MARNIE – Merging Augmented Reality and Neurostimulation to Improve Enacting

Stroke in the visual cortex affects vision and brings a cascade of visuo-motor deficits. Within MARNIE I introduce new therapies based on precise control of visual input (augmented/virtual reality) combined with brain exercise (non-invasive neurostimulation) and movement tracking. This will improve patients’ acceptance and recovery, while reducing duration and costs. Exploiting the basic principles of neuroplasticity, I will combine high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation and augmented/virtual reality to get the brain in a ready-state and better perform visuo-motor rehabilitation programs. This will produce theoretical models of visuo-motor coordination, as a reference frame for future research, and will develop new techniques of positioning augmented and virtual objects for novel rehabilitation scenarios.