Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation during a Robotic Upper Limb Task


In this project, we investigate the use of a commercial upper-limb rehabilitation robotic platform (BURT, BarrettTechnology) in combination with galvanic vestibular stimulation (non-invasive electrical stimulation) and a computer task (Unity, Unity Technologies) to improve motor performance.

We employed noisy galvanic vestibular stimulation to test if healthy participants would improve their motor performance while tracking a 2D target on a computer screen. Participants interacted with the task via two robotic devices and were asked to follow the target as accurate as possible. During the session, participants received either sham or noisy stimulation.

Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation during a Robotic Upper Limb Task