Home-Based Rehabilitation System Using Portable Brain Computer Interface and Functional Electrical Stimulation

Al-Taleb, M. K. and Vuckovic, A. (2016) Home-Based Rehabilitation System Using Portable Brain Computer Interface and Functional Electrical Stimulation. In: Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Asilomar, CA, USA, 30 May - 3 June 2016, p. 100. (doi: 10.3217/978-3-85125-467-9-100)

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Abstract

Brain Computer Interface (BCI) controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) has been proposed in literature for rehabilitation of spinal cord injury (SCI) and stroke patients [1, 2]. It is believed that faster rehabilitation can be achieved by combining the activation of the motor pathways through motor imagery (MI) and sensory pathways using FES [3]. Currently, suggested solutions typically rely on costly equipment, limiting their application to a hospital environment. The period of potential rehabilitation for patients is longer than the average time spent at the hospital post-injury; therefore patients would benefit from extended homebased therapy with an inexpensive, user-friendly device. Here we propose a portable BCI system consisting of a wireless multi-channel headset (EPOC, Emotiv, USA) and a tablet (ASUS Win 8.1), combined with multichannel FES (Rehastim, Hasomed, Germany).

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Al-Taleb, Mr Manaf and Vuckovic, Dr Aleksandra
Authors: Al-Taleb, M. K., and Vuckovic, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering

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