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On the role of auditory feedback in robot-assisted movement training after stroke: review of the literature.

Rosati G, Rodà A, Avanzini F, Masiero S - Comput Intell Neurosci (2013)

Bottom Line: After a brief introduction on rehabilitation robotics, the main concepts of auditory feedback are presented, together with relevant approaches, techniques, and technologies available in this domain.Current uses of auditory feedback in the context of technology-assisted rehabilitation are then reviewed.In particular, a comparative quantitative analysis over a large corpus of the recent literature suggests that the potential of auditory feedback in rehabilitation systems is currently and largely underexploited.

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Affiliation: Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova, Via Venezia 1, 35131 Padova, Italy.

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The goal of this paper is to address a topic that is rarely investigated in the literature of technology-assisted motor rehabilitation, that is, the integration of auditory feedback in the rehabilitation device. After a brief introduction on rehabilitation robotics, the main concepts of auditory feedback are presented, together with relevant approaches, techniques, and technologies available in this domain. Current uses of auditory feedback in the context of technology-assisted rehabilitation are then reviewed. In particular, a comparative quantitative analysis over a large corpus of the recent literature suggests that the potential of auditory feedback in rehabilitation systems is currently and largely underexploited. Finally, several scenarios are proposed in which the use of auditory feedback may contribute to overcome some of the main limitations of current rehabilitation systems, in terms of user engagement, development of acute-phase and home rehabilitation devices, learning of more complex motor tasks, and improving activities of daily living.

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Map of everyday sounds in Gaver taxonomy [69].
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fig1: Map of everyday sounds in Gaver taxonomy [69].

Mentions: Auditory icons are defined by Gaver [69] as “everyday sounds mapped to computer events by analogy with everyday sound-producing events.” One elementary example is the use of a sound of crunching paper to represent an emptying wastebasket. Gaver proposes a variety of algorithms that allow everyday sounds to be synthesized and controlled along meaningful dimensions of their sources. Starting from the three basic physical classes of sound events (solid, liquid, and gas), he identifies several categories of sound events of increasing temporal and spectral complexity, such as breaking, bouncing, spilling, and several more (see Figure 1).


On the role of auditory feedback in robot-assisted movement training after stroke: review of the literature.

Rosati G, Rodà A, Avanzini F, Masiero S - Comput Intell Neurosci (2013)

Map of everyday sounds in Gaver taxonomy [69].
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fig1: Map of everyday sounds in Gaver taxonomy [69].
Mentions: Auditory icons are defined by Gaver [69] as “everyday sounds mapped to computer events by analogy with everyday sound-producing events.” One elementary example is the use of a sound of crunching paper to represent an emptying wastebasket. Gaver proposes a variety of algorithms that allow everyday sounds to be synthesized and controlled along meaningful dimensions of their sources. Starting from the three basic physical classes of sound events (solid, liquid, and gas), he identifies several categories of sound events of increasing temporal and spectral complexity, such as breaking, bouncing, spilling, and several more (see Figure 1).

Bottom Line: After a brief introduction on rehabilitation robotics, the main concepts of auditory feedback are presented, together with relevant approaches, techniques, and technologies available in this domain.Current uses of auditory feedback in the context of technology-assisted rehabilitation are then reviewed.In particular, a comparative quantitative analysis over a large corpus of the recent literature suggests that the potential of auditory feedback in rehabilitation systems is currently and largely underexploited.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova, Via Venezia 1, 35131 Padova, Italy.

ABSTRACT
The goal of this paper is to address a topic that is rarely investigated in the literature of technology-assisted motor rehabilitation, that is, the integration of auditory feedback in the rehabilitation device. After a brief introduction on rehabilitation robotics, the main concepts of auditory feedback are presented, together with relevant approaches, techniques, and technologies available in this domain. Current uses of auditory feedback in the context of technology-assisted rehabilitation are then reviewed. In particular, a comparative quantitative analysis over a large corpus of the recent literature suggests that the potential of auditory feedback in rehabilitation systems is currently and largely underexploited. Finally, several scenarios are proposed in which the use of auditory feedback may contribute to overcome some of the main limitations of current rehabilitation systems, in terms of user engagement, development of acute-phase and home rehabilitation devices, learning of more complex motor tasks, and improving activities of daily living.

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