Conference Papers

Our talks and poster presentations in reverse chronological order.

  1. Corner, G., et al., Can exercise combined with cranial nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM) improve mobility in non-ambulatory people with MS? A case series (Poster), in Consortium of Mult. Scleros. Centers Annu. Mtg., 2016.
  2. Y.P. Danilov, Y.I. Verbny, K.L. Skinner, M.E. Tyler, K.A. Kaczmarek. Eye movement rehabilitation using tongue stimulation (CN-NINM technology): a set of case studies. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, USA, October 17-21, 2015.
  3. Verbny Y.I., Vishwanathan G., Skinner K., Tyler M., Kaczmarek K., Danilov Y. Enhancement of eye movements in Parkinson's disease as a result of CN-NINM intervention. - Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, USA, October 17-21, 2015.
  4. Y.P. Danilov, Y.I. Verbny, K.L. Skinner, M.E. Tyler, K.A. Kaczmarek. Eye movement rehabilitation using tongue stimulation (CN-NINM technology): a set of case studies. 12th  International Neuromodulation Congress, Montreal, Canada, June 2015.
  5. Y.P. Danilov, Y.I. Verbny, K.L. Skinner, M.E. Tyler, K.A. Kaczmarek. Eye movement rehabilitation by CN-NINM intervention: a set of case studies. NABIS conference, San Antonio, 2015.
  6. Y. Verbny, G. Vishwanathan, K. Skinner, M. Tyler, K. Kaczmarek, Y. Danilov. Eye movement enhancement in Parkinson's disease as a result of CN-NINM intervention: a case study, ARVO conference, Denver, CO, May 3-7, 2015.
  7. Y.P. Danilov, V.S. Kublanov, K.Ju. Retjunskij, T.S. Petrenko, M.V. Babich. Non-Invasive Multichannel Neurostimulators in Treatment of the Nervous System Disorders. BIODEVICES 2015, 8th International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, January 12-15.
  8. Y. Verbny; K. Skinner; M. Tyler; K. Kaczmarek; Y. Danilov. Eye movement rehabilitation by CN-NINM intervention in chronic stroke. ARVO conference, Orlando, Florida, 2014.
  9. Y. Danilov, K. Skinner, M. Tyler, Y. Verbny. Effects of CN-NINM Intervention on eye movement rehabilitation in chronic Stroke: A Pilot Study. Mechanisms of Action conference. Orlando, March 2014.
  10. Danilov, Y. P., M. E. Tyler, K. A. Kaczmarek and K. L. Skinner (2014). New approach to neurorehabilitation: Cranial nerve noninvasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM) technology. Proc. SPIE 9112, Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring IV, 91120L (5 June 2014)
  11. Danilov, Y, Skinner, K, Subbotin, A., Verbny, Y, Tyler, M, Kaczmarek, K. (2014) Cranial Nerve Non-Invasive Neuromodulation for Symptomatic Treatment of Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury. International Brain Injury Association's Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, San Francisco, CA, March 19-22. (poster)
  12. Danilov, Y, Skinner, K, Subbotin, A., Verbny, Y, Tyler, M, Kaczmarek, K. (2013). Effects of CN-NINM intervention on chronic stroke rehabilitation: a case study. Society for Neuroscience Annual Mtg., San Diego, California, Nov 9-14. (poster)
  13. Verby, Y, Skinner, K, Tyler, M, Kaczmarek, K, Danilov, Y. (2013). Effects of CN-NINM Intervention on eye movement rehabilitation in chronic stroke: a case study.  Society for Neuroscience Annual Mtg, San Diego, California, Nov 9-14. (poster)
  14. Danilov, Y., Subbotin, A., Skinner, K., Verbny, Y., Kaczmarek, K., Tyler, M. (2013). Cranial Nerve Non-Invasive Neuromodulation for Symptomatic Treatment of Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury. 31st Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee, Aug 4-7. (poster)
  15. Danilov, Y., Tyler, M., and Kaczmarek, K. (2012). New Approach to Chronic TBI Rehabilitation: Cranial Nerve Noninvasive Neuromodulation (CN-NINM Technology). Neurotrauma, Phoenix, Arizona, July 22-25. (poster)
  16. Danilov, Y., Tyler, M., Kaczmarek, K., Rust, K., Subbotin, A. (2011). Neurorehabilitation of Multiple Sclerosis symptoms using cranial nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM): controlled study.  Society for Neuroscience Annual Mtg, Washington D.C., Nov. 12-16. (poster 253.10)
  17. Danilov, Y., M. Tyler, K. A. Kaczmarek and C. Luzzio (2010). Rehabilitation of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's symptoms using cranial nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM). Soc. Neurosci. Annu. Mtg.
