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Robot Interaction

We're looking at how brains function by evaluating upper limb movements. Using the KINARM Robot, we can test motor control.  We have collected data of nearly 100 kids from 5 - 18 years of age and we are analysing cognitive, perceptive and motor control milestones. 

Using an exoskeleton, we can play a variety of different games including: 

1)    Visually Guided Reaching: Move the light representing their fingertip to a target.
2)     Reverse Visually Guided Reaching: Move the light representing their fingertip to a target, with the light                   moving in the opposite direction of the hand.
3)     Object Hit: Virtual paddles will represent the participant’s fingertips, and red targets will drop from the top of          the screen. The goal is to hit as many of the targets away as possible with the paddles.
4)    Object Hit and Avoid: Again, there will be paddles and red targets will drop from the top of the screen. Only             certain targets should be hit, all others should be avoided.
5)    Arm Position Matching: The KINARM exoskeleton robot will move one arm, and the participant will be asked to         mirror match the position with the other, without vision of the arms.
6)     Ball on Bar: The participant will be asked to align the ball with targets that appear by moving a virtual bar,             without allowing the ball to fall off the bar.
7)    Spatial Span: The participant will be required to memorize a sequence of selected targets, which they will then           be asked to select from sixteen possible choices.
8)     Trail Making: The participant will be asked to connect the numbered targets in sequential order. The second             trial will involve connecting targets in order following the pattern 1, A, 2, B, etc.

If you wish to participate, please visit: http://neuroscience.queensu.ca/events/participate/kinarmkids
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Claire Davies,
Feb 8, 2017, 11:02 AM
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