An application of Brain Computer Interface in chronic stroke to improve arm reaching function exploiting operant learning strategy and brain plasticity

Giulia Cisotto, Silvano Pupolin, Stefano Silvoni, Francesco Piccione

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Abstract

The paper deals with a specific kind of BCI application implemented with the aim of recovering the reaching ability of mild impaired stroke survivors. The overall idea is to take advantage of the plasticity of the brain to make the subject artificially learn alternative neural paths to control the arm movement again, by-passing the injured area thanks to a BCI system with an EEG-related force provided as a real-time feedback during the training period. Preliminary results have shown improvements in the kinematics of the upper limb motion of a first patient that performed this experimental rehabilitative program. Then, this BCI application is expected to enter soon the daily clinical practise as a useful tool besides the standard rehabilitation therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013
Pages280-282
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2013 Oct 92013 Oct 12

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period13/10/913/10/12

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Keywords

  • Brain Computer Interface
  • EEG
  • Stroke
  • reaching
  • rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Health Informatics

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Cisotto, G., Pupolin, S., Silvoni, S., & Piccione, F. (2013). An application of Brain Computer Interface in chronic stroke to improve arm reaching function exploiting operant learning strategy and brain plasticity. In 2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013 (pp. 280-282). [6720684] (2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2013.6720684