY: PC compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 386dx-25 or higher; VGA Graphics, One expansion slot in computer, Microsoft compatible mouse. DIMENSIONS: 15 x 3 x 7 inches. WEIGHT: 8 pounds.
PALATOMETER (MODEL 6300)
The Palatometer, model 6300, is a speech training and analysis program for individuals with functional articulation disorders, hearing impairment, cleft palete, cerebral palsy, or motor speech disorders. The computer-assisted system uses electropalatography for articulation assessment and treatment by providing real-time, visual feedback of lingual-palatal contact. A special artificial palate with an array of 96 sensors, worn by the client intraorally, detects tongue contact and the Palatometer converts the contact into graphic, dynamic image of lingual-palatal contact. Client productions can be superimposed over target patterns as they are produced for immediate comparison. Two side-by-side displays are available so that the clinician can provide modelling and prompting. The package includes external module, audio input/output board for PC software, and two custom palates as scheduled by the user. COMPATIBILITY: IBM PC AT and compatibles. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: ISA or EISA bus; 640 Kbyte RAM; VGA graphics; hard disk drive; microsoft mouse (V 3.0); and MS-DOS (V 3.0). OPTIONS: Custom psuedopalates can be produced by manufacturer.
VISI-PITCH II (MODEL 3300)
The Visi Pitch II, model 3300, is a speech training and analysis program for individuals with voice disorders, motor speech disorders, or hearing-impaired speech. It has real-time capture of speech and biofeedback of speech parameters. The Visi-Pitch II is comprised of six modules. Pitch and Energy module extracts and displays fundamental frequency and relative intensity in real time. Pitch and Energy Games module provides the user with animated graphics to represent speech parameters in place of the traditional pitch/amplitude traces. The Voice Quality Assessment module extracts four separate acoustic parameters from a single sustained voice sample and serves as a quantitative profile of a patient's voice quality. Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) uses continuous phonation or prolongation exercises to facilitate transitions between syllables, thereby increasing fluency. The Sibilant/Vowel Training module provides a real-time display of both vowel formant frequencies and sibilant "shape" for selected articulation training. Finally, the Waveform Editing module is a convenient tool for speech waveform acquisition, editing, and playback. The package includes an external hardware module, internal plug in card for the host computer, microphone, headphones, powered speaker, and video training tape. COMPATIBILITY: IBM and compatibles. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: PC compatible with MS-DOS (5.0 or higher); CPU 486DX-33MHz or higher; 4 MB RAM, EMS; 100 MB hard disk; minimum 565 Kbytes of free conventional memory; 2 available interupts (3,7,10,11 or 12); full length 16 bit extension slot (ISA, EISA or VESA).
WAVEFORM DISPLAY SYSTEM (MODEL 6091)
The Waveform Display System, model 6091, is a speech teaching device designed to work in conjunction with the Visi-Pitch Model 6087AT (see separate entry) for displaying LX waveforms on a computer. The system permits instantaneous display of phonatory changes in the LX waveform. A split screen permits comparison of the two waveforms. The system consists of a plug-in card for the computer plus software. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM PC computers.