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Portable virtual vestibular stimulation

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Synnott, J, McCullagh, PJ, Kelly, Greg, McAllister, HG and Houston, H. G. (2009) Portable virtual vestibular stimulation. In: 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, Larnaca, Cyprus. IEEE. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITAB.2009.5394316

DOI: doi:10.1109/ITAB.2009.5394316

Abstract

Vestibular dysfunction is associated with thedevelopmental delay of motor and attention skills. Integrity ofthe vestibular and visual systems manifest in rapid side to sideeye movement called nystagmus. This may be evoked byphysical rotation or caloric stimulation to the ear drums. Theapproach in this technological advance explores whethercontrolled rotation of the environment can induce thenystagmus in healthy adult subjects. This provides a portablesolution which utilizes technology associated with virtualreality. VR allows a level of control not possible in the 'real'world and allows the therapist a degree of control over theenvironment that is not normally possible. Initial testingillustrates that nystagmus is apparent in the electro-ocularrecording during stimulation, but so far, does not persistbeyond the stimulation period.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:14131
Deposited By:Dr Paul McCullagh
Deposited On:16 Jun 2010 11:55
Last Modified:11 Apr 2013 11:37

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