Virtual Reality, Visual Cliffs, and Movement Disorders

Rachneet Kaur, Xun Lin, Alexander Layton, Manuel Hernandez, Richard Sowers

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Abstract

We outline an experimental setup designed to dynamically understand neural responses to visual cliffs while walking. The goal of our work is understanding and mitigating fear of falling, particularly among the elderly. In our setup, an EEG cap monitors a subject's neural activity while the subject is immersed in a virtual world and walking on an instrumented treadmill. The subject's response to visual stimuli is measured by both the EEG cap and by speed and pressure data from the treadmill. Based on this data, we can dynamically alter the landscape in the virtual world. We hope that our setup may be useful in helping subjects develop mechanisms to compensate for significant fear of falling while walking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages81-84
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636466
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2018
Event40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2018Jul 21 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period7/18/187/21/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Kaur, R., Lin, X., Layton, A., Hernandez, M., & Sowers, R. (2018). Virtual Reality, Visual Cliffs, and Movement Disorders. In 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018 (pp. 81-84). [8512246] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; Vol. 2018-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2018.8512246