publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

A Robot Hand Testbed Designed for Enhancing Embodiment and Functional Neurorehabilitation of Body Schema in Subjects with Upper Limb Impairment or Loss

Randall B. Hellman; Eric Chang; Justin Tanner; Stephen I. Helms Tillery; Veronica J. Santos;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2015
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Many upper limb amputees experience an incessant, post-amputation "phantom limb pain" and report that their missing limbs feel paralyzed in an uncomfortable posture. One hypothesis is that efferent commands no longer generate expected afferent signals, such as proprioceptive feedback from changes in limb configuration, and that the mismatch of motor commands and visual feedback is interpreted as pain. Non-invasive therapeutic techniques for treating phantom limb pain, such as mirror visual feedback (MVF), rely on visualizations of postural changes. Advances in neural interfaces for artificial sensory feedback now make it possible to combine MVF with a high-tech ...
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Medical Subject Headings: body regions
free text keywords: Neuroscience, amputee, body schema, embodiment, hand, neurorehabilitation, phantom limb pain, robotic, upper limb, Technology Report, Neurosciences, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Experimental Psychology, Sensory system, Illusion, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Proprioception, Somatosensory system, Computer science, Tactile sensor, Haptic technology, Simulation, lcsh:Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, lcsh:RC321-571
Funded by
NSF| CAREER: Primitives and Policies for Complex Behavior in Human and Robotic Hands
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0954254
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering | Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
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NSF| CPS:Small:Cyber-physical system challenges in man-machine interfaces: context-dependent control of smart artificial hands through enhanced touch perception and mechatronic reflexes
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0932389
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering | Division of Computer and Network Systems
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NSF| NRI-Small: Context-Driven Haptic Inquiry of Objects Based on Task Requirements for Artificial Grasp and Manipulation
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1208519
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Engineering | Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems
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NIH| The adaptability of cortex in learning modified control algorithms for neuroprost
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 5R01NS063372-03
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
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