Treatment effectiveness of brain-computer interface training for patients with focal hand dystonia: A double-case study

Yasunari Hashimoto, Tetsuo Ota, Masahiko Mukaino, Junichi Ushiba

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Abstract

Neuronal mechanism underlying dystonia is poorly understood. Dystonia can be treated with botulinum toxin injections or deep brain stimulation but these methods are not available for every patient therefore we need to consider other methods Our study aimed to develop a novel rehabilitation training using brain-computer interface system that decreases neural overexcitation in the sensorimotor cortex by bypassing brain and external world without the normal neuromuscular pathway. To achieve this purpose, we recorded electroencephalograms (10 channels) and forearm electromyograms (3 channels) from 2 patients with the diagnosis of writer's cramp and healthy control participants as a preliminary experiment. The patients were trained to control amplitude of their electroencephalographic signal using feedback from the brain-computer interface for 1 hour a day and then continued the training twice a month. After the 5-month training, a patient clearly showed reduction of dystonic movement during writing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages273-276
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jul 32013 Jul 7

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Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period13/7/313/7/7

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Brain-Computer Interfaces
Brain computer interface
Brain
Dystonia
Electroencephalography
Patient rehabilitation
Dystonic Disorders
Feedback
Deep Brain Stimulation
Botulinum Toxins
Computer Systems
Electromyography
Forearm
Healthy Volunteers
Rehabilitation
Experiments
Injections
Focal Task-Specific Dystonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Hashimoto, Y., Ota, T., Mukaino, M., & Ushiba, J. (2013). Treatment effectiveness of brain-computer interface training for patients with focal hand dystonia: A double-case study. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 273-276). [6609490] https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609490

Treatment effectiveness of brain-computer interface training for patients with focal hand dystonia : A double-case study. / Hashimoto, Yasunari; Ota, Tetsuo; Mukaino, Masahiko; Ushiba, Junichi.

Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2013. p. 273-276 6609490.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hashimoto, Y, Ota, T, Mukaino, M & Ushiba, J 2013, Treatment effectiveness of brain-computer interface training for patients with focal hand dystonia: A double-case study. in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS., 6609490, pp. 273-276, 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013, Osaka, Japan, 13/7/3. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609490
Hashimoto Y, Ota T, Mukaino M, Ushiba J. Treatment effectiveness of brain-computer interface training for patients with focal hand dystonia: A double-case study. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2013. p. 273-276. 6609490 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609490
Hashimoto, Yasunari ; Ota, Tetsuo ; Mukaino, Masahiko ; Ushiba, Junichi. / Treatment effectiveness of brain-computer interface training for patients with focal hand dystonia : A double-case study. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2013. pp. 273-276
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