Development of a tactile angle stimuli presentation device for tactile cognitive function discrimination

Mohd Usairy Syafiq, Yu Yinghua, Jiajia Yang, Jinglong Wu

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Abstract

We have developed a novel automated device for assessing and training cognitive function on tactile senses. The device is capable of investigating tactile pattern discrimination. Tactile patterns are fixed to a conveyor belt and presented continuously to the subject. We used two gears to convert power from a stepping motor into a rotary movement of the belt. 16 different types of angle patterns can be presented in one diagnosis. Development of the device was intended to support our previous study about deficits in tactile discrimination because of aging and cognition disease, suggesting that the device provides a bright future for investigating cognitive function of touch discrimination. Expectantly, the device will be the medium to enable the future application for early diagnosis of dementia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages116-121
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467355582
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 10th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013 - Takamastu, Japan
Duration: Aug 4 2013Aug 7 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013

Other

Other2013 10th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013
CountryJapan
CityTakamastu
Period8/4/138/7/13

Keywords

  • $working memory
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Biomechanics
  • Cognitive function deficit
  • Tactile angle discrimination
  • Tactile presentation system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Syafiq, M. U., Yinghua, Y., Yang, J., & Wu, J. (2013). Development of a tactile angle stimuli presentation device for tactile cognitive function discrimination. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013 (pp. 116-121). [6617903] (2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2013.6617903