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  1. Review

    Skeletal muscle mechanics: questions, problems and possible solutions

    Skeletal muscle mechanics have been studied ever since people have shown an interest in human movement. However, our understanding of muscle contraction and muscle mechanical properties has changed fundamental...

    Walter Herzog

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:98

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  2. Research

    Assessment of the underlying systems involved in standing balance: the additional value of electromyography in system identification and parameter estimation

    Closed loop system identification (CLSIT) is a method to disentangle the contribution of underlying systems in standing balance. We investigated whether taking into account lower leg muscle activation in CLSIT...

    J. H. Pasma, J. van Kordelaar, D. de Kam, V. Weerdesteyn, A. C. Schouten and H. van der Kooij

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:97

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  3. Review

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for improving capacity in activities and arm function after stroke: a network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is an emerging approach for improving capacity in activities of daily living (ADL) and upper limb function after stroke. However, it remains unclear what type of ...

    Bernhard Elsner, Gert Kwakkel, Joachim Kugler and Jan Mehrholz

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:95

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  4. Research

    Wearable sensors to predict improvement following an exercise intervention in patients with knee osteoarthritis

    Muscle strengthening exercises consistently demonstrate improvements in the pain and function of adults with knee osteoarthritis, but individual response rates can vary greatly. Identifying individuals who are...

    Dylan Kobsar, Sean T. Osis, Jeffrey E. Boyd, Blayne A. Hettinga and Reed Ferber

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:94

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  5. Research

    A brain-computer interface driven by imagining different force loads on a single hand: an online feasibility study

    Motor imagery (MI) induced EEG patterns are widely used as control signals for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Kinetic and kinematic factors have been proved to be able to change EEG patterns during motor ex...

    Kun Wang, Zhongpeng Wang, Yi Guo, Feng He, Hongzhi Qi, Minpeng Xu and Dong Ming

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:93

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  6. Review

    Biomechanics and neural control of movement, 20 years later: what have we learned and what has changed?

    We summarize content from the opening thematic session of the 20th anniversary meeting for Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement (BANCOM). Scientific discoveries from the past 20 years of research are co...

    Andrew D. Nordin, William Z. Rymer, Andrew A. Biewener, Andrew B. Schwartz, Daofen Chen and Fay B. Horak

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:91

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  7. Research

    Estimates of individual muscle power production in normal adult walking

    The purpose of this study was to determine the contribution of individual hip muscles to the net hip power in normal adult self-selected speed walking. A further goal was to examine each muscle’s role in propu...

    Ross A. Bogey and Lee A. Barnes

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:92

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  8. Methodology

    Development of an electrooculogram-based eye-computer interface for communication of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Electrooculogram (EOG) can be used to continuously track eye movements and can thus be considered as an alternative to conventional camera-based eye trackers. Although many EOG-based eye tracking systems have ...

    Won-Du Chang, Ho-Seung Cha, Do Yeon Kim, Seung Hyun Kim and Chang-Hwan Im

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:89

    Published on: 8 September 2017

  9. Research

    MIT-Skywalker: considerations on the Design of a Body Weight Support System

    To provide body weight support during walking and balance training, one can employ two distinct embodiments: support through a harness hanging from an overhead system or support through a saddle/seat type. Thi...

    Rogério Sales Gonçalves and Hermano Igo Krebs

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:88

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  10. Short Report

    Surface EMG signals in very late-stage of Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a case study

    Robotic arm supports aim at improving the quality of life for adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by augmenting their residual functional abilities. A critical component of robotic arm supports is th...

    Joan Lobo-Prat, Mariska M.H.P. Janssen, Bart F.J.M. Koopman, Arno H.A. Stienen and Imelda J.M de Groot

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:86

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  11. Research

    Ipsilateral EEG mu rhythm reflects the excitability of uncrossed pathways projecting to shoulder muscles

    Motor planning, imagery or execution is associated with event-related desynchronization (ERD) of mu rhythm oscillations (8-13 Hz) recordable over sensorimotor areas using electroencephalography (EEG). It was s...

