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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Instrumented gait analysis: a measure of gait improvement by a wheeled walker in hospitalized geriatric patients

    In an increasing aging society, reduced mobility is one of the most important factors limiting activities of daily living and overall quality of life. The ability to walk independently contributes to the mobil...

    Samuel Schülein, Jens Barth, Alexander Rampp, Roland Rupprecht, Björn M. Eskofier, Jürgen Winkler, Karl-Günter Gaßmann and Jochen Klucken

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:18

    Published on: 27 February 2017

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    Development and assessment of a hand assist device: GRIPIT

    Although various hand assist devices have been commercialized for people with paralysis, they are somewhat limited in terms of tool fixation and device attachment method. Hand exoskeleton robots allow users to...

    Byungchul Kim, Hyunki In, Dae-Young Lee and Kyu-Jin Cho

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:15

    Published on: 21 February 2017

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    Does Nordic Walking restore the temporal organization of gait variability in Parkinson’s disease?

    Gait disorders of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are characterized by the breakdown of the temporal organization of stride duration variability that was tightly associated to dynamic instability in PD. Activating th...

    Thibault Warlop, Christine Detrembleur, Maïté Buxes Lopez, Gaëtan Stoquart, Thierry Lejeune and Anne Jeanjean

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:17

    Published on: 21 February 2017

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    Walking in fully immersive virtual environments: an evaluation of potential adverse effects in older adults and individuals with Parkinson’s disease

    Virtual reality (VR) has recently been explored as a tool for neurorehabilitation to enable individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to practice challenging skills in a safe environment. Current technological...

    Aram Kim, Nora Darakjian and James M. Finley

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:16

    Published on: 21 February 2017

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    Classification of upper limb center-out reaching tasks by means of EEG-based continuous decoding techniques

    One of the current challenges in brain-machine interfacing is to characterize and decode upper limb kinematics from brain signals, e.g. to control a prosthetic device. Recent research work states that it is po...

    Andrés Úbeda, José M. Azorín, Ricardo Chavarriaga and José del R. Millán

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:9

    Published on: 1 February 2017

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    Small forces that differ with prior motor experience can communicate movement goals during human-human physical interaction

    Physical interactions between two people are ubiquitous in our daily lives, and an integral part of many forms of rehabilitation. However, few studies have investigated forces arising from physical interaction...

    Andrew Sawers, Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, J. Lucas McKay, Madeleine E. Hackney, Charles C. Kemp and Lena H. Ting

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:8

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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    Gait disorders in the elderly and dual task gait analysis: a new approach for identifying motor phenotypes

    Gait disorders and gait analysis under single and dual-task conditions are topics of great interest, but very few studies have looked for the relevance of gait analysis under dual-task conditions in elderly pe...

    Bernard Auvinet, Claude Touzard, François Montestruc, Arnaud Delafond and Vincent Goeb

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:7

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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    The association between fear of falling and smoothness of lower trunk oscillation in gait varies according to gait speed in community-dwelling older adults

    Fear of falling (FoF) is common in community-dwelling older adults. FoF and increased walking speed are associated with lower trunk oscillation during gait in older adults. We hypothesized that older adults wi...

    Tsuyoshi Asai, Shogo Misu, Ryuichi Sawa, Takehiko Doi and Minoru Yamada

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:5

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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    Quantification of postural stability in minimally disabled multiple sclerosis patients by means of dynamic posturography: an observational study

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a widespread progressive neurologic disease with consequent impairments in daily activities. Disorders of balance are frequent and equilibrium tests are potentially useful to quantif...

    Lucia Grassi, Stefano Rossi, Valeria Studer, Gessica Vasco, Caterina Motta, Fabrizio Patanè, Enrico Castelli, Silvia Rossi and Paolo Cappa

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:4

    Published on: 10 January 2017

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    Robot-aided developmental assessment of wrist proprioception in children

    Several neurodevelopmental disorders and brain injuries in children have been associated with proprioceptive dysfunction that will negatively affect their movement. Unfortunately, there is lack of reliable and...

    Francesca Marini, Valentina Squeri, Pietro Morasso, Claudio Campus, Jürgen Konczak and Lorenzo Masia

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:3

    Published on: 9 January 2017

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    A motion-classification strategy based on sEMG-EEG signal combination for upper-limb amputees

    Most of the modern motorized prostheses are controlled with the surface electromyography (sEMG) recorded on the residual muscles of amputated limbs. However, the residual muscles are usually limited, especiall...

    Xiangxin Li, Oluwarotimi Williams Samuel, Xu Zhang, Hui Wang, Peng Fang and Guanglin Li

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:2

    Published on: 7 January 2017

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