Can we climb with our eyes? Preliminary report on the effect of conflicting virtual scenery on leveled and inclined gait

Meir Plotnik, Y. Bahat, Y. A. Akiva, Y. Gimmon, R. Inzelberg, R. Kizony

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Abstract

We studied the effects of visual scenery modulation related to path inclination on gait performance. So far, seven young healthy adults were tested with an advanced virtual reality (VR) system. While walking on treadmill in a self-paced mode in straight, uphill and downhill inclinations, the subjects were exposed to visual scenery providing visual flow presenting either conflicting or matching visual inclination to the treadmill inclination. When visual scenery changed to uphill or downhill scenery, gait was immediately affected, even when no corresponding treadmill inclination. Further research is required to understand if this effect can be employed to facilitate rehabilitation programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages210-211
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781479907748
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 10th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Publication series

Name2013 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013

Conference

Conference2013 10th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period26/08/1329/08/13

Keywords

  • Gait
  • Gait modulation
  • Gait rehabilitation
  • Somatosensory
  • Visual scenery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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