Tuning of parameters for a vibrotactile kinaesthetic feedback system utilizing tactile illusions

Lea Hehenberger, Andreea Ioana Sburlea, Gernot Müller-Putz

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Kinaesthetic and haptic somatosensory feedback is an integral part of the natural movement feedback loop. Afflictions like spinal cord injury potentially disrupt both efferent and afferent pathways, and thus neuroprosthesis research must address both control and feedback. Artificial somatosensory feedback has great potential to inform the user in an intuitive way and facilitate the integration of a prosthesis into their body image.
Our aim is to provide kinaesthetic feedback of arm movements via a sparse grid of vibrating actuators, manipulating actuator intensities in such a way that tactile illusions of temporally and spatially continuous movement are evoked. To this end, we examine parameter spaces of apparent tactile motion and phantom sensations, in order to design a comprehensive feedback system.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2019
Event8th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2019: Bridging Science and Application - Petersgasse 16, Graz, Austria
Duration: 16 Sept 201920 Sept 2019
Conference number: 8


Conference8th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleGBCIC 2019
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Sensory Systems

Fields of Expertise

  • Human- & Biotechnology

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