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Virtual Physical Therapist for Upper Extremity Motor Control in Parkinson’s Disease Patients - UO (PRISME) and Vilnius Tech

Axe : Signal

Mots-clés : santé, neurone mirroir

Contact : Michel HARITOPOULOS (pré

Parkinson’s Disease is a common neurodegenerative disease affecting neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Those neurons based in the basal ganglia area of the brain produce are responsible for the dopamine production. When the become impaired or die coordination and movement problems appear to PD patients. The recent discovery of mirror neurons has led to the development of a new rehabilitation method called Action Observation Training is a physical rehabilitation approach through observation and imitation. Its efficacy on patients with stroke and cerebral palsy paved the way for further scientific exploration. The aim of the proposed project is to apply Action Observation Training with augmented feedback to PD patients in order not only to improve upper limb function but also to allow them to retain those skills after the completion of therapy