Error Augmentation: The Alternative Approach to Treat Brain InjuryCarmeli E*
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, Israel
- Corresponding Author:
- Carmeli E
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, Israel
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 30, 2016; Accepted Date: December 19, 2016; Published Date: December 22, 2016
Citation: Carmeli E (2016) Error Augmentation: The Alternative Approach to Treat Brain Injury. J Aging Sci 4:165. doi: 10.4172/2329-8847.1000165
Copyright: © 2016 Carmeli E. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Enhancement of sensory motor performance is vital in rehabilitation after brain injury. This short communication discusses a new approach in motor learning and rehabilitation: The error augmentation (EA) which utilizes incorrect visual and proprioceptive feedback to improve motor adaptation. In EA technology, the computer distinguishes and amplifies errors in a patient's movement from a preferred trajectory, or modifies the visual feedback of the movement trajectory, and consequently gives emphasis to visual and sensory feedback. The existence of this error in visual input requires from patients to reinforce their motor control as they work against the error-driven disturbance to the movements, at the same time it enhances motivation to learn by making even little errors seem great.