Title

Motivating Rehabilitation by Distorting Reality

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Format of Original

6 p.

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Source Publication

First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006. BioRob 2006, Pisa, Italy, February 20-22, 2006

Source ISSN

1-4244-0040-6

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639200

Abstract

We have found, through a series of recent experiments, encouraging evidence that the neuro-motor system is motivated to change motor patterns when exposed to visuo-motor tasks. We have also shown that the learning of these tasks can be heightened with forces and/or visual distortions that appropriately manipulate the error. This process does not require intense concentration and it is often considered a game. We describe the next generation of robotic large-workspace, three dimensional haptics/graphics systems for rehabilitation

Comments

Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006: 869-874. DOI.