Evaluating Neural Correlates of Constant-Therapy Neurorehabilitation Task Battery: An fNIRS Pilot Study

  • Jesse MarkEmail author
  • Banu Onaral
  • Hasan Ayaz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9743)


The development of cognitive task battery applications for rehabilitation in telemedicine is a rapidly evolving field, with several tablet or web based programs already helping those suffering from working memory dysfunction or attention deficit disorders. However, there is little physiological evidence supporting a measurably significant change in brain function from using these programs. The present study sought to provide an initial assessment using the portable and wearable neuroimaging modality of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) that can be used in ambulatory and home settings and has the potential to add value in the assessment of clinical patients’ recovery throughout their therapy.


Functional near-infrared spectroscopy fNIRS Cognitive test battery Neural rehabilitation Telemedicine Neuroergonomics 



The authors would like to thank Dr. Veera Anantha for his help with access to the Constant Therapy tasks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health SystemsDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Community HealthUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Division of General PediatricsChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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