Closing the sensorimotor loop: Haptic feedback facilitates decoding of arm movement imagery

2010

Conference Paper

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Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) in combination with robot-assisted physical therapy may become a valuable tool for neurorehabilitation of patients with severe hemiparetic syndromes due to cerebrovascular brain damage (stroke) and other neurological conditions. A key aspect of this approach is reestablishing the disrupted sensorimotor feedback loop, i.e., determining the intended movement using a BCI and helping a human with impaired motor function to move the arm using a robot. It has not been studied yet, however, how artificially closing the sensorimotor feedback loop affects the BCI decoding performance. In this article, we investigate this issue in six healthy subjects, and present evidence that haptic feedback facilitates the decoding of arm movement intention. The results provide evidence of the feasibility of future rehabilitative efforts combining robot-assisted physical therapy with BCIs.

Author(s): Gomez Rodriguez, M. and Peters, J. and Hill, J. and Schölkopf, B. and Gharabaghi, A. and Grosse-Wentrup, M.
Journal: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2010)
Pages: 121-126
Year: 2010
Month: October
Day: 0
Publisher: IEEE

Department(s): Empirical Inference
Research Project(s): Brain-Computer Interfaces
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)

Address: Piscataway, NJ, USA
Digital: 0
DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2010.5642217
Event Name: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2010)
Event Place: Istanbul, Turkey
Institution: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN: 978-1-424-46586-6
Language: en
Organization: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
School: Biologische Kybernetik

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@inproceedings{6591,
  title = {Closing the sensorimotor loop: Haptic feedback facilitates decoding of arm movement imagery},
  author = {Gomez Rodriguez, M. and Peters, J. and Hill, J. and Sch{\"o}lkopf, B. and Gharabaghi, A. and Grosse-Wentrup, M.},
  journal = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2010)},
  pages = {121-126},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  organization = {Max-Planck-Gesellschaft},
  institution = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers},
  school = {Biologische Kybernetik},
  address = {Piscataway, NJ, USA},
  month = oct,
  year = {2010},
  month_numeric = {10}
}