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  1. Content type: Research

    Impaired postural control in Parkinson’s disease (PD) seriously compromises life quality. Although balance training improves mobility and postural stability, lack of quantitative studies on the neurophysiologi...

    Authors: Zahra Rahmati, Alfred C. Schouten, Saeed Behzadipour, Ghorban Taghizadeh and Keikhosrow Firoozbakhsh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:104

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    Understanding the functional status of people with Alzheimer Disease (AD), both in a single (ST) and cognitive dual task (DT) activities is essential for identifying signs of early-stage neurodegeneration. Thi...

    Authors: Pilar Serra-Añó, José Francisco Pedrero-Sánchez, Juan Hurtado-Abellán, Marta Inglés, Gemma Victoria Espí-López and Juan López-Pascual

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:103

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  3. Content type: Research

    Gait impairments are common and disabling in chronic stroke patients. Pes equinovarus deformity is one of the primary motor deficits underlying reduced gait capacity after stroke. It predisposes to stance-phas...

    Authors: Jorik Nonnekes, Maartje Kamps, Jasper den Boer, Hanneke van Duijnhoven, Frits Lem, Jan Willem K. Louwerens, Noël Keijsers and Alexander C. H. Geurts

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:102

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  4. Content type: Research

    Stroke can lead to movement disorders that affect interlimb coordination control of the bilateral upper extremities, especially the hands. However, few studies have investigated the influence of a stroke on bi...

    Authors: Chien-Hung Lai, Wen-Hsu Sung, Shang-Lin Chiang, Liang-Hsuan Lu, Chia-Huei Lin, Yi-Chun Tung and Chueh-Ho Lin

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:101

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Implanted motor neuroprostheses offer significant restoration of function for individuals with spinal cord injury. Providing adequate user control for these devices is a challenge but is crucial for successful...

    Authors: Elizabeth Heald, Kevin Kilgore, Ronald Hart, Christa Moss and P. Hunter Peckham

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:100

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  6. Content type: Research

    Balance impairments are common in patients with infratentorial stroke. Although robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) exerts positive effects on balance among patients with stroke, it remains unclear whether suc...

    Authors: Ha Yeon Kim, Joon-Ho Shin, Sung Phil Yang, Min A. Shin and Stephanie Hyeyoung Lee

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:99

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  7. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby Fig. 6 contained a minor shading glitch affecting its presentation. This has now been corrected.

    Authors: An Nguyen, Nils Roth, Nooshin Haji Ghassemi, Julius Hannink, Thomas Seel, Jochen Klucken, Heiko Gassner and Bjoern M. Eskofier

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:98

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    The original article was published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:77

  8. Content type: Research

    Gait is usually assessed by clinical tests, which may have poor accuracy and be biased, or instrumented systems, which potentially solve these limitations at the cost of being time-consuming and expensive. The...

    Authors: Jorge Latorre, Carolina Colomer, Mariano Alcañiz and Roberto Llorens

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:97

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  9. Content type: Research

    Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a degenerative cervical disease in which the spinal cord is compressed. Patients with CSM experience balance disturbance because of impaired proprioception. The weighti...

    Authors: Iu-Shiuan Lin, Dar-Ming Lai, Jian-Jiun Ding, Andy Chien, Chih-Hsiu Cheng, Shwu-Fen Wang, Jaw-Lin Wang, Chi-Lin Kuo and Wei-Li Hsu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:96

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  10. Content type: Research

    Add-on robot-mediated therapy has proven to be more effective than conventional therapy alone in post-stroke gait rehabilitation. Such robot-mediated interventions routinely use also visual biofeedback tools. ...

    Authors: Federica Tamburella, Juan C. Moreno, Diana Sofía Herrera Valenzuela, Iolanda Pisotta, Marco Iosa, Febo Cincotti, Donatella Mattia, José L. Pons and Marco Molinari

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:95

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  11. Content type: Research

    Powered exoskeletons for over ground walking were designed to help people with neurological impairments to walk again. Extended training in powered exoskeletons has led to changes in walking and physiological ...

    Authors: Patricia J. Manns, Caitlin Hurd and Jaynie F. Yang

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:94

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  12. Content type: Review

    Tremor is the most common movement disorder, affecting 5.6% of the population with Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor over the age of 65. Conventionally, tremor diseases like Parkinson’s are treated with ...

    Authors: Nicolas Philip Fromme, Martin Camenzind, Robert Riener and René Michel Rossi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:93

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  13. Content type: Research

    There is conflict regarding the benefits of greater amounts of intensive upper limb rehabilitation in the early period post-stroke. This study was conducted to test the feasibility of providing intensive thera...

