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August, K G; Guidali, M; Sellathurai, M; Hepp-Reymond, M C; Adamovich, S V; Riener, R (2011). Virtual reality, robot, and object touch. In: 2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC), Troy, NY, USA, 1 April 2011 - 3 April 2011, 1-2.

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Loss of body sensations often accompanies injuries to the central or peripheral nervous system and can lead to disintegration of body schema resulting in altered sensory dependent motor skills. Localizing external objects within peripersonal space plays an important role in the strategies of accurate human movement, towards targets and for obstacle avoidance. In our system, practicing viewing and finger-tip contact with real objects is enabled using Blended Reality: Virtual Reality, Robot Assistance, and Real Object Touch. Arm Location exercises accompany multi-sensory experience in the blended reality. Adding vision and touch, salient properties of three dimensional real objects, to the technology assisted training environment increases the number and realistic qualities of sensory modalities for integration to bolster performance of the trainee. A number of exercises have been developed and are being investigated to understand contributions of the multi-sensory experiences upon performance, and to identify appropriate protocols for therapy.



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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Neuroinformatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Event End Date:3 April 2011
Deposited On:09 Mar 2012 14:22
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:43
Series Name:Northeast Bioengineering Conference. Proceedings
Number of Pages:0
Publisher DOI:10.1109/NEBC.2011.5778716

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