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fMRI Compatible Haptic Interfaces to Investigate Human Motor Control [chapter]

Etienne Burdet, Roger Gassert, Ganesh Gowrishankar, Dominique Chapuis, Hannes Bleuler
2006 Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics  
We are developing haptic interfaces compatible with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the brain mechanisms of motor control in humans.  ...  Our concept is based on a hydrostatic master-slave system used to power the robot near the scanner from outside the shielded MR room.  ...  Acknowledgement We thank Roland Moser for his contribution to this project. References  ... 
doi:10.1007/11552246_3 fatcat:cq625y4m4fdltjmbvvzx42fs6y

Magnetic Resonance–Compatible Robotic and Mechatronics Systems for Image-Guided Interventions and Rehabilitation: A Review Study

Nikolaos V. Tsekos, Azadeh Khanicheh, Eftychios Christoforou, Constantinos Mavroidis
2007 Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering  
demand for the development of magnetic resonance (MR)compatible robotic/mechatronic systems.  ...  The continuous technological progress of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as its widespread clinical use as a highly sensitive tool in diagnostics and advanced brain research, has brought a high  ...  Functional brain imaging-specific systems for fMRI studies in neuroscience and neuron rehabilitation include devices designed to measure forces exerted by subjects in their limb (68, 70, 103) , tactile  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev.bioeng.9.121806.160642 pmid:17439358 fatcat:q76gfrkrbfarxlfujbhr3qgu64

Design of a new fMRI compatible haptic interface

Siqiao Li, Antonio Frisoli, Luigi Borelli, Massimo Bergamasco, Markus Raabe, Mark W. Greenlee
2009 World Haptics 2009 - Third Joint EuroHaptics conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems  
In this paper, we present the design of a new fMRI compatible haptic interface with 3DOFs, based on electrical DC actuation, for the study of brain mechanisms of human motor control.  ...  A further optimization of the mechanical design was then conducted in order to reduce the torque requested to the actuators for gravity compensation and consequently improve the performance of the manipulator  ...  The motivation of this study was to design an fMRI compatible robot, based on electrical DC actuation, with a spatial parallel kinematics to allow the execution of hand movements during neuroscience experiments  ... 
doi:10.1109/whc.2009.4810837 dblp:conf/haptics/LiFBBRG09 fatcat:qnur7ig4gfhzfnwcpirbuflzna

Neuroscience robotics to investigate multisensory integration and bodily awareness

J. Duenas, D. Chapuis, C. Pfeiffer, R. Martuzzi, S. Ionta, O. Blanke, R. Gassert
2011 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
The MR-compatibility of the system was evaluated in both a 3 and a 7 Tesla scanner and showed negligible interference with brain imaging.  ...  In a preliminary study using a prototype device with only one tactile stimulator, fMRI data acquired on 12 healthy participants showed visuo-tactile synchrony-related and body-specific modulations of the  ...  This work was supported in part by a private foundation, the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) of the Geneva and Lausanne Universities, EPFL, and the Leenaards and Louis-Jeantet foundations. D.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iembs.2011.6092059 pmid:22256283 dblp:conf/embc/DuenasCPMIBG11 fatcat:quzqgodtvbgdfatctfv7fv7xwm

ReGrasp, a robotic tool to investigate fine motor control and track therapy-induced neuroplasticity

Julio Duenas, Olivier Lambercy, Dominique Chapuis, Roger Gassert
2010 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
This paper presents the development and evaluation of a novel robotic tool for fMRI-based neuroscience studies allowing to investigate the neural mechanisms of dynamic precision grip and track therapy-induced  ...  In this proof of principle study we investigate the feasibility of high-fidelity haptic interaction with human motion using remote sensing and actuation.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank Dario Fenner, Masayuki Hara, Jordi Campos, Tobias Kober and Bogdan Vigaru for their contribution to this work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.2010.5509691 dblp:conf/icra/DuenasLCG10 fatcat:d3ry55xdb5hk5m6csot5dwuonu

Compliant force-feedback actuation for accurate robot-mediated sensorimotor interaction protocols during fMRI