  18. Wildenberg, J., Meier, T., Nair, V., Tyler, M., Danilov, Y., Kaczmarek, K. A. and Meyerand, M. (2010). Altered connectivity after electrical tongue stimulation as measured by dynamic causal modeling. 16th Annual Mtg of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain. (poster)
  19. Kaczmarek, K. A., Perceptual dimensions of electrotactile stimulation,” Tactile Research Group meeting, St. Louis, Nov. 18, 2010.
  20. Danilov, Y., Tyler, M., Kaczmarek, K.A., and Luzzio, C. (2009). Rehabilitation of multiple sclerosis symptoms using cranial nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM), Society for Neuroscience Annual Mtg. (poster 640.12)
  21. Tyler, M.E., Braun, J.G., Danilov, Y.P. (2009). Spatial Mapping of Electrotactile Sensation Threshold and Intensity Range on the Human Tongue: Initial Results. Proc. 31st Annual Int. Conf. of IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc.; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Sept. 2-6.
  22. Wilson, J. A., E. A. Felton, L. M. Walton, K. A. Kaczmarek, Y. Danilov, M. Tyler and J. C. Williams (2008). Electrotactile vision substitution matches vision-only performance in a brain-computer interface movement task. Society for Neurosci. Annu. Mtg., Washington, DC.
  23. Wildenberg, J.C., Tyler, M.E., Danilov, Y.P., and Meyerand, M.E. (2008). Cranial-nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM) effects on cortical and sub-cortical activity as measured with BOLD-fMRI,  Society for Neuroscience Annual Mtg. (poster)
  24. Danilov, Y.P., Tyler, M.E., Wildenberg, J.C., and Meyerand, M.E. (2008). Neural pathways in cranial nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM),   Society for Neuroscience Annual Mtg. (poster)
  25. Wilson, J. A., L. M. Walton, K. A. Kaczmarek, Y. Danilov, M. Tyler and J. C. Williams (2008). 2-Dimensional electrotactile feedback for a brain-computer interface using a tongue-display system for sensory substitution. Society for Neurosci. Annu. Mtg., Washington, DC.
  26. Wilson, J.A., Walton, L.M., Tyler, M.E., Williams, J.C., Danilov, Y.P. and Kaczmarek, K.A. (2008). Electrotactile feedback on the tongue for a brain-computer interface. in [Neural Interface Workshop], October. 
  27. Tyler, M.E., Danilov, Y.P., Wildenberg, J.C. and Meyerand, M.E. (2008). Neural pathways in non-invasive neuromodulation.  in Proc. of Society for Neuroscience Annual Mtg., Washington, D.C., Nov.
  28. Danilov, Y.P., Tyler, M.E., and Kaczmarek, K.A. (2008). Electrotactile vision: Achievements, problems and perspective (abstract of poster). Int. J. Psychophysiol., vol. 69, pp. 162-163.
  29. Danilov, Y.P., Tyler, M.E. and Kaczmarek, K.A. (2008). Cranial-nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM): New approach to neurorehabilitation (abstract of poster). Int. J. Psychophysiol., vol. 69, pp. 301-302.
  30. Wood, S.J., Tyler, M.E., Bach-y-Rita, P., MacDougall, H.G., Moore, S.R., Stallings, V.L., Paloski, W.H., Black, F.O. (2007). Influence of electrotactile tongue feedback on controlling upright stance during rotational and/or translational sway-referencing with Galvanic vestibular stimulation. Proc. of 30th Ann. Midwinter Mtg of the Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology; Denver, CO. Feb.10-14.
  31. Okpara, U.O., Kaczmarek, K.A. and Tyler, M.E. (2007). Two perceptual dimensions result from manipulating electrotactile current and frequency. in Proc. Northeast BMES 2007 Conf., Stony Brook, New York, IEEE.
  32. Jayaraman, A., Kaczmarek, K.A., Tyler, M.E., and Okpara, U.O., (2007). Effect of localized ambient humidity on electrotactile skin resistance. in Proc. Northeast BMES 2007 Conf., Stony Brook, New York, IEEE.
  33. Metea, M. R., K. L. Skinner and Y. P. Danilov (2007). The BrainPort balance device as a potential aid in the rehabilitation of balance and mobility after stroke or traumatic brain injury (poster). Soc. Neurosci. Annu. Mtg.
  34. Skinner, K.L., Danilov, Y.P. (2007). Training with the BrainPortTM Balance Device has the Potential to Decrease the Risk of Falls of Elderly Patients with Vestibular Disorders. Abstracts of the 30th Annual Mid-Winter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Denver. CO, Feb 7-14.
