SLHS’s Dr. Nip and his current work with children with cerebral palsy was recently featured on SDSU’s Newscenter.
Dr. Nip is examining the interaction between facial movements and speech-language development in these children using the same motion capture technology that transfers actors expressions to computer-generated film characters. His research lab is similar to a movie set. Eight cameras cross two walls, all focused on the seated participant. Approximately 15 reflective markers are placed on the child or adolescent’s face, including the lips and jaw.