    Authors: Jigna Patel, Gerard Fluet, Qinyin Qiu, Mathew Yarossi, Alma Merians, Eugene Tunik and Sergei Adamovich

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:92

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  14. Content type: Research

    Research efforts in neurorehabilitation technologies have been directed towards creating robotic exoskeletons to restore motor function in impaired individuals. However, despite advances in mechatronics and bi...

    Authors: Guillaume Durandau, Dario Farina, Guillermo Asín-Prieto, Iris Dimbwadyo-Terrer, Sergio Lerma-Lara, Jose L. Pons, Juan C. Moreno and Massimo Sartori

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:91

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  15. Content type: Review

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been investigated over the years due to its short and also long-term effects on cortical excitability and neuroplasticity. Although its mechanisms to improve ...

    Authors: Isadora Santos Ferreira, Beatriz Teixeira Costa, Clara Lima Ramos, Pedro Lucena, Aurore Thibaut and Felipe Fregni

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:90

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  16. Content type: Research

    Inadequate quadriceps strength following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) often results in alterations in gait pattern that are usually reported during loading response. Neuro-muscular electric...

    Authors: Uria Moran, Uri Gottlieb, Arnon Gam and Shmuel Springer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:89

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  17. Content type: Research

    Clinical balance assessments often rely on functional tasks as a proxy for balance (e.g., Timed Up and Go). In contrast, analyses of balance in research settings incorporate quantitative biomechanical measurem...

    Authors: Nathaniel T. Pickle, Staci M. Shearin and Nicholas P. Fey

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:88

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  18. Content type: Research

    Fragile X Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) is a neurodegenerative movement disorder characterized by tremor, ataxic gait, and balance issues resulting from a premutation of the Fragile X Mental Retard...

    Authors: Clodagh O’Keeffe, Laura P. Taboada, Niamh Feerick, Louise Gallagher, Timothy Lynch and Richard B. Reilly

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:87

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  19. Content type: Research

    We present a robot-assisted telerehabilitation system that allows for haptic interaction between therapist and patient over distance. It consists of two arm therapy robots. Attached to one robot the therapists...

    Authors: Kilian Baur, Nina Rohrbach, Joachim Hermsdörfer, Robert Riener and Verena Klamroth-Marganska

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:85

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  20. Content type: Research

    Peripheral changes to muscle and motor nerves occur following stroke, which may further impair functional capacity. We investigated whether a year-long use of an implanted peroneal FES system reverses stroke-r...

    Authors: Frank Berenpas, Vivian Weerdesteyn, Alexander C. Geurts and Nens van Alfen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:86

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  21. Content type: Review

    The purpose of this meta-analysis was to investigate the treatment effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on functional locomotion in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

    Authors: Hyo Keun Lee, Se Ji Ahn, Yang Mi Shin, Nyeonju Kang and James H. Cauraugh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:84

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  22. Content type: Research

    Current upper extremity outcome measures for persons with cervical spinal cord injury (cSCI) lack the ability to directly collect quantitative information in home and community environments. A wearable first-p...

    Authors: Jirapat Likitlersuang, Elizabeth R. Sumitro, Tianshi Cao, Ryan J. Visée, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan and José Zariffa

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:83

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  23. Content type: Research

    For evaluation of upper limb impairment and activity capacity, Fugl-Meyer Assessment of Upper Extremity (FMA-UE) and Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) are recommended to be included in stroke trials. To improve ...

    Authors: Netha Hussain, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen and Margit Alt Murphy

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:82

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  24. Content type: Research

    Walking balance in older adults is disproportionately susceptible to lateral instability provoked by optical flow perturbations. The prolonged exposure to these perturbations could promote reactive balance con...

    Authors: Jackson T. Richards, Brian P. Selgrade, Mu Qiao, Prudence Plummer, Erik A. Wikstrom and Jason R. Franz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:81

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  25. Content type: Research

    Kilohertz frequency alternating current (KHFAC) waveforms reversibly block conduction in mammalian peripheral nerves. The initiation of the KHFAC produces nerve activation, called the onset response, before co...

    Authors: T. L. Vrabec, T. E. Eggers, E. L. Foldes, D. M. Ackermann, K. L. Kilgore and N. Bhadra

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:80

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  26. Content type: Review

    The purported affective impact of virtual reality (VR) and active video gaming (AVG) systems is a key marketing strategy underlying their use in stroke rehabilitation, yet little is known as to how affective c...