  35. Stanley R.J, Skinner K.L., Danilov, Y.P. (2006). Effect of the BrainPortTM Balance Device on Patients with Mal de Debarquement Syndrome. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. Sept 17-20.
  36. Tyler, M.E., Skinner, K.L., Danilov, Y.P. (2006). Investigation of Effect of BrainPort Balance Device Training on Performance in Subjects with Chronic Balance Dysfunction Due to Vestibulo-Cerebellar Damage. Abstracts of the 29th Annual Mid-Winter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Feb 5-9; Baltimore, MD.
  37. Danilov, Y. P., Tyler, M. E., Skinner, K. L., Bach-y-Rita, P. (2006). Efficacy of electrotactile vestibular substitution in patients with bilateral vestibular and central balance loss, EMBS meeting, New York, Aug 28 – Sept 3.
  38. Danilov, Y. P., Skinner, K. L., Bach-y-Rita, P. (2006). Combined effect of electrotactile sensory substitution and cranial nerve stimulation in patients with central balance and movement disorders. Preliminary results, Society for Neuroscience meeting, Atlanta. poster 599.20.
  39. Tyler, M.E., Braun, J.G., Danilov, Y.,P. (2005). Spatial Mapping of Electrotactile Sensation Threshold and Intensity Range on the Human Tongue, IEEE.
  40. Danilov, Y., Tyler, M., Kamm, K., Bach-y-Rita, P. (2005). Surprising tongue: effects of electrotactile sensory substitution. AChemS XXVII, Chem. Senses.  30:A64.
  41. Black, F.O., Wood, S.J., Bach-Y-Rita, P., Danilov, Y.P., Tyler, M.E., Stallings, V.J. (2005). Electrotactile Sensory Supplementation of Gravitoinertial References to Optimize Sensori-Motor Recovery of Postural Stability in Bilateral Vestibular Loss Subjects. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Feb 19-24; New Orleans, LA. (poster).
  42. Danilov, Y., Tyler, M., Bach-y-Rita, P., Black, F.O. (2005). Effects of electrotactile vestibular substitution: pilot study. September. AAPM&R meeting.
  43. Danilov, Y.P., Tyler, M.E., Bach-y-Rita, P. (2004). Spectral analysis of head based stabilogram in young and elderly subjects. Society for Neuroscinece Mtg. San Diego, CA, Oct 23-27. (poster)
  44. Danilov, Y.P., Tyler, M.E., Bach-y-Rita, P. (2004). Effects of electrotactile head-based feedback on subjects with bilateral vestibular dysfunction, Barany Society, XXIII International congress, Paris.
  45. Danilov, Y.P., Tyler, M.E., Bach-y-Rita, P. (2004). Effects of electrotactile head-based feedback on subjects with bilateral vestibular dysfunction. J Vestib Res. 14(special issue):187. Abstract O193.
  46. Danilov, Y.P., Tyler, M.E., Bach-y-Rita, P. (2004) Asymmetry of head and body interactions during posture control in patients with bilateral vestibular dysfunction. Proceedings of the 34th International Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience; Oct 23-28; San Diego, CA. Program No. 867.1.
  47. Danilov, Y. (2004) Vestibular substitution for posture control, In.: Innovations technologiques et Handicap, Actes des Entretiens de l'Institut Garches, eds: F. Lofaso, JF Ravaud et A. Roby-Brami, Frison-Roche, Paris pp. 216-225.
  48. Danilov, Y., Tyler, M., Bach-y-Rita, P. (2003) Analysis of head stability in normal and bilateral vestibular dysfunction subjects. J. Neurosci. Abstr. 268.5.
  49. Danilov, Y.P., Tyler, M.E., Bach-y-Rita, P. (2003) Effects of electrotactile vestibular substitution on bilateral vestibular dysfunction subjects. BMES Annual Fall Meeting, Proc. of the 2003 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, October 23-28, Nashville, TN.
  50. Haase, S. J. and Kaczmarek, K. A. (2002). Perception of correlation via electrotactile displays. Proc. 43rd Annu. Mtg. Psychonom. Soc.
  51. Tyler, M. E., Haase, S. J., Kaczmarek, K. A. and Bach-y-Rita, P. (2002).  Development of an electrotactile glove for display of graphics for the blind: Preliminary Results. Proc. 2nd Joint Conf. IEEE EMBS and Biomed. Eng. Soc. pp. 2439-2440.
  52. Kim, D., Agarwal, A.K., Delisle, M.L., Tyler, M.E., & Beebe, D.J. (2002). "Geometric optimization of a tongue-operated switch array." Conference Proceedings, Accepted Collection: Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the Biomedical Engineering Societ Bibliography: A publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
