Automated variable stimulus tendon tapping modulates somatosensory evoked potentials

Waiman Meinhold, Shin Ichi Izumi, Jun Ueda

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Abstract

Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs) are an important tool for both basic neuroscience research and evaluation of therapeutic techniques. While a large body of work exists in the study of electrically induced SSEPs both as a metric for therapeutic performance and tool for physiological research, comparatively little work has explored stretch response SSEPs evoked via tendon tapping. The measurement of SSEPs necessitates both timing and stimulation intensity consistency. This work presents an evaluation of a simple tapping device for automating this procedure and a comparison to manual tendon tapping demonstrating significantly reduced variability in both timing and intensity. The variable intensity nature of automated tapping is then used to measure SSEPs in a single subject, with apparent modulation of peak-peak amplitude by stimulation intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 16th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2019
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1025-1030
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728127552
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2019 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2019 Jun 242019 Jun 28

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Volume2019-June
ISSN (Print)1945-7898
ISSN (Electronic)1945-7901

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2019
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period19/6/2419/6/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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