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Simultaneous NIRS and kinematics study of planning and execution of motor skill task: towards cerebral palsy rehabilitation
Author(s): Ujwal Chaudhary; Bryant Thompson; Jean Gonzalez; Young-Jin Jung; Jennifer Davis; Patricia Gonzalez; Kyle Rice; Martha Bloyer; Leonard Elbaum; Anuradha Godavarty
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Paper Abstract

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a term that describes a group of motor impairment syndromes secondary to genetic and/or acquired disorders of the developing brain. In the current study, NIRS and motion capture were used simultaneously to correlate the brain’s planning and execution activity during and with arm movement in healthy individual. The prefrontal region of the brain is non-invasively imaged using a custom built continuous-wave based near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) system. The kinematics of the arm movement during the studies is recorded using an infrared based motion capture system, Qualisys. During the study, the subjects (over 18 years) performed 30 sec of arm movement followed by 30 sec rest for 5 times, both with their dominant and non-dominant arm. The optical signal acquired from NIRS system was processed to elucidate the activation and lateralization in the prefrontal region of participants. The preliminary results show difference, in terms of change in optical response, between task and rest in healthy adults. Currently simultaneous NIRS imaging and kinematics data are acquired in healthy individual and individual with CP in order to correlate brain activity to arm movement in real-time. The study has significant implication in elucidating the evolution in the functional activity of the brain as the physical movement of the arm evolves using NIRS. Hence the study has potential in augmenting the designing of training and hence rehabilitation regime for individuals with CP via kinematic monitoring and imaging brain activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8565, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IX, 85655A (8 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004746
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Ujwal Chaudhary, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Bryant Thompson, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Jean Gonzalez, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Young-Jin Jung, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Jennifer Davis, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Patricia Gonzalez, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Kyle Rice, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Martha Bloyer, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Leonard Elbaum, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Anuradha Godavarty, Florida International Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8565:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IX
Andreas Mandelis; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Henry Hirschberg; Hyun Wook Kang; Nikiforos Kollias; Melissa J. Suter; Kenton W. Gregory; Guillermo J. Tearney; Stephen Lam; Bernard Choi; Steen J. Madsen; Bodo E. Knudsen; E. Duco Jansen; Justus F. Ilgner; Haishan Zeng; Matthew Brenner; Laura Marcu, Editor(s)

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