  53. Agarwal, K., Nammi, K., Kaczmarek, K.A., Tyler, M.E. and Beebe, D.J. (2002). A hybrid natural/artificial electrostatic actuator for tactile stimulation. 2nd Annnu. Int. IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechn. Med. & Biol. pp. 341-345.
  54. Droessler, N., Tyler, M.E., Hall, D., & Ferrier, N.J. (2001). Sensory feedback from a robotic gripper through an tongue-based tactile interface: Preliminary results. Proc. 23rd Annual Int. Conf. of IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., Istanbul, Turkey; October 19-25.
  55. Agarwal, A.K., Kim, D., Delisle, M., Tang, H., Tyler, M.E, Beebe, D.J., (2001). Two-way communication through an oral-based tactile interface: Preliminary results.  Proc. 23rd Annual Int. Conf. of IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc.; Istanbul, Turkey; October 19-25.
  56. Kaczmarek, K.A. and Tyler, M.E. (2000). Effect of electrode geometry and intensity control method on comfort of electrotactile stimulation on the tongue. Proc. ASME Dyn. Sys. Contr. Div., Orlando, Florida, pp. 1239-1243.
  57. Ostrom, N.P., Kaczmarek, K.A. and Beebe, D.J. (1999). A microfabricated electrocutaneous tactile display. 21st Annu. Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., Atlanta, Georgia. p. 838.
  58. Danilov, Y. (1998). The structural and functional plasticity of the subcortical visual receptive fields. Abstracts of Biomedical Simulations Resource workshop, November.
  59. Bach-y-Rita, P. Kaczmarek, K.A. and Meier, K. (1998). The tongue as a man-machine interface: A wireless communication system. in Proc. Int. Symp. Info. Theory & Apps., Mexico City. 79-81.
  60. Kaczmarek, K.A.  Bach-y-Rita, P. and Tyler, M.E. (1998). Electrotactile pattern perception on the tongue. in 1998 Annu. Fall Mtg. Biomed. Eng. Soc., Cleveland, OH, vol. 26, Supp. 1, BMES. pp. S-131.
  61. Kaczmarek, K.A., Tyler, M.E. and Bach-y-Rita, P. (1997). Pattern identification on a fingertip-scanned electrotactile display. in Proc. 19th Annu. Int. Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., Chicago, IEEE. pp. 1694-1697.
  62. Beebe, D.J., Hymel, C.M., Kaczmarek, K.A. and Tyler, M.E. (1995). A polyimide-on-silicon electrostatic fingertip tactile display. in Proc. 17th Annu. Int. Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., Montreal, Canada, IEEE.  pp. 1545-1546.
  63. Antonino, P.H.D., and Kaczmarek, K. (1994). The influence of parallel current pathways in the electrotactile sensation threshold: Application to fingertip haptic display. in World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, IOP Publishing Ltd., Bristol, UK, pp. 873.
  64. Kaczmarek, K.A., Tyler, M.E., and Bach-y-Rita, P. (1994). Electrotactile haptic display on the fingertips: Preliminary results. in Proc. 16th Annu. Int. Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., Baltimore, IEEE. pp. 940-941.
  65. Tyler, M.E. (1990).  Tactile devices and perception.  Handbook on State-of-the-Art Technologies: Supplement to the Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Aids for the Visually Impaired.   Trace Research & Development Center, U.W.-Madison, WI.
  66. Kaczmarek, K.A., Webster, J.G. and Radwin, R.G. (1990). Periodic variations in the electrotactile sensation threshold. in Proc. Annu. Int. Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., Philadelphia, PA, P. C. Pedersen and B. Onaral, Ed., vol. 12, IEEE. pp. 1060-1061.
  67. Kaczmarek, K.A., and Webster, J.G. (1989). Voltage–current characteristics of the electrotactile skin–electrode interface.  in Proc. Annu. Int. Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., Seattle, WA, Y. Kim and F. A. Spelman, Ed., vol. 11, IEEE. pp. 1526-1527.
  68. Kaczmarek, K.A., Bach-y-Rita, P., Tompkins, W.J. and  Webster, J.G. (1984).  Multiplexed tactile-vision substitution system (abstract). Technology for Disabled Persons Conf., Chicago, Oct. 1–3.
  69. Kaczmarek, K.A., Bach-y-Rita, P., Tompkins, W.J. and Webster, J.G. (1984). A time-division multiplexed tactile vision substitution system.  Proc. Symp. Biosensors, Los Angeles, IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., pp. 101-106.