    Authors: Nina Rohrbach, Emily Chicklis and Danielle Elaine Levac

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:79

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  27. Content type: Research

    Virtual reality (VR) offers unprecedented opportunity as a scientific tool to study visuomotor interactions, training, and rehabilitation applications. However, it remains unclear if haptic-free hand-object in...

    Authors: Mariusz P. Furmanek, Luis F. Schettino, Mathew Yarossi, Sofia Kirkman, Sergei V. Adamovich and Eugene Tunik

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:78

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  28. Content type: Research

    Gait symptoms and balance impairment are characteristic indicators for the progression in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Current gait assessments mostly focus on straight strides with assumed constant velocity, whi...

    Authors: An Nguyen, Nils Roth, Nooshin Haji Ghassemi, Julius Hannink, Thomas Seel, Jochen Klucken, Heiko Gassner and Bjoern M. Eskofier

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:77

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:98

  29. Content type: Research

    Application of virtual reality (VR) to rehabilitation is relatively recent with clinical implementation very rapidly following technological advancement and scientific discovery. Implementation is often so rap...

    Authors: Emily A. Keshner, Patrice Tamar Weiss, Dorit Geifman and Daphne Raban

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:76

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  30. Content type: Research

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) can lead to severe and permanent functional deficits. In humans, peri-auricular muscles (PAMs) do not serve any physiological function, though their innervation is preserved in even hi...

    Authors: Siwaphorn Chanthaphun, Sandy L. Heck, Carolee J. Winstein and Lucinda Baker

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:75

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  31. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains an error whereby the legends of Figs. 3 and 4 are erroneously swapped. As such, the correct configuration of these legends can be seen in the same figures below instead.

    Authors: Tabea Aurich-Schuler, Anja Gut and Rob Labruyère

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:74

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    The original article was published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:26

  32. Content type: Research

    High density surface electromyography (EMG) can be used to estimate muscle innervation zones (IZ). The objective of this study was to compare the differences in the distribution of the biceps brachii (BB) IZ d...

    Authors: Chengjun Huang, Cliff S. Klein, Zhaojian Meng, Yingchun Zhang, Sheng Li and Ping Zhou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:73

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  33. Content type: Research

    Central drop foot is a common problem in patients with stroke or multiple sclerosis (MS). For decades, it has been treated with orthotic devices, keeping the ankle in a fixed position. It has been shown recent...

    Authors: Lars Buentjen, Andreas Kupsch, Imke Galazky, Roman Frantsev, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Jürgen Voges, Janet Hausmann and Catherine M. Sweeney-Reed

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:72

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  34. Content type: Research

    Falls in the elderly constitute a major health issue associated to population ageing. Current clinical tests evaluating fall risk mostly consist in assessing balance abilities. The devices used for these tests...

    Authors: Amandine Dubois, Audrey Mouthon, Ranjith Steve Sivagnanaselvam and Jean-Pierre Bresciani

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:71

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  35. Content type: Research

    Despite the technological advancements in myoelectric prostheses, body-powered prostheses remain a popular choice for amputees, in part due to the natural sensory advantage they provide. Research on haptic fee...

    Authors: Neha Thomas, Garrett Ung, Colette McGarvey and Jeremy D. Brown

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:70

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  36. Content type: Research

    The experimental study of stumble recovery is essential to better understanding the reflexive mechanisms that help prevent falls as well as the deficiencies in fall-prone populations. This study would benefit ...

    Authors: Shane T. King, Maura E. Eveld, Andrés Martínez, Karl E. Zelik and Michael Goldfarb

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:69

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  37. Content type: Research

    Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) can compensate for the loss of automatic and rhythmic movements in patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying t...

    Authors: Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Serena Filoni, Massimo Pullia, Luana Billeri, Provvidenza Tomasello, Simona Portaro, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Concetta Tomaino and Placido Bramanti

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:68

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  38. Content type: Research

    Estimating energy expenditure with indirect calorimetry requires expensive equipment and several minutes of data collection for each condition of interest. While several methods estimate energy expenditure usi...

    Authors: Patrick Slade, Rachel Troutman, Mykel J. Kochenderfer, Steven H. Collins and Scott L. Delp

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:67

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  39. Content type: Research

    Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type can impair the performance of activities of daily living and therefore severely impact independent living. Assistive technologies can support such patients when carrying out da...

