Title

A Pneumatically Actuated Manipulandum for Neuromotor Control Research

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Format of Original

2 p.

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Source Publication

Proceedings of the Second Joint. 24th Annual Conference and the Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society EMBS/BMES Conference, 2002. Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 23-26 Oct. 2002 .

Source ISSN

1094-687X

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2002.1053315

Abstract

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques have great potential for identifying which neural structures are involved in the control of goal-directed reaching movements. However, fMRI techniques alone are not capable of probing the neural mechanisms involved in acquisition of novel motor behaviors because such studies require that the moving limb be perturbed in a controlled fashion. We outline a plan to design and develop a non-metallic, pneumatically actuated tool that, along with systems identification techniques and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), will characterize and quantify how the human central nervous system uses sensory information during practice-based motor learning.

Comments

Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, 24th Annual Conference and the Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society EMBS/BMES Conference, 2002: 2347-2348. DOI.