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Development of a low-cost upper limb rehabilitation system using BCI, eye-tracking and direct visual feedback

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Duenser, A and Rozado, D and Howell, B and Rosolen, G and Callisaya, M and Lochner, M and Cochrane, M, Development of a low-cost upper limb rehabilitation system using BCI, eye-tracking and direct visual feedback, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies, 20 - 22 September 2016, Los Angeles, California, USA, pp. 291-294. ISBN 978-0-7049-1547-3 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

We are developing a novel system to improve arm function in stroke patients who have no, or only residual upper limb movement. Such a system fills an important gap in treatment options for people with little-to-no upper limb movement after stroke, and for whom regular treatments often are unsuitable. The system provides real-time visual and proprioceptive feedback of the arm plus the ability for participants to steer the movement direction of the arm through an assistive movement platform. The patient controls the system by simply looking at stimuli and engaging in motor imagery. The patient gaze is monitored with an eye tracker and motor output intentions are monitored with an EEG-based brain computer interface. Stimuli are presented as games in order to create a motivating rehabilitation environment. In this paper we discuss our motivation and design of the system.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:stroke technology
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Geriatrics and Gerontology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Health Related to Ageing
Author:Callisaya, M (Dr Michele Callisaya)
ID Code:113026
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-12-07
Last Modified:2017-08-10
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