Fabrizio Sergi, Andrew Erwin, Brian Cera, Marcia K. O'Malley
2014 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics  
We propose and describe two novel force-feedback actuation systems to support accurate robot-mediated wrist motor protocols during fMRI: a co-located actuation approach and a remote actuation system based  ...  Through a detailed description of the actuators design, we show how the choice between colocated and non co-located actuation influences the design of a wrist exoskeleton, to be used for robot-mediated  ...  CONCLUSIONS In this paper, we presented two actuation systems based on force-feedabck, designed for inclusion in an MR-compatible robot for wrist movement protocols during fMRI.  ... 
doi:10.1109/biorob.2014.6913920 dblp:conf/biorob/SergiECO14 fatcat:2f7yjhec4nck7lv6lgtb237t2a

Haptic fMRI: Combining functional neuroimaging with haptics for studying the brain's motor control representation

Samir Menon, Gerald Brantner, Chris Aholt, Kendrick Kay, Oussama Khatib
2013 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  
We implement this Haptic fMRI platform with a novel haptic device, the Haptic fMRI Interface (HFI), and demonstrate its suitability for motor neuroimaging studies.  ...  In this paper, we propose a novel experimental platform that combines Functional MRI (fMRI) neuroimaging, haptic virtual simulation environments, and an fMRI-compatible haptic device for real-time haptic  ...  Finally, we thank Laima Baltusis and Robert Dougherty for helping develop fMRI scanning and data processing protocols.  ... 
doi:10.1109/embc.2013.6610456 pmid:24110643 dblp:conf/embc/MenonBAKK13 fatcat:3d66m6zidvgwbonu3rl7h3oydu

A proof-of-concept study for developing integrated two-photon microscopic and magnetic resonance imaging modality at ultrahigh field of 16.4 tesla

Meng Cui, Yifeng Zhou, Bowen Wei, Xiao-Hong Zhu, Wei Zhu, Mark A. Sanders, Kamil Ugurbil, Wei Chen
2017 Scientific Reports  
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) based on the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) contrast has gained a prominent position in neuroscience for imaging neuronal activity and studying effective  ...  Here we report the first demonstration to integrate high-resolution two-photon fluorescence microscopy (TPM) with a 16.4 tesla MRI system, which proves the concept and feasibility for performing simultaneous  ...  The authors thank the generous rental of the laser machine from Spectrum-Physics. Author Contributions W.C. and M.C. devised and supervised the study. M.C. designed the optical imaging system.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-017-02864-0 pmid:28578390 pmcid:PMC5457450 fatcat:xwmhi2wpcrctzofkuott5h74zu

fMRI-Compatible Robotic Interfaces with Fluidic Actuation

Ningbo Yu, Christoph Hollnagel, Armin Blickenstorfer, Spyros Kollias, Robert Riener
2008 Robotics: Science and Systems IV  
Actuation is a major challenge in the development of robotic systems intended to work in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) procedures, due to the high magnetic fields and limited space in the  ...  In this work we developed two robotic interface devices, one with hydraulic and another with pneumatic actuation, to control one degree-of-freedom translational movements of a user that performs fMRI tasks  ...  Roger Lüchinger and the MR center of ETH and University Zurich for providing the MRI scanner facility.  ... 
doi:10.15607/rss.2008.iv.026 dblp:conf/rss/YuHBKR08 fatcat:z6pw7vqxnnbubdfigiagaew5l4

Comparison of MRI-Compatible Mechatronic Systems With Hydrodynamic and Pneumatic Actuation

Ningbo Yu, C. Hollnagel, A. Blickenstorfer, S.S. Kollias, R. Riener
2008 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
A; Kollias, S S; Riener, R (2008). Comparison of MRI-compatible mechatronic systems with hydrodynamic and pneumatic actuation. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 13(3):268-277.  ...  It has been demonstrated that both manipulandum systems were MRI-compatible and yielded no artifacts to fMRI images in a 3-T scanner.  ...  Murr, and A. Brunschweiler for their support for this work. They would also thank Prof. P. Bösiger, Dr. R.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2008.924041 fatcat:jym7wuxpnnhndcyt6m3rsaeavm

Development of a 2-DOF electrostatic haptic joystick for MRI/fMRI applications

M. Hara, G. Matthey, A. Yamamoto, D. Chapuis, R. Gassert, H. Bleuler, T. Higuchi
2009 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
This paper describes the development of a 2-DOF electrostatic haptic joystick designed for neuroscience studies in an MRI/fMRI.  ...  As for force sensing, a 2-DOF force sensor is developed using non-magnetic materials and optical fibers so as to measure interaction force with a user; hence, the haptic rendering is based on the admittance  ...  This study focuses on another non-magnetic actuator-a high power electrostatic motor-in order to provide a breakthrough for the abovementioned problems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.2009.5152850 dblp:conf/icra/HaraMYCGBH09 fatcat:qugbq53uvzeu3c4jpwb5dpxkeq

MRI Compatible, Customizable, and 3D Printable Microdrive for Neuroscience Research

Eunha Baeg, Raymond Doudlah, Robert Swader, Hyowon Lee, Minjun Han, Seong-Gi Kim, Ari Rosenberg, Byounghoon Kim
2021 eNeuro  
To validate the design of the microdrive, we conducted an EM-coupled fMRI study with a male macaque monkey.  ...  These designs provide a convenient, cost-effective approach to fabricating MRI compatible microdrives for neuroscience research.  ...  could enable the microdrive body to stay attached to the implant for an extended period of time, potentially with freely moving animals (Wilson et al., 2003; Greenberg and Wilson, 2004; Sun et al., 2006  ... 
doi:10.1523/eneuro.0495-20.2021 fatcat:xybjfih7sja3flattnjsj6knri

Kinesthetic Feedback During 2DOF Wrist Movements via a Novel MR-Compatible Robot

Andrew Erwin, Marcia K. O'Malley, David Ress, Fabrizio Sergi
2017 IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering  
The MR-SoftWrist, based on a novel design that combines parallel piezoelectric actuation with compliant force feedback, is capable of delivering 1.5 N·m of torque to the wrist of an interacting subject  ...  We finally validate the possibility of operation during fMRI via a case study involving one healthy subject.  ...  Previous approaches to multi-DOF MR-compatible haptic devices have included a 2DOF hydraulic system [17] , a 3DOF system using shielded electromagnetic motors [18] , and a proposed design for a 6DOF  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsre.2016.2634585 pmid:28114022 fatcat:gyy2zff6tfegphrnezh2dwcgnu

Feedback Regulation of Limb Position Characterized Using FMRI [chapter]

Aaron Suminski, Robert Scheidt
2014 Advanced Brain Neuroimaging Topics in Health and Disease - Methods and Applications  
"ansal for helpful suggestions regarding the statistical handling of the data, as well as Vanai Roopchansingh, Sally Durgerian, Matthew Verber and the MCW MRI technicians for assistance during FMRI data  ...  We thank Kristine Mosier and Steve Rao for constructive feedback on an earlier version of this manuscript, Jeff Goldstein for crafting the manipulandum, Dr. N.  ...  In this section we describe the design, performance characteristics and validation of a novel, MR compatible, degree-of-freedom DOF , pneumatically actuated robot for motor control research Fig. .  ... 
doi:10.5772/58267 fatcat:nnwkzm2qcvhztobrrjkvdqtpbq

Design and Application of a New Automated Fluidic Visceral Stimulation Device for Human fMRI Studies of Interoception

Behnaz Jarrahi, Roger Gassert, Johann Wanek, Lars Michels, Ulrich Mehnert, Spyros S. Kollias
2016 IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine  
INDEX TERMS MR-compatible sensors and actuators, fMRI, electrohydrostatic actuation, automation, visceral afferent processing.  ...  The design concept and performance of the device in the MRI environment are described.  ...  We addressed these challenges by designing a robust system, and subsequently tested its MR-compatibility and utility in a representative human fMRI experiment. II. MATERIAL AND METHODS A.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jtehm.2016.2538239 pmid:27551646 pmcid:PMC4991687 fatcat:5o3lahkqajeyfles25azqnmhnq
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