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  1. Research

    Effects of variable practice on the motor learning outcomes in manual wheelchair propulsion

    Handrim wheelchair propulsion is a cyclic skill that needs to be learned during rehabilitation. It has been suggested that more variability in propulsion technique benefits the motor learning process of wheelc...

    Marika T. Leving, Riemer J. K. Vegter, Sonja de Groot and Lucas H. V. van der Woude

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:100

    Published on: 23 November 2016

  2. Research

    Physical activity outside of structured therapy during inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation

    Little information exists on the content of inpatient rehabilitation stay when individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are not engaged in structured rehabilitation therapy sessions. Investigation of inpatien...

    Dominik Zbogar, Janice J. Eng, William C. Miller, Andrei V. Krassioukov and Mary C. Verrier

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:99

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  3. Short report

    Locomotor training through a novel robotic platform for gait rehabilitation in pediatric population: short report

    Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disorder of posture and movement due to a defect in the immature brain. The use of robotic devices as alternative treatment to improve the gait function in patients with CP has increas...

    C. Bayón, S. Lerma, O. Ramírez, J.I. Serrano, M.D. Del Castillo, R. Raya, J.M. Belda-Lois, I. Martínez and E. Rocon

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:98

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  4. Research

    Exploratory analysis of real personal emergency response call conversations: considerations for personal emergency response spoken dialogue systems

    The purpose of this study was to derive data from real, recorded, personal emergency response call conversations to help improve the artificial intelligence and decision making capability of a spoken dialogue ...

    Victoria Young, Elizabeth Rochon and Alex Mihailidis

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:97

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  5. Research

    Benefits of virtual reality based cognitive rehabilitation through simulated activities of daily living: a randomized controlled trial with stroke patients

    Stroke is one of the most common causes of acquired disability, leaving numerous adults with cognitive and motor impairments, and affecting patients’ capability to live independently. There is substancial evid...

    Ana Lúcia Faria, Andreia Andrade, Luísa Soares and Sergi Bermúdez i Badia

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:96

    Published on: 2 November 2016

  6. Review

    Robotic quantification of upper extremity loss of independent joint control or flexion synergy in individuals with hemiparetic stroke: a review of paradigms addressing the effects of shoulder abduction loading

    Unsupported or “against-gravity” reaching and hand opening movements are greatly impaired in individuals with hemiparetic stroke. The reduction in reaching excursion and hand opening is thought to be primarily...

    Michael D. Ellis, Yiyun Lan, Jun Yao and Julius P. A. Dewald

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:95

    Published on: 29 October 2016

  7. Research

    Global cognitive function and processing speed are associated with gait and balance dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease

    Our primary objective was to determine the relationship between global cognitive function and specific domains of gait and balance in a cohort of Parkinson’s disease (PD) subjects. In a secondary analysis, we ...

    Gian Pal, Joan O’Keefe, Erin Robertson-Dick, Bryan Bernard, Sharlet Anderson and Deborah Hall

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:94

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  8. Research

    Do children and adolescent ice hockey players with and without a history of concussion differ in robotic testing of sensory, motor and cognitive function?

    KINARM end point robotic testing on a range of tasks evaluating sensory, motor and cognitive function in children/adolescents with no neurologic impairment has been shown to be reliable. The objective of this ...

    C. Elaine Little, Carolyn Emery, Stephen H. Scott, Willem Meeuwisse, Luz Palacios-Derflingher and Sean P. Dukelow

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:89

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  9. Research

    Robot-assisted and conventional therapies produce distinct rehabilitative trends in stroke survivors

    Comparing the efficacy of alternative therapeutic strategies for the rehabilitation of motor function in chronically impaired individuals is often inconclusive. For example, a recent randomized clinical trial ...

    Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas, Verena Klamroth-Marganska, Carolee J. Winstein and Robert Riener

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:92

    Published on: 11 October 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:101

  10. Research

    A robot-based behavioural task to quantify impairments in rapid motor decisions and actions after stroke

    Stroke can affect our ability to perform daily activities, although it can be difficult to identify the underlying functional impairment(s). Recent theories highlight the importance of sensory feedback in sele...

    Teige C. Bourke, Catherine R. Lowrey, Sean P. Dukelow, Stephen D. Bagg, Kathleen E. Norman and Stephen H. Scott

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:91

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  11. Research

    Learning to use a body-powered prosthesis: changes in functionality and kinematics

    Little is known about action-perception learning processes underlying prosthetic skills in body-powered prosthesis users. Body-powered prostheses are controlled through a harness connected by a cable that migh...

    Laura H. B. Huinink, Hanneke Bouwsema, Dick H. Plettenburg, Corry K. van der Sluis and Raoul M. Bongers

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:90

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  12. Research

    Adaptive vs. non-adaptive cognitive training by means of a personalized App: a randomized trial in people with multiple sclerosis

    Cognitive impairment is common in multiple sclerosis (MS), but the definition of the best cognitive rehabilitation tools and features is still an open issue among researchers. The aims of the present study wer...

    Ludovico Pedullà, Giampaolo Brichetto, Andrea Tacchino, Claudio Vassallo, Paola Zaratin, Mario Alberto Battaglia, Laura Bonzano and Marco Bove

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:88

    Published on: 4 October 2016

  13. Research

    Effect of timing of hip extension assistance during loaded walking with a soft exosuit

    Recent advances in wearable robotic devices have demonstrated the ability to reduce the metabolic cost of walking by assisting the ankle joint. To achieve greater gains in the future it will be important to de...

