Supporting Rehabilitation Process in Children by Means of Mechatronic System for Kinesitherapy Using EEG Sensor
This paper presents an interactive mechatronic device which serves the purpose of rehabilitation of small children with lower limbs dysfunction. It is shown that upon application of EEG technology, EEG sensor has the role of controlling the whole rehabilitation process. The assessment of the degree of the child’s involvement in the improvement process is made on the basis of the obtained course of the brain waves. The achieved level of concentration is further used as feedback in the control loop of the change of multimedia content. Such approach makes the children under rehabilitation notice the relation between their own activity and the reaction of the equipment and thus learns how to consciously focus and stay alert. This new equipment allows the child to do prophylactic and correctional exercises with simultaneous psychological stimulation. This aspect allows using natural abilities of brain development in small children to a maximum degree.
Algirdas V. Valiulis, Olegas Černašėjus and Vadim Mokšin
I. Chuchnowska and A. Sękala, "Supporting Rehabilitation Process in Children by Means of Mechatronic System for Kinesitherapy Using EEG Sensor", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 220-221, pp. 33-36, 2015