Detection of movements with attention or distraction to the motor task during robot-assisted passive movements of the upper limb
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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Robot-assisted rehabilitation therapies usually focus on physical aspects rather than on cognitive factors. However, cognitive aspects such as attention, motivation, and engagement play a critical role in motor learning and thus influence the long-term success of rehabilitation programs. This paper studies motor-related EEG activity during the execution of robot-assisted passive movements of the upper limb, while participants either: i) focused attention exclusively on the task; or ii) simultaneously performed another task. Six healthy subjects participated in the study and results showed lower desynchronization during passive movements with another task simultaneously being carried out (compared to passive movements with exclusive attention on the task). In addition, it was proved the feasibility to distinguish between the two conditions.
CitationAntelis, J. [et al.]. Detection of movements with attention or distraction to the motor task during robot-assisted passive movements of the upper limb. A: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. "34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: 28 August-1 September, 2012 San Diego, CA USA". San Diego, CA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012, p. 6410-6413.
- GRINS - Robòtica Intel·ligent i Sistemes - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- Departament d'Enginyeria de Sistemes, Automàtica i Informàtica Industrial - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- IBEC - Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
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