    Ye Ding, Fausto A. Panizzolo, Christopher Siviy, Philippe Malcolm, Ignacio Galiana, Kenneth G. Holt and Conor J. Walsh

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:87

    Published on: 3 October 2016

  14. Research

    Identifying candidates for targeted gait rehabilitation after stroke: better prediction through biomechanics-informed characterization

    Walking speed has been used to predict the efficacy of gait training; however, poststroke motor impairments are heterogeneous and different biomechanical strategies may underlie the same walking speed. Identif...

    Louis N. Awad, Darcy S. Reisman, Ryan T. Pohlig and Stuart A. Binder-Macleod

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:84

    Published on: 23 September 2016

  15. Research

    Evaluation of upper extremity neurorehabilitation using technology: a European Delphi consensus study within the EU COST Action Network on Robotics for Neurorehabilitation

    The need for cost-effective neurorehabilitation is driving investment into technologies for patient assessment and treatment. Translation of these technologies into clinical practice is limited by a paucity of...

    Ann-Marie Hughes, Sofia Barbosa Bouças, Jane H. Burridge, Margit Alt Murphy, Jaap Buurke, Peter Feys, Verena Klamroth-Marganska, Ilse Lamers, Gerdienke Prange-Lasonder, Annick Timmermans and Thierry Keller

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:86

    Published on: 23 September 2016

  16. Research

    Quantifying dimensions of physical behavior in chronic pain conditions

    Chronic pain, defined as persistent or recurrent pain lasting longer than 3 months, is a frequent condition affecting an important percent of population worldwide. Pain chronicity can be caused by many differe...

    Anisoara Paraschiv-Ionescu, Christophe Perruchoud, Blaise Rutschmann, Eric Buchser and Kamiar Aminian

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:85

    Published on: 23 September 2016

  17. Research

    Technology-assisted stroke rehabilitation in Mexico: a pilot randomized trial comparing traditional therapy to circuit training in a Robot/technology-assisted therapy gym

    Stroke rehabilitation in low- and middle-income countries, such as Mexico, is often hampered by lack of clinical resources and funding. To provide a cost-effective solution for comprehensive post-stroke rehabi...

    Karla Bustamante Valles, Sandra Montes, Maria de Jesus Madrigal, Adan Burciaga, María Elena Martínez and Michelle J. Johnson

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:83

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  18. Research

    Performance-based robotic assistance during rhythmic arm exercises

    Rhythmic and discrete upper-limb movements are two fundamental motor primitives controlled by different neural pathways, at least partially. After stroke, both primitives can be impaired. Both conventional and...

    Patricia Leconte and Renaud Ronsse

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:82

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  19. Research

    Model-based variables for the kinematic assessment of upper-extremity impairments in post-stroke patients

    Common scales for clinical evaluation of post-stroke upper-limb motor recovery are often complemented with kinematic parameters extracted from movement trajectories. However, there is no a general consensus on...

    Alessandro Panarese, Elvira Pirondini, Peppino Tropea, Benedetta Cesqui, Federico Posteraro and Silvestro Micera

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:81

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  20. Review

    On the assessment of coordination between upper extremities: towards a common language between rehabilitation engineers, clinicians and neuroscientists

    Well-developed coordination of the upper extremities is critical for function in everyday life. Interlimb coordination is an intuitive, yet subjective concept that refers to spatio-temporal relationships betwe...

    Camila Shirota, Jelka Jansa, Javier Diaz, Sivakumar Balasubramanian, Stefano Mazzoleni, N. Alberto Borghese and Alejandro Melendez-Calderon

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:80

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  21. Research

    Rehabilitation of hemineglect of the left arm using movement detection bracelets activating a visual and acoustic alarm

    Hemineglect is frequent after right hemisphere stroke and prevents functional independence, but effective rehabilitation interventions are lacking. Our objective was to determine if a visual-acoustic alarm in ...

    Jose M. Trejo-Gabriel-Galan, V. Rogel-Melgosa, S. Gonzalez, J. Sedano, J. R. Villar and N. Arenaza-Basterrechea

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:79

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  22. Research

    Effects of a balance-based exergaming intervention using the Kinect sensor on posture stability in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: a single-blinded randomized controlled trial

    The present study examined the effects of a balance-based exergaming intervention using the Kinect sensor on postural stability and balance in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

    Meng-Che Shih, Ray-Yau Wang, Shih-Jung Cheng and Yea-Ru Yang

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:78

    Published on: 27 August 2016

  23. Research

    Auditory and visual cueing modulate cycling speed of older adults and persons with Parkinson’s disease in a Virtual Cycling (V-Cycle) system

    Evidence based virtual environments (VEs) that incorporate compensatory strategies such as cueing may change motor behavior and increase exercise intensity while also being engaging and motivating. The purpose...

    Rosemary Gallagher, Harish Damodaran, William G. Werner, Wendy Powell and Judith E. Deutsch

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:77

    Published on: 19 August 2016

  24. Research

    Role of Muscle Synergies in Real-Time Classification of Upper Limb Motions using Extreme Learning Machines

    Myoelectric signals offer significant insights in interpreting the motion intention and extent of effort involved in performing a movement, with application in prostheses, orthosis and exoskeletons. Feature ex...

    Chris Wilson Antuvan, Federica Bisio, Francesca Marini, Shih-Cheng Yen, Erik Cambria and Lorenzo Masia

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:76

    Published on: 15 August 2016

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