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Auditory feedback in robot-assisted rehabilitation

contact: prof. Giulio Rosati
centre: UniPd - DIMEG
start: 2009
Topic: Medicals
Project: SOUND


  This activity includes a set of experiments that use auditory feedback to augment assisted motor training exercises. In this context, the term auditory feedback denotes an audio signal, automatically generated and played back to the user in response to an action or an internal state of the system. The design of auditory feedback requires a set of sensors to capture the system state, a feedback function to map sensor signals into acoustic parameters, and a rendering engine to generate audio accordingly. We hypothesize here that properly designed auditory feedback could be used to aid user motivation in performing task-oriented motor exercises; to represent temporal and spatial information that can improve the motor learning process; to substitute other feedback modalities in case of their absence.
  This research is a joint collaboration between University of Padua (Dr. G. Rosati and Dr. F. Avanzini), University of California at Irvine (Dr. D. J. Reinkensmeyer) and University of Delaware (Dr. S. K. Agrawal).


Publications

D. Zanotto, G. Rosati, S. Spagnol, P. Stegall, and S. K. Agrawal
Effects of complementary auditory feedback in robot-assisted lower extremity motor adaptation
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 21(5):775-786, 2013

G. Rosati, A. Rodà, F. Avanzini, and S. Masiero
On the role of auditory feedback in robot-assisted movement training after stroke: Review of the literature
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2013(586138):1-15, 2013

F. Oscari, R. Secoli, F. Avanzini, G. Rosati, and D. J. Reinkensmeyer
Substituting auditory for visual feedback to adapt to altered dynamic and kinematic environments during reaching
Experimental Brain Research, 221(1):33-41, 2012

G. Rosati, F. Oscari, S. Spagnol, F. Avanzini, and S. Masiero
Effect of task-related continuous auditory feedback during learning of tracking motion exercises
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 9(79), 2012

S. Spagnol, M. Geronazzo, F. Avanzini, F. Oscari, and G. Rosati
Employing spatial sonification of target motion in tracking exercises
In Proceedings of the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference SMC 2012, Copenhagen, DK, July 11-14 2012

D. Zanotto, G. Rosati, F. Avanzini, P. Stegall, and S. K. Agrawal
Robot-assisted gait training with complementary auditory feedback: results on short-term motor adaptation
In Proc. of the 4th IEEE RAS/EMBS Int. Conf. on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics BIOROB 2012, pages 1388-1393, Roma, Italy, June 24-27 2012

R. Secoli, M.-H. Milot, G. Rosati, and D. J. Reinkensmeyer
Effect of visual distraction and auditory feedback on patient effort during robot-assisted movement training after stroke
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 8(21), 2011

G. Rosati, F. Oscari, D. J. Reinkensmeyer, R. Secoli, F. Avanzini, S. Spagnol, and S. Masiero
Improving robotics for neurorehabilitation: enhancing engagement, performance, and learning with auditory feedback
In Proceedings of the IEEE 12th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics ICORR2011, pages 341–346, Zurich, CH, June 29-July 1 2011

R. Secoli, G. Rosati, and D. J. Reinkensmeyer
Using sound feedback to counteract visual distractor during robot-assisted movement training
In Proceedings of the IEEE 8th International Workshop on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games HAVE2009, Lecco, Italy, November 7-8 2009

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