Virtual reality system in conjunction with neurorobotics and neuroprosthetics for rehabilitation of motor disorders

Alessandro De Mauro*, Eduardo Carrasco, David Oyarzun, Aitor Ardanza, Anselmo Frizera Neto, Diego Torricelli, Jose L Pons, Angel Gil, Julian Florez

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Abstract

Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) and spinal cord injuries (SCI) are the most common causes of paralysis and paresis with reported prevalence of 12,000 cases per million and 800 cases per million, respectively. Disabilities that follow CVA (hemiplegia) or SCI (paraplegia, tetraplegia) severely impair motor functions (e.g., standing, walking, reaching and grasping) and prevent the affected individuals from healthy-like, full and autonomous participation in daily activities. Our research2 focuses on the development of a new virtual reality (VR) system combined with wearable neurorobotics (NR), motor-neuroprosthetics (MNP) and brain neuro-machine interface (BNMI) to overcome the major limitations of current rehabilitation solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Pages163-165
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume163
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords

  • Rehabilitation
  • brain neuro-machine interfaces
  • motor-neuroprosthetics
  • neurorobotics
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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