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2014

Malloy J.R., Valentin J.C., Hands G.L., Stevens C.A., Langmore S.E., Noordzij J.P., Stepp C.E. “Visuomotor control of neck surface electromyography in Parkinson’s disease”, Neurorehabilitation, In Press.

Perrachione T.K., Stepp C.E., Hillman R.E., Wong P.C.M. “Talker identification across source mechanisms: Experiments with laryngeal and electrolarynx speech”, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, In Press.

Hands G.L., Larson E.D., Stepp C.E. “Effects of augmentative visual training on learning and generalization of audio-motor mapping”, Human Movement Science, 53, pp. 145-155, 2014.

Lien Y.S., Gattuccio C.I., Stepp C.E. “Effects of Phonetic Context on Relative Fundamental Frequency“, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, In Press.

Lien Y.S., Stepp C.E. “Comparison of voice relative fundamental frequency estimates derived from an accelerometer signal and low-pass filtered and unprocessed microphone signals“, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(5), 2977-2985, 2014.

Favrot S., Michener C.M., Stepp C.E. "Discrete and continuous auditory feedback based on pitch and spatial lateralization for human-machine-interface control", Proceedings of the 167th Meeting of Acoustic Society of America, 5 - 9 May, 2014.

2013

Thorp E.B., Larson E., Stepp C.E. "Combined Auditory and Vibrotactile Feedback for Human-Machine-Interface Control", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 22(1), pp. 62-68.

Rombokas E., Stepp C.E., Chang C., Malhotra M., Matsuoka Y. “Vibrotactile Sensory Substitution for Electromyographic Control of Object Manipulation”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 60(8), pp.2226-2232, 2013.

Bowen L.K., Hands G. L., Pradhan S., Stepp C.E. "Effects of Parkinson's Disease on Fundamental Frequency Variability in Running Speech", Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 21(3), pp. 235-244.

Thorp E.B., Virnik B., Stepp C.E. ”Comparison of Nasal Acceleration and Nasalance Across Vowels”, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56(5), pp. 1476-1484.

Lien Y.S., Stepp C.E. “Automated Estimation of Relative Fundamental Frequency”, Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 3 – 7 July, 2013, pp. 2136-2139.

Hands G.L., Larson E., Stepp C.E. “The role of augmentative visual training in auditory human-machine-interface performance”, Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 3 – 7 July, 2013, pp.2804-2807.

Larson E.D., Terry H., Canevari M., Stepp C.E. “Categorical vowel perception enhances the effectiveness and generalization of auditory feedback in human-machine-interfaces”, PLoS ONE, 8(3): e59860.

Stepp, C.E. “Relative fundamental frequency during vocal onset and offset in older speakers with and without Parkinson’s Disease”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(3), pp. 1637-1643, 2013.

Eadie T.L., Stepp C.E.. “An Acoustic Correlate of Vocal Effort in Spasmodic Dysphonia“, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology, 122(3), pp. 169-176, 2013.

2012

Stepp C.E., Sawin D.E., Eadie T.L. “The Relationship between Perception of Vocal Effort and Relative Fundamental Frequency during Voicing Offset and Onset“, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55(6), pp. 1887-1896, 2012.

Stepp C.E., Matsuoka.Y. “Vibrotactile Sensory Substitution for Object Manipulation: Amplitude versus Pulse Train Frequency Modulation”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 20(1), pp. 31-37, 2012. [PMC3395369]

Thorp E., Virnik B., Stepp C.E. ”Normalization Strategies for Nasal Acceleration to Assess Velopharyngeal Function” Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 28 August 28 – 1 September, 2012, pp. 6459 - 6462. [podium presentation]

Larson E., Terry H., Stepp C.E. ”Audio-visual feedback for electromyographic control of vowel synthesis” Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 28 August 28 – 1 September, 2012, pp. 3600 - 3603. [poster presentation]

An Q., Matsuoka, Y., Asama H., Stepp C.E. ”Effect of Vibrotactile Feedback on Robotic Object Manipulation” IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, June 24-28, 2012, pp. 508 - 513. [poster presentation]

Tejeiro C., Stepp C.E., Malhotra M., Rombokas E., Matsuoka Y. ”Comparison of Remote Pressure and Vibrotactile Feedback for Prosthetic Hand Control” IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, June 24-28, 2012, pp. 521 - 525. [poster presentation]

Stepp C.E., An Q., Matsuoka Y. "Repeated Training with Augmentative Vibrotactile Feedback Increases Object Manipulation Performance", PloS ONE, 7(2): e32743, (2012).

Stepp C.E. “Surface electromyography for speech and swallowing systems: measurement, analysis, and interpretation“, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, pp 1232-1246, 2012.

