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  1. Gait improvement in patients with stroke has been examined in terms of use or non-use of an ankle–foot orthosis (AFO), but the effects of different kinds of AFOs remain unclear. In this study, the effect on ga...

    Authors: Sumiko Yamamoto, Naoyuki Motojima, Yosuke Kobayashi, Yuji Osada, Souji Tanaka and Aliyeh Daryabor
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:50
  2. Physical function remains a crucial component of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) assessment and recovery. Traditional approaches to assess mTBI lack sensitivity to detect subtle deficits post-injury, which ...

    Authors: Dylan Powell, Alan Godfrey, Lucy Parrington, Kody R. Campbell, Laurie A. King and Sam Stuart
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:49
  3. Freezing of gait (FOG) is a common and debilitating gait impairment in Parkinson’s disease. Further insight into this phenomenon is hampered by the difficulty to objectively assess FOG. To meet this clinical n...

    Authors: Benjamin Filtjens, Pieter Ginis, Alice Nieuwboer, Peter Slaets and Bart Vanrumste
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:48
  4. Assistive technologies, such as arm prostheses, are intended to improve the quality of life of individuals with physical disabilities. However, certain training and learning is usually required from the user t...

    Authors: Eric J. Earley, Jan Zbinden, Maria Munoz-Novoa, Enzo Mastinu, Andrew Smiles and Max Ortiz-Catalan
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:47
  5. Reducing the energy cost of running with exoskeletons could improve enjoyment, reduce fatigue, and encourage participation among novice and ageing runners. Previously, tethered ankle exoskeleton emulators with...

    Authors: Delaney E. Miller, Guan Rong Tan, Emily M. Farina, Alison L. Sheets-Singer and Steven H. Collins
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:46
  6. In this work, we share the enhancements made in our system to take part in the CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike Race. Among the main improvements, firstly an overhaul,...

    Authors: Roberto S. Baptista, Marina C. C. Moreira, Lucas D. M. Pinheiro, Tiago R. Pereira, Gabriel G. Carmona, Joao P. D. Freire, Julia A. I. Bastos and Antonio Padilha Lanari Bo
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:45
  7. Individuals with hemiparesis post-stroke often have difficulty with tasks requiring upper extremity (UE) intra- and interlimb use, yet methods to quantify both are limited.

    Authors: Susan V. Duff, Aaron Miller, Lori Quinn, Gregory Youdan Jr., Lauri Bishop, Heather Ruthrauff and Eric Wade
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:44
  8. The inability of users to directly and intuitively control their state-of-the-art commercial prosthesis contributes to a low device acceptance rate. Since Electromyography (EMG)-based control has the potential...

    Authors: Andrea Cimolato, Josephus J. M. Driessen, Leonardo S. Mattos, Elena De Momi, Matteo Laffranchi and Lorenzo De Michieli
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:43
  9. After amputation, many people become less active, feel lonely and lose independence. Understanding the factors associated with low physical activity levels and participation could contribute to defining key in...

    Authors: Laura Diment, RaksmeyMutta Nguon, Sovansereyrathna Seng, Vannsnavy Sit, Ply Lors, Phearsa Thor, Samedy Srors, Sisary Kheng, Malcolm Granat, Maggie Donovan-Hall, Peter Worsley and Alex Dickinson
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:42
  10. Existing assistive technologies attempt to mimic biological functions through advanced mechatronic designs. In some occasions, the information processing demands for such systems require substantial informatio...

    Authors: Nicolas Seppich, Nicholas Tacca, Kuo-Yi Chao, Milan Akim, Diego Hidalgo-Carvajal, Edmundo Pozo Fortunić, Alexander Tödtheide, Johannes Kühn and Sami Haddadin
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:41
  11. Lokomat therapy for gait rehabilitation has become increasingly popular. Most evidence suggests that Lokomat therapy is equally effective as but not superior to standard therapy approaches. One reason might be...

    Authors: Florian van Dellen and Rob Labruyère
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:40
  12. FES-Cycling is an exciting recreational activity, which allows certain individuals after spinal cord injury or stroke to exercise their paralyzed muscles. The key for a successful application is to activate th...