    Authors: Nina Rohrbach, Philipp Gulde, Alan Robert Armstrong, Linda Hartig, Anas Abdelrazeq, Stefan Schröder, Johanne Neuse, Timo Grimmer, Janine Diehl-Schmid and Joachim Hermsdörfer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:66

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  40. Content type: Research

    Currently, control of exoskeletons in rehabilitation focuses on imposing desired trajectories to promote relearning of motions. Furthermore, assistance is often provided by imposing these desired trajectories ...

    Authors: Jonas Vantilt, Kevin Tanghe, Maarten Afschrift, Amber K.B.D Bruijnes, Karen Junius, Joost Geeroms, Erwin Aertbeliën, Friedl De Groote, Dirk Lefeber, Ilse Jonkers and Joris De Schutter

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:65

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  41. Content type: Research

    Different mechanical supporting strategies to the joints in the upper extremity (UE) may lead to varied rehabilitative effects after stroke. This study compared the rehabilitation effectiveness achieved by ele...

    Authors: Qiuyang QIAN, Chingyi Nam, Ziqi Guo, Yanhuan Huang, Xiaoling Hu, Stephanie C. Ng, Yongping Zheng and Waisang Poon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:64

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  42. Content type: Research

    Hand grasp patterns require complex coordination. The reduction of the kinematic dimensionality is a key process to study the patterns underlying hand usage and grasping. It allows to define metrics for motor ass...

    Authors: Néstor J. Jarque-Bou, Alessandro Scano, Manfredo Atzori and Henning Müller

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:63

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  43. Content type: Research

    Although some gait parameters from inertial sensors have been shown to be associated with important clinical issues, because of controversial results, it remains uncertain which parameters for which axes are c...

    Authors: Shogo Misu, Tsuyoshi Asai, Takehiko Doi, Ryuichi Sawa, Yuya Ueda, Shunsuke Murata, Takashi Saito, Taiki Sugimoto, Tsunenori Isa, Yamato Tsuboi, Minoru Yamada and Rei Ono

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:62

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  44. Content type: Research

    Tremor is one of the hallmarks and most bothersome symptoms in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The classical PD tremor is present at rest, but postural tremor also occurs. PD tremor can be continuous or intermittent...

    Authors: Anne Sofie Bøgh Malling, Bo Mohr Morberg, Lene Wermuth, Ole Gredal, Per Bech and Bente Rona Jensen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:61

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  45. Content type: Research

    Despite growing evidence of a critical link between neuromodulation technologies and neuroplastic recovery, the underlying mechanisms of these technologies remain elusive.

    Authors: Zack Frehlick, Bimal Lakhani, Shaun D. Fickling, Ashley C. Livingstone, Yuri Danilov, Jonathan M. Sackier and Ryan C. N. D’Arcy

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:60

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  46. Content type: Research

    Repetitive somatosensory electrical stimulation (SES) of forelimb peripheral nerves is a promising therapy; studies have shown that SES can improve motor function in stroke subjects with chronic deficits. Howe...

    Authors: April K. Hishinuma, Tanuj Gulati, Mark J. Burish and Karunesh Ganguly

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:59

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  47. Content type: Review

    Transcranial electrical stimulation is a promising technique to facilitate behavioural improvements in neurological and psychiatric populations. Recently there has been interest in remote delivery of stimulati...

    Authors: Nandini Sandran, Susan Hillier and Brenton Hordacre

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:58

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  48. Content type: Research

    Ankle exoskeletons offer a promising opportunity to offset mechanical deficits after stroke by applying the needed torque at the paretic ankle. Because joint torque is related to gait speed, it is important to...

    Authors: Emily M. McCain, Taylor J. M. Dick, Tracy N. Giest, Richard W. Nuckols, Michael D. Lewek, Katherine R. Saul and Gregory S. Sawicki

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:57

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  49. Content type: Research

    Virtual reality technologies show potential as effective rehabilitation tools following neuro-trauma. In particular, the Elements system, involving customized surface computing and tangible interfaces, produces s...

    Authors: Jeffrey M. Rogers, Jonathan Duckworth, Sandy Middleton, Bert Steenbergen and Peter H. Wilson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:56

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  50. Content type: Review

    Exoskeleton technology has made significant advances during the last decade, resulting in a considerable variety of solutions for gait assistance and rehabilitation. The mechanical design of these devices is a...

    Authors: Maria del Carmen Sanchez-Villamañan, Jose Gonzalez-Vargas, Diego Torricelli, Juan C. Moreno and Jose L. Pons

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:55

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