Project Directors

Our team is led by three project directors, Kurt Kaczmarek, Mitchell Tyler and Yuri Danilov, who have a combined total of 65 years of experience in neuroscience, biomedical science, and engineering. 

Our Research

Founded in 1992, the Tactile Com­mu­nication & Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We are a research center that uses the experience of many different areas of science to study the theory and application of applied neuro­plasticity, the brain’s ability to re­or­ganize in response to new informa­tion, needs, and pathways.

Our research is aimed at developing solutions for sensory and motor disorder rehabilitation.

Paul's Publications

Books

  • Bach-y-Rita, P. (1995) Nonsynaptic Diffusion Neurotransmission and Late Brain Reorganization Demos, New York.
  • Bach-y-Rita, P. (1989) (ed.). Traumatic Brain Iniury. Demos Publications, New York, pp. 331.
  • Bach-y-Rita, P. (1979) Brain Mechanisms in Sensory Substitution. Academic Press, New York, 1972. Spanish Edition: Mecanismos Cerebrales de la Sustitucion Sensorial. Editorial Trillas, Mex.  D.F., 1979, pp. 214.

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Publications 

  • Bach-y-Rita, P. El sistema internuncial oculomotor. Acta Neurol. Latinoamer. 2:65 71, 1956.
  • Olds, J., K.F. Killam-and P. Bach-y-Rita. Self-stimulation of the brain used as a screening method for tranquilizing drugs. Science 124:265-266, 1956.
  • Eliasson, S.G., J.E. Hyde and P. Bach-y-Rita. Effects of intravenous thiopental on spontaneous and evoked eye movements in cats. Amer. J. Physiol.194:203-208,1957.

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Conference Papers 

  • Bach-Y-Rita, P. "Neurology Beyond the Clinic:" The Divine Banquet of the Brain: and Other Essays, M. Critchley. Contemp. Psych. 26:124-125, 1981. LIMITED DISTRIBUTION
  • Cogan, A., J. Madey, W. Kaufman, G. Holmlund and P. Bach-Y-Rita. Pong Game as a Rehabilitation Device. Proceedings of Fourth Annual Conf. on Systems & Devices for the Disabled, Seattle, WA.; June 1-3, 1977.
  • Bach-y-Rita, P. (coauthor). Syllabus Chapter, Rehabilitation of Brain Disorders, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1985.

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