    Authors: Martin Schmoll, Ronan Le Guillou, Charles Fattal and Christine Azevedo Coste
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:39
  13. Advanced assistive technologies (AAT) aim to exploit the vast potential of technological developments made in the past decades to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. Combining complex robo...

    Authors: Jan T. Meyer, Selina Weber, Lukas Jäger, Roland Sigrist, Roger Gassert and Olivier Lambercy
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:38
  14. The term embodiment has become omnipresent within prosthetics research and is often used as a metric of the progress made in prosthetic technologies, as well as a hallmark for user acceptance. However, despite...

    Authors: Jan Zbinden, Eva Lendaro and Max Ortiz-Catalan
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:37
  15. Walking over obstacles requires precise foot placement while maintaining balance control of the center of mass (CoM) and the flexibility to adapt the gait patterns. Most individuals with incomplete spinal cord...

    Authors: Freschta Mohammadzada, Carl Moritz Zipser, Chris A. Easthope, David M. Halliday, Bernard A. Conway, Armin Curt and Martin Schubert
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:36
  16. We developed five tablet-based tasks (applications) to measure multiple components of manual dexterity. Aim: to test reliability and validity of tablet-based dexterity measures in healthy participants.

    Authors: Ayah Rabah, Quentin Le Boterff, Loïc Carment, Narjes Bendjemaa, Maxime Térémetz, Lucile Dupin, Macarena Cuenca, Jean-Louis Mas, Marie-Odile Krebs, Marc A. Maier and Påvel G. Lindberg
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:35
  17. Musculoskeletal modeling is currently a preferred method for estimating the muscle forces that underlie observed movements. However, these estimates are sensitive to a variety of assumptions and uncertainties,...

    Authors: Russell T. Johnson, Daniel Lakeland and James M. Finley
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:34
  18. Individuals with unilateral transfemoral amputation are prone to developing health conditions such as knee osteoarthritis, caused by additional loading on the intact limb. Such individuals who can run again ma...

    Authors: Toshiki Kobayashi, Mark W. P. Koh, Mingyu Hu, Hiroto Murata, Genki Hisano, Daisuke Ichimura and Hiroaki Hobara
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:33
  19. Oxaliplatin (OX) chemotherapy for colorectal cancer is associated with adverse neurotoxic effects that can contribute to long-term sensorimotor impairments in cancer survivors. It is often thought that the sen...

    Authors: Allison B. Wang, Stephen N. Housley, Ann Marie Flores, Timothy C. Cope and Eric J. Perreault
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:32
  20. Electrical stimulation has shown to be a promising approach for promoting osseointegration in bone anchoring implants, where osseointegration defines the biological bonding between the implant surface and bone...

    Authors: Emily Pettersen, Jenna Anderson and Max Ortiz-Catalan
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:31
  21. Hand-rim wheelchair propulsion is straining and mechanically inefficient, often leading to upper limb complaints. Previous push–pull lever propulsion mechanisms have shown to perform better or equal in efficie...

    Authors: Thomas A. le Rütte, Fransisca Trigo, Luca Bessems, Lucas H. V. van der Woude and Riemer J. K. Vegter
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:30
  22. Energy cost minimization has been widely accepted to regulate gait. Optimization principles have been frequently used to explain how individuals adapt their gait pattern. However, there have been rare attempts...

    Authors: I-Chieh Lee, Bretta L. Fylstra, Ming Liu, Tommaso Lenzi and He Huang
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:29
  23. Most activities of daily life (ADL) require cooperative bimanual movements. A unilateral stroke may severely impair bimanual ADL. How patients with stroke (re)learn to coordinate their upper limbs (ULs) is lar...

    Authors: Eloïse Gerardin, Damien Bontemps, Nicolas-Thomas Babuin, Benoît Herman, Adrien Denis, Benoît Bihin, Maxime Regnier, Maria Leeuwerck, Thierry Deltombe, Audrey Riga and Yves Vandermeeren
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:28
  24. Overground powered lower limb exoskeletons (EXOs) have proven to be valid devices in gait rehabilitation in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Although several articles have reported the effects of EXO...

