A basic study on the somatosensory display equipment for the virtual reality system for mice

Yuto Yoshida, Norihiro Katayama, Toshio Araya, Akihiro Karashima, Mitsuyuki Nakao

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Abstract

Recently, applications of virtual reality (VR) technologies to the neuroscience research for rodents have been attracting attention. However, since the conventional VR system for rodents does not have somatosensory feedback, it has not been thought that the immersiveness is sufficient. To overcome this problem, we have developed somatosensory display system for mice in the VR system. The system is composed of multiple-nozzle air-puff stimulator surrounding the mouse and an active spherical treadmill on which a pair of electromagnetic clutches and motors are mounted. By using the animal experiment, we confirmed that the somatosensory system worked well. For the next step, we will integrate the somatosensory display and the VR simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)O-381-O-382
JournalTransactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 17

Keywords

  • Behavioral testing
  • Neuroscience
  • Somatosensory display
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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