Britton D., Yorkston K.M., Eadie T., Stepp C.E., Ciol M.A., Baylor C., Merati A.L. “Endoscopic assessment of vocal fold movements during cough”, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology, 121(1), pp. 21-27, 2012.

2011
Stepp C.E., Oyunerdene N., Matsuoka.Y. “Kinesthetic Motor Imagery Modulates Intermuscular Coherence”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 19(6), pp. 638-643, 2011. [PMC3401579].

Cara Stepp and Yoky Matsuoka.  "Object Manipulation Improvements with Single Session Training Outweigh the Differences among Stimulation Sites during Vibrotactile Feedback", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 19(8), pp 677-685, 2011.


Stepp C.E., Chang, C., Malhotra, M., Matsuoka, Y.  ”Vibrotactile feedback aids EMG control of object manipulation”  Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 30 August – 3 September, 2011.


An Q., Matsuoka Y., Stepp C.E. "Multi-day Training with Vibrotactile Feedback for Virtual Object Manipulation" Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, June 29 – July 1, 2011.


An Q., Asama H., Stepp C.E., Matsuoka Y.  "Uncontrolled Manifold Analysis of Standing-up Motion for Development of an Assistance System," Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, June 29 – July 1, 2011.


Stepp C.E., Britton D., Chang, C., Merati, A., Matsuoka, Y.  "Feasibility of game-based electromyographic biofeedback for dysphagia rehabilitation," Proceedings of the 5th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, April 27 - May 1, 2011. **Winner of the NSF Neural Engineering Travel Award


Stepp C.E., Heaton J.T., Stadelman-Cohen T.K., Braden M.N., Jetté M.E., Hillman R.E. “Characteristics of phonatory function in singers and non-singers with vocal fold nodules”, Journal of Voice, 25(6), pp 714-724, 2011.


Cara Stepp, Gabrielle Merchant, James Heaton, Robert Hillman.  "Effects of Voice Therapy on Relative Fundamental Frequency during Voicing Offset and Onset in Patients with Vocal Hyperfunction", Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54(5), 2011. 


Cara Stepp, Robert Hillman, James Heaton.  "Modulation of Neck Intermuscular Beta Coherence during Voice and Speech," Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54(3), 2011.

C Stepp, J Heaton, M Braden, T Stadelman-Cohen, M Jetté, R Hillman. "Comparison of neck tension palpation rating systems with surface electromyographic and acoustic measures in vocal hyperfunction", Journal of Voice, 25, 2011.

2010

Cara Stepp, Robert Hillman, James Heaton. "The Impact of Vocal Hyperfunction on Relative Fundamental Frequency during Voicing Offset and Onset”, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 2010

C Stepp, J Heaton, M Jetté, J Burns, R Hillman. “Neck surface electromyography as a measure of vocal hyperfunction before and after injection laryngoplasty”, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology, 119, 2010.

Cara Stepp, Robert Hillman, James Heaton. "A virtual trajectory model predicts differences in vocal fold kinematics in individuals with vocal hyperfunction”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127(5), 2010..

Cara Stepp, Robert Hillman, James Heaton. "Use of Neck Strap Muscle Intermuscular Coherence as a Measure of Vocal Hyperfunction", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 18(30), 2010. 

K Huynh K, CE Stepp, LW White, JE Colgate, Y Matsuoka. “Finding a Feature on a 3D Object through Single-Digit Haptic Exploration”, IEEE Proceedings of the 2010 Haptics Symposium, 25-26 March 2010, pp 83-89.

Cara Stepp, Brian Dellon, Yoky Matsuoka.  “Contextual effects on robotic experiments of sensory feedback for object manipulation," Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE RAS & EMBS International conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 26-29 September 2010, pp 58-63 .

Cara Stepp, Yoky Matsuoka.  “Relative to direct haptic feedback, remote vibrotactile feedback improves but slows object manipulation," Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 31 August - 4 September, pp 2089-92 .

2009

H Kubert, C Stepp, S Zeitels, J Gooey, M Walsh, S Prakash, R Hillman, J Heaton. "Electromyographic Control of a Hands-Free Electrolarynx Using Neck Strap Muscles", Journal of Communication Disorders, 42(3), 2009.

Cara Stepp, James Heaton, Rebecca Rolland, Robert Hillman. "Neck and face surface electromyography for prosthetic voice control after total laryngectomy", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 17(2), 2009.

2005-2008

Cara Stepp, James Heaton, Robert Hillman. "Post-laryngectomy speech respiration patterns", Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 117(8), 2008.

Ehab Goldstein, James Heaton, Cara Stepp, Robert Hillman. "Training effects on speech production using a hands-free electromyographically-controlled electrolarynx", Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50(2), 2007.

Cara Stepp, Susan Voss. "Acoustics of the human middle-ear air space", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 118 (2), 2005.