    Authors: Federica Tamburella, Matteo Lorusso, Marco Tramontano, Silvia Fadlun, Marcella Masciullo and Giorgio Scivoletto
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:27
  25. The purpose of augmentative exoskeletons is to help people exceed the limitations of their human bodies, but this cannot be realized unless people choose to use these exciting technologies. Although human walk...

    Authors: Roberto Leo Medrano, Gray Cortright Thomas and Elliott J. Rouse
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:26
  26. Robotic therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in treating upper extremity (UE) paresis in stroke survivors. However, it remains unclear whether the level of assistance provided by robotics in UE traini...

    Authors: Takashi Takebayashi, Kayoko Takahashi, Yuho Okita, Hironobu Kubo, Kenji Hachisuka and Kazuhisa Domen
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:25
  27. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has attracted plenty of attention as it has been proved to be effective in facilitating motor recovery in patients with stroke. The aim of this study was to systematical...

    Authors: Zhongfei Bai, Jiaqi Zhang and Kenneth N. K. Fong
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:24
  28. The ability to measure joint kinematics in natural environments over long durations using inertial measurement units (IMUs) could enable at-home monitoring and personalized treatment of neurological and muscul...

    Authors: Mazen Al Borno, Johanna O’Day, Vanessa Ibarra, James Dunne, Ajay Seth, Ayman Habib, Carmichael Ong, Jennifer Hicks, Scott Uhlrich and Scott Delp
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:22
  29. In the last two decades, lower-limb exoskeletons have been developed to assist human standing and locomotion. One of the ongoing challenges is the cooperation between the exoskeleton balance support and the we...

    Authors: Cristina Bayón, Arvid Q. L. Keemink, Michelle van Mierlo, Wolfgang Rampeltshammer, Herman van der Kooij and Edwin H. F. van Asseldonk
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:21
  30. Freezing of gait, a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease, presents as sporadic episodes in which an individual’s feet suddenly feel stuck to the ground. Inertial measurement units (IMUs) promise to enable at-...

    Authors: Johanna O’Day, Marissa Lee, Kirsten Seagers, Shannon Hoffman, Ava Jih-Schiff, Łukasz Kidziński, Scott Delp and Helen Bronte-Stewart
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:20
  31. Current robot-aided training allows for high-intensity training but might hamper the transfer of learned skills to real daily tasks. Many of these tasks, e.g., carrying a cup of coffee, require manipulating ob...

    Authors: Özhan Özen, Karin A. Buetler and Laura Marchal-Crespo
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:19
  32. Balance training exercise games (exergames) are a promising tool for reducing fall risk in elderly. Exergames can be used for in-home guided exercise, which greatly increases availability and facilitates indep...

    Authors: Elise Klæbo Vonstad, Kerstin Bach, Beatrix Vereijken, Xiaomeng Su and Jan Harald Nilsen
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:18
  33. Children and adolescents with upper limb impairments can experience limited bimanual performance reducing daily-life independence. We have developed a fully wearable pediatric hand exoskeleton (PEXO) to train ...

    Authors: Jan Lieber, Jan Dittli, Olivier Lambercy, Roger Gassert, Andreas Meyer-Heim and Hubertus J. A. van Hedel
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:17
  34. Many diagnostic robotic devices have been developed to quantify viscoelastic properties and spasticity of patients with upper motor neuron lesions. However, in clinical practice, subjective and nonvalid clinic...

    Authors: Levinia Lara van der Velden, Maaike Anna Catharina de Koff, Gerard Maria Ribbers and Ruud Willem Selles
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:16
  35. To explore the feasibility of corrected slack angle acquired from two-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) for quantitating the spasticity of medial gastrocnemius (MG) in stroke patients.

    Authors: Junyan Cao, Yang Xiao, Weihong Qiu, Yanling Zhang, Zulin Dou, Jie Ren, Rongqin Zheng, Hairong Zheng and Zhaocong Chen
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:15
  36. Although robotics assisted rehabilitation has proven to be effective in stroke rehabilitation, a limited functional improvements in Activities of Daily Life has been also observed after the administration of r...

    Authors: Antonio Frisoli, Michele Barsotti, Edoardo Sotgiu, Giuseppe Lamola, Caterina Procopio and Carmelo Chisari
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:14
  37. Exoskeletons are working in parallel to the human body and can support human movement by exerting forces through cuffs or straps. They are prone to misalignments caused by simplified joint mechanics and incorr...

