Design of an fMRI compatible system to explore neural mechanisms subserving VR therapies

Jeffrey A. Lewis, Katherine August, Alma Merians, Bharat Biswal, Sergei Adamovich

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Abstract

Since most functional activities of daily living, involving the upper-extremity, are bilateral in nature, a rehabilitation system with functionally integrated activities could result in stronger training effects on the sensorimotor abilities of patients. The virtual reality piano trainer, described here, incorporates bilateral and multi-joint movements to exercise the hands, wrists and forearms. In an effort to better describe the underlying mechanisms that may be driving improvement from virtual reality therapies, and to more effectively develop such activities, a pilot fMRI study exploring simple VR tasks and preliminary data are introduced in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFifth International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation, IWVR 2006
Pages53-57
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event5th International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation, IWVR 2006 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 29 2006Aug 30 2006

Publication series

NameFifth International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation, IWVR 2006

Other

Other5th International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation, IWVR 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/29/068/30/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software
  • Rehabilitation

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