Development of a novel fMRI compatible stimulator system for tactile study

Yiheng Huang, Luyao Wang, Chunlin Li, Ritsu Go, Peng Peng, Tao Jiang, Qiang Huang, Jinglong Wu, Tianyi Yan

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Abstract

In this paper, we constructed a novel stimulator system that can present quantitatively controllable air puffs for the research of the human somatosensory system with functional magnetic imaging (fMRI). The developed stimulator system consists of an adjustable stimulus regulating apparatus, and a control box, which is synchronized with fMRI. The system allows regulation of 1mm aperture position in both horizontal and vertical plane by using a special customized adjuster. In addition, the stimulus regulating apparatus can suit different experimental requirements and easily be fixed to and untied from the digits. This new adjustable pneumatic air-jet stimulator system is portable, easy-to-assemble, and economical. A validation fMRI experiment indicated that stimulate different phalanx were induced in activation of different somatosensory areas. The developed device is expected to be utilized for fMRI studies of the tactile system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, CISP-BMEI 2017
EditorsSong Qiu, Hongying Liu, Li Sun, Lipo Wang, Qingli Li, Mei Zhou
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538619377
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 22 2018
Event10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, CISP-BMEI 2017 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Oct 14 2017Oct 16 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, CISP-BMEI 2017
Volume2018-January

Other

Other10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, CISP-BMEI 2017
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period10/14/1710/16/17

Keywords

  • MRI compatible devices
  • fMRI
  • finger somatosensory
  • pneumatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Huang, Y., Wang, L., Li, C., Go, R., Peng, P., Jiang, T., Huang, Q., Wu, J., & Yan, T. (2018). Development of a novel fMRI compatible stimulator system for tactile study. In S. Qiu, H. Liu, L. Sun, L. Wang, Q. Li, & M. Zhou (Eds.), Proceedings - 2017 10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, CISP-BMEI 2017 (pp. 1-6). (Proceedings - 2017 10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, CISP-BMEI 2017; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CISP-BMEI.2017.8302260