A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Real-Time Human Body and Brain Monitoring During Horseback Riding Simulator by Means of Inertial Motion Capture and EEG Systems

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Publication Details
Authors: Byzova Alina, Hekmatmanesh Amin, Roozbahani Hamid, Handroos Heikki, Hakansson Nils, Lankarani Hamid M.
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): OAJ / IEEE
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: IEEE Access
Volume number: 8
Start page: 162163
End page: 162171
Number of pages: 9
eISSN: 2169-3536
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2020091669737


One type of effective muscular disorders therapy is horseback riding. The main objective of the present study is developing a physiotherapeutic simulator (concept proof) instead of a real horse though employing the Electroencephalography (EEG) amplifier and inertial motion capture system (IMCS). In the experiment, the professional and non-professional rider’s body movements and brain-behaviors monitored during the horseback riding simulator. The computational analysis for identifying the alterations of the pelvic area activity among two group riders were considered based on the IMCS. The EEG system was used for investigating the brain signals of the experienced horseback rider who had never experienced using horse simulator. For this purpose, the following experiments were handled, representing body and brain-behavior. As a result, it was concluded, that inexperienced horseback riders tend to make movement mistakes while riding a simulator, which may cause asymmetry shift in external hip and back regions. The study of EEG shows that the frontal lobes, which are responsible for intelligence and concentration were activated. Also, thetemporalandtheparietalareasofthebrainwhichareresponsibleformovementsandvisionwereactivated significantly, respectively.

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