A Novel Method for Assessing Sense of Body Ownership Using Electroencephalography

Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Laboratory, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pontedera 56025, Italy.
IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering (Impact Factor: 2.35). 01/2011; 58(1):12-5. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2010.2076282
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A successful substitution of an upper limb is possible when the prosthesis is recognized by amputees as a part of their body scheme. A new system alternative to functional magnetic resonance imaging for evaluating the sense of ownership during the rubber hand experiment, using noninvasive electroencephalography recordings, is described, and encouraging results are presented.

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    ABSTRACT: With the advent of sophisticated prosthetic limbs, the challenge is now to develop and demonstrate optimal closed-loop control of the these limbs using neural measurements from single/multiple unit activity (SUA/MUA), electrocorticography (ECoG), local field potentials (LFP), scalp electroencephalography (EEG) or even electromyography (EMG) after targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) in subjects with upper limb disarticulation. In this paper we propose design principles for developing a noninvasive EEG-based brain-machine interface (BMI) for dexterous control of a high degree-of-freedom, biologically realistic limb.
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