Learning a Locomotor Task: With or without Errors?

Schneider, Jasmin; Jaeger, Lukas; Hollnagel, Christoph; Riener, Robert; Marchal Crespo, Laura (2013). Learning a Locomotor Task: With or without Errors? In: Pons, José L; Torricelli, Diego; Pajaro, Marta (eds.) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation. Biosystems & Biorobotics: Vol. 1 (pp. 17-21). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_3

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In this study, the impact of robotic motor learning strategies that amplify or reduce errors on movement performance and muscle activation was investigated in 22 healthy subjects. The MAgnetic Resonance COmpatible Stepper (MARCOS) was used to execute the experiment where the robot moved the dominant leg passively and the subject was requested to actively synchronize the non-dominant leg to achieve an alternating stepping like movement. It was found that error amplification is the most difficult strategy for the subjects, arouses the highest muscle activation, brings an after effect and also seems to provoke the best motor learning in the less skilled subjects. Skilled subjects could not improve their performance, probably because the task was too easy. The impacts of these strategies on patients and brain activation need further investigations.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Motor Learning and Neurorehabilitation
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation

UniBE Contributor:

Riener, Robert and Marchal Crespo, Laura

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISSN:

2195-3562

ISBN:

978-3-642-34545-6

Series:

Biosystems & Biorobotics

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Angela Amira Botros

Date Deposited:

18 Jun 2018 13:36

Last Modified:

18 Jun 2019 17:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_3

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/117042

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