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Virtual Reality Based System for Investigation of Peripheral Vestibular Function

  • Skirmantas Stanaitis
  • Mindaugas Marozas
  • Milda Šileikaitė
  • Rasa Liutkevičienė
  • Virgilijus Ulozas
  • Vaidotas MarozasEmail author
  • Ingrida Ulozienė
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 57)

Abstract

A prototype of virtual reality based system for investigation of peripheral vestibular function was presented. The system uses low cost head-mounted display (HMD) Oculus Rift 1 with built-in head orientation tracker and custom developed software. There were two virtual reality based tests implemented for investigation of peripheral vestibular function: subjective visual vertical and head tilt. HMD allowed to extend the tests by inclusion of dynamic 3D type disturbances. 38 normal subjects participated in the pilot study and were screened by using the proposed and reference methods. The experimental results suggest that virtual reality system Oculus Rift is able to generate the required visual stimuli and measure orientation parameters during subjective vertical tests. The research should be extended by inclusion of subjects with vestibular dysfunction.

Keywords

Head-mounted display Oculus rift Subjective vertical test Head tilt test 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Skirmantas Stanaitis
    • 1
    • 4
  • Mindaugas Marozas
    • 1
  • Milda Šileikaitė
    • 2
  • Rasa Liutkevičienė
    • 3
  • Virgilijus Ulozas
    • 2
  • Vaidotas Marozas
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Ingrida Ulozienė
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomedical Engineering InstituteKaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania
  2. 2.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyLithuanian University of Health SciencesKaunasLithuania
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyLithuanian University of Health SciencesKaunasLithuania
  4. 4.Department of Electronics EngineeringKaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania

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