Virtual reality and hybrid technology for neurorehabilitations

Alessandro De Mauro*, Aitor Ardanza, Chao Chen, Eduardo Carrasco, David Oyarzun, Diego Torricelli, Shabs Rajasekharan, Jose L Pons, Ángel Gil-Agudo, Julián Flórez Esnal

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Abstract

Disabilities that follow Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) and spinal cord injuries (SCI) severely impair motor functions and thereby prevent the affected individuals from full and autonomous participation in daily activities. Several studies have shown that virtual reality (VR) is a technology suitable for rehabilitation therapy due to its inherent ability of simulating real-life tasks while improving patient motivation. In this paper we present our research focuses on the development of a new rehabilitation therapy based on a VR system combined with wearable neurorobotics (NR), motor-neuroprosthetics (MNP) and brain neuro-machine interface (BNMI). This solution, based on hybrid technology aims to overcome the major limitations of the current available therapies. This paper is focused on the Virtual Reality concepts used for the development of the HYPER rehabilitation system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011 - International Conference, Proceedings
Pages582-591
Number of pages10
EditionPART 4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011 - Santander, Spain
Duration: Jun 20 2011Jun 23 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume6785 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period6/20/116/23/11

Keywords

  • brain neuro-machine interface
  • cerebrovascular accidents
  • motor-neuroprosthetics
  • neuro-robotics
  • spinal cord injury
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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