A new device for assessing Subjective haptic Vertical

Matteo Cavalleri, Daniele Brambilla, Gianluigi Reni

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Abstract

In otoneurology the analisys of Subjective Vertical perception is a useful tool to investigate macular function and central otolithic pathways. The Subjective Vertical is perceived using visual, vestibular and proprioceptive subsystems. In this work we propose a new device that can assess just the tactile / somatosensory subsystem contribution compared to other commercial devices that investigate the other subsystems. The developed instrumentation is made by a bar equipped with two orthogonally oriented Micro Electro Mechanical System accelerometers that transmit data to a remote visualization apparatus. During the examination, the patient handles the bar and must align it along the direction perceived as "vertical".

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages6076-6079
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 3 2006

Other

Other28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/30/069/3/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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