    Authors: Jule Bessler-Etten, Leendert Schaake, Gerdienke B. Prange-Lasonder and Jaap H. Buurke
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:13
  38. Robot-assisted rehabilitation for patients with stroke is promising. However, it is unclear whether additional balance training using a balance-focused robot combined with conventional rehabilitation programs ...

    Authors: Seigo Inoue, Yohei Otaka, Masashi Kumagai, Masafumi Sugasawa, Naoki Mori and Kunitsugu Kondo
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:12
  39. Many patients with neurological movement disorders fear to fall while performing postural transitions without assistance, which prevents them from participating in daily life. To overcome this limitation, mult...

    Authors: Roushanak Haji Hassani, Mathias Bannwart, Marc Bolliger, Thomas Seel, Reinald Brunner and Georg Rauter
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:11
  40. In the field of myoelectric control systems, pattern recognition (PR) algorithms have become always more interesting for predicting complex electromyography patterns involving movements with more than 2 Degree...

    Authors: Francesca Leone, Cosimo Gentile, Francesca Cordella, Emanuele Gruppioni, Eugenio Guglielmelli and Loredana Zollo
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:10
  41. Prosthetic feet are prescribed for persons with a lower-limb amputation to restore lost mobility. However, due to limited adaptability of their ankles and springs, situations like walking on slopes or uneven g...

    Authors: Michael Ernst, Björn Altenburg, Thomas Schmalz, Andreas Kannenberg and Malte Bellmann
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:9
  42. Mirror therapy (MT) has been used for functional recovery of the affected hand by providing the mirrored image of the unaffected hand movement, which induces neural activation of the cortical hemisphere contra...

    Authors: Dong Hyun Kim, Kun-Do Lee, Thomas C. Bulea and Hyung-Soon Park
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:8
  43. After a stroke, experts recommend regular monitoring and kinematic assessments of patients to objectively measure motor recovery. With the rise of new technologies and increasing needs for neurorehabilitation,...

    Authors: Gauthier Everard, Yasmine Otmane-Tolba, Zélie Rosselli, Thomas Pellissier, Khawla Ajana, Stéphanie Dehem, Edouard Auvinet, Martin Gareth Edwards, Julien Lebleu and Thierry Lejeune
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:7
  44. Robot-assisted hand training has shown positive effects on promoting neuromuscular control. Since both robot-assisted therapy and task-oriented training are often used in post-stroke rehabilitation, we raised ...

    Authors: Yen-Wei Chen, Wei-Chi Chiang, Chia-Ling Chang, Shih-Ming Lo and Ching-Yi Wu
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:6
  45. Spasticity is a common complication of many neurological diseases and despite contributing much disability; the available therapeutic options are limited. Peripheral magnetic stimulation is one promising option. ...

    Authors: Nevine El Nahas, Fatma Fathalla Kenawy, Eman Hamid Abd Eldayem, Tamer M. Roushdy, Shahinaz M. Helmy, Ahmed Zaki Akl, Aya Ahmed Ashour, Tamer H. Emara, Marwa Mohamed Moawad, Randa M. Amin and Ahmed M. Elbokl
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:5
  46. Foot pressure distribution can be used as a quantitative parameter for evaluating anatomical deformity of the foot and for diagnosing and treating pathological gait, falling, and pressure sores in diabetes. Th...

    Authors: Frederick Mun and Ahnryul Choi
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:4
  47. Error amplification (EA), virtually magnify task errors in visual feedback, is a potential neurocognitive approach to facilitate motor performance. With regional activities and inter-regional connectivity of e...

    Authors: Yi-Ching Chen, Yi-Ying Tsai, Gwo-Ching Chang and Ing-Shiou Hwang
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:3
  48. Upper limb kinematic assessments provide quantifiable information on qualitative movement behavior and limitations after stroke. A comprehensive characterization of spatiotemporal kinematics of stroke subjects...

    Authors: Anne Schwarz, Miguel M. C. Bhagubai, Saskia H. G. Nies, Jeremia P. O. Held, Peter H. Veltink, Jaap H. Buurke and Andