Neck brace as a "hands-free" joystick for orientation control

Sunil Agrawal
March 14, 2019

Video gamers use joysticks routinely. We ask the following question in this paper - Can the head-neck be used to control orientation tasks similar to hand-wrist? A study was conducted with 14 healthy participants who controlled the head orientation of an avatar on a computer screen using the motion of their head-neck and a hand-wrist. Please see the results of this study that was published in a recent paper in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 123, No. 2, authored by members of the ROAR group.