    Keita Hasegawa, Shoko Kasuga, Kenichi Takasaki, Katsuhiro Mizuno, Meigen Liu and Junichi Ushiba

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:85

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  12. Research

    Gait characteristics and their discriminative power in geriatric patients with and without cognitive impairment

    A detailed gait analysis (e.g., measures related to speed, self-affinity, stability, and variability) can help to unravel the underlying causes of gait dysfunction, and identify cognitive impairment. However, ...

    Lisette H. J. Kikkert, Nicolas Vuillerme, Jos P. van Campen, Bregje A. Appels, Tibor Hortobágyi and Claudine J. C. Lamoth

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:84

    Published on: 15 August 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:99

  13. Review

    Robot-supported assessment of balance in standing and walking

    Clinically useful and efficient assessment of balance during standing and walking is especially challenging in patients with neurological disorders. However, rehabilitation robots could facilitate assessment p...

    Camila Shirota, Edwin van Asseldonk, Zlatko Matjačić, Heike Vallery, Pierre Barralon, Serena Maggioni, Jaap H. Buurke and Jan F. Veneman

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:80

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  14. Research

    Factors influencing outcomes after medial hamstring lengthening with semitendinosus transfer in patients with cerebral palsy

    Although several studies have investigated the outcomes after distal hamstring lengthening (DHL), no study has undertaken an approach that included all or most of the important factors that could influence the...

    Ki Hyuk Sung, Jaebong Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Byung Chae Cho, Seung Jun Moon, Jaeyoung Kim and Moon Seok Park

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:83

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  15. Research

    NLR, MLP, SVM, and LDA: a comparative analysis on EMG data from people with trans-radial amputation

    Currently, the typically adopted hand prosthesis surface electromyography (sEMG) control strategies do not provide the users with a natural control feeling and do not exploit all the potential of commercially ...

    Alberto Dellacasa Bellingegni, Emanuele Gruppioni, Giorgio Colazzo, Angelo Davalli, Rinaldo Sacchetti, Eugenio Guglielmelli and Loredana Zollo

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:82

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  16. Review

    Advances in closed-loop deep brain stimulation devices

    Millions of patients around the world are affected by neurological and psychiatric disorders. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a device-based therapy that could have fewer side-effects and higher efficiencies i...

    Mahboubeh Parastarfeizabadi and Abbas Z. Kouzani

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:79

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  17. Research

    Association between mild cognitive impairment and trajectory-based spatial parameters during timed up and go test using a laser range sensor

    The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test may be a useful tool to detect not only mobility impairment but also possible cognitive impairment. In this cross-sectional study, we used the TUG test to investigate the associa...

    Shu Nishiguchi, Ayanori Yorozu, Daiki Adachi, Masaki Takahashi and Tomoki Aoyama

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:78

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  18. Research

    Identifying predictors for postoperative clinical outcome in lumbar spinal stenosis patients using smart-shoe technology

    Approximately 33% of the patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) who undergo surgery are not satisfied with their postoperative clinical outcomes. Therefore, identifying predictors for postoperative outcome...

    Sunghoon I. Lee, Andrew Campion, Alex Huang, Eunjeong Park, Jordan H. Garst, Nima Jahanforouz, Marie Espinal, Tiffany Siero, Sophie Pollack, Marwa Afridi, Meelod Daneshvar, Saif Ghias, Majid Sarrafzadeh and Daniel C. Lu

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:77

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  19. Research

    Can Lokomat therapy with children and adolescents be improved? An adaptive clinical pilot trial comparing Guidance force, Path control, and FreeD

    Robot-assisted gait therapy is increasingly being used in pediatric neurorehabilitation to complement conventional physical therapy. The robotic device applied in this study, the Lokomat (Hocoma AG, Switzerlan...

    Tabea Aurich-Schuler, Fabienne Grob, Hubertus J.A. van Hedel and Rob Labruyère

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:76

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  20. Research

    Inhibition of Parkinsonian tremor with cutaneous afferent evoked by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

    Recent study suggests that tremor signals are transmitted by way of multi-synaptic corticospinal pathway. Neurophysiological studies have also demonstrated that cutaneous afferents exert potent inhibition to d...

    Man-Zhao Hao, Shao-Qin Xu, Zi-Xiang Hu, Fu-Liang Xu, Chuan-Xin M. Niu, Qin Xiao and Ning Lan

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:75

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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