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  1. Research

    Instrumented balance and walking assessments in persons with multiple sclerosis show strong test-retest reliability

    There is a need for objective movement assessment for clinical research trials aimed at improving gait and balance in persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). Wireless inertial sensors can accurately measure nu...

    Jordan J. Craig, Adam P. Bruetsch, Sharon G. Lynch, Fay B. Horak and Jessie M. Huisinga

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:43

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  2. Research

    Physical interface dynamics alter how robotic exosuits augment human movement: implications for optimizing wearable assistive devices

    Wearable assistive devices have demonstrated the potential to improve mobility outcomes for individuals with disabilities, and to augment healthy human performance; however, these benefits depend on how effect...

    Matthew B. Yandell, Brendan T. Quinlivan, Dmitry Popov, Conor Walsh and Karl E. Zelik

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:40

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  3. Research

    Principal component analysis for ataxic gait using a triaxial accelerometer

    It is quite difficult to evaluate ataxic gait quantitatively in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics of ataxic gait using a triaxial accelerometer and to develop a novel ...

    Akira Matsushima, Kunihiro Yoshida, Hirokazu Genno and Shu-ichi Ikeda

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:37

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  4. Research

    Supplemental vibrotactile feedback control of stabilization and reaching actions of the arm using limb state and position error encodings

    Deficits of kinesthesia (limb position and movement sensation) commonly limit sensorimotor function and its recovery after neuromotor injury. Sensory substitution technologies providing synthetic kinesthetic f...

    Alexis R. Krueger, Psiche Giannoni, Valay Shah, Maura Casadio and Robert A. Scheidt

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:36

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  5. Research

    Reducing the metabolic cost of walking with an ankle exoskeleton: interaction between actuation timing and power

    Powered ankle-foot exoskeletons can reduce the metabolic cost of human walking to below normal levels, but optimal assistance properties remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of dif...

    Samuel Galle, Philippe Malcolm, Steven Hartley Collins and Dirk De Clercq

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:35

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  6. Research

    Adjacent regenerative peripheral nerve interfaces produce phase-antagonist signals during voluntary walking in rats

    Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interfaces (RPNIs) are neurotized muscle grafts intended to produce electromyographic signals suitable for motorized prosthesis control. Two RPNIs producing independent agonist/an...

    Daniel Ursu, Andrej Nedic, Melanie Urbanchek, Paul Cederna and R. Brent Gillespie

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:33

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  7. Research

    Differences in muscle activity and temporal step parameters between Lokomat guided walking and treadmill walking in post-stroke hemiparetic patients and healthy walkers

    The Lokomat is a robotic exoskeleton that can be used to train gait function in hemiparetic stroke. To purposefully employ the Lokomat for training, it is important to understand (1) how Lokomat guided walking...

    Klaske van Kammen, Anne M. Boonstra, Lucas H. V. van der Woude, Heleen A. Reinders-Messelink and Rob den Otter

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:32

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  8. Research

    Effect of tDCS stimulation of motor cortex and cerebellum on EEG classification of motor imagery and sensorimotor band power

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique for brain modulation that has potential to be used in motor neurorehabilitation. Considering that the cerebellum and motor cortex exert influence o...

    Irma N. Angulo-Sherman, Marisol Rodríguez-Ugarte, Nadia Sciacca, Eduardo Iáñez and José M. Azorín

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:31

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  9. Research

    Quantification of task-dependent cortical activation evoked by robotic continuous wrist joint manipulation in chronic hemiparetic stroke

    Cortical damage after stroke can drastically impair sensory and motor function of the upper limb, affecting the execution of activities of daily living and quality of life. Motor impairment after stroke has be...

    Martijn P. Vlaar, Teodoro Solis-Escalante, Julius P. A. Dewald, Erwin E. H. van Wegen, Alfred C. Schouten, Gert Kwakkel and Frans C. T. van der Helm

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:30

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  10. Research

    Physical human-robot interaction of an active pelvis orthosis: toward ergonomic assessment of wearable robots

    In human-centered robotics, exoskeletons are becoming relevant for addressing needs in the healthcare and industrial domains. Owing to their close interaction with the user, the safety and ergonomics of these ...

    Nicolò d’Elia, Federica Vanetti, Marco Cempini, Guido Pasquini, Andrea Parri, Marco Rabuffetti, Maurizio Ferrarin, Raffaele Molino Lova and Nicola Vitiello

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:29

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  11. Research

    Overground vs. treadmill-based robotic gait training to improve seated balance in people with motor-complete spinal cord injury: a case report

    Robotic overground gait training devices, such as the Ekso, require users to actively participate in triggering steps through weight-shifting movements. It remains unknown how much the trunk muscles are activa...

    Amanda E. Chisholm, Raed A. Alamro, Alison M. M. Williams and Tania Lam

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:27

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  12. Methodology

    Influence of functional task-oriented mental practice on the gait of transtibial amputees: a randomized, clinical trial

    Mental practice (MP) through motor imagery is a cognitive training strategy used to improve locomotor skills during rehabilitation programs. Recent works have used MP tasks to investigate the neurophysiology o...

    Rodrigo Gontijo Cunha, Paulo José Guimarães Da-Silva, Clarissa Cardoso dos Santos Couto Paz, Ana Carolina da Silva Ferreira and Carlos Julio Tierra-Criollo

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:28

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  13. Research

    Auto detection and segmentation of daily living activities during a Timed Up and Go task in people with Parkinson’s disease using multiple inertial sensors

    Wearable sensors have the potential to provide clinicians with access to motor performance of people with movement disorder as they undergo intervention. However, sensor data often have to be manually classifi...

    Hung Nguyen, Karina Lebel, Patrick Boissy, Sarah Bogard, Etienne Goubault and Christian Duval

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:26

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  14. Research

    Preserved gait kinematics during controlled body unloading

    Body weight supported locomotor training was shown to improve walking function in neurological patients and is often performed on a treadmill. However, walking on a treadmill does not mimic natural walking for...

    L. Awai, M. Franz, C. S. Easthope, H. Vallery, A. Curt and M. Bolliger

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:25

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  15. Research

    Competitive and cooperative arm rehabilitation games played by a patient and unimpaired person: effects on motivation and exercise intensity

    People with chronic arm impairment should exercise intensely to regain their abilities, but frequently lack motivation, leading to poor rehabilitation outcome. One promising way to increase motivation is throu...

    Maja Goršič, Imre Cikajlo and Domen Novak

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:23

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  16. Review

    Robot-assisted gait training (Lokomat) improves walking function and activity in people with spinal cord injury: a systematic review

    Robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) after spinal cord injury (SCI) induces several different neurophysiological mechanisms to restore walking ability, including the activation of central pattern generators, ta...

    Ki Yeun Nam, Hyun Jung Kim, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ho Jun Lee and Aeri Yoo

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:24

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  17. Research

    Rehabilitation of hand function after spinal cord injury using a novel handgrip device: a pilot study

    Activity-based therapy (ABT) for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), which consists of repetitive use of muscles above and below the spinal lesion, improves locomotion and arm strength. Less data has been ...

    Haydn Hoffman, Tiffany Sierro, Tianyi Niu, Melanie E. Sarino, Majid Sarrafzadeh, David McArthur, V. Reggie Edgerton and Daniel C. Lu

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:22

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  18. Research

    Use of Nintendo Wii Balance Board for posturographic analysis of Multiple Sclerosis patients with minimal balance impairment

    The Wii Balance Board (WBB) has been proposed as an inexpensive alternative to laboratory-grade Force Plates (FP) for the instrumented assessment of balance. Previous studies have reported a good validity and ...

    Giacomo Severini, Sofia Straudi, Claudia Pavarelli, Marco Da Roit, Carlotta Martinuzzi, Laura Di Marco Pizzongolo and Nino Basaglia

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:19

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  19. Review

    Interactive wearable systems for upper body rehabilitation: a systematic review

    The development of interactive rehabilitation technologies which rely on wearable-sensing for upper body rehabilitation is attracting increasing research interest. This paper reviews related research with the ...

    Qi Wang, Panos Markopoulos, Bin Yu, Wei Chen and Annick Timmermans

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:20

    Published on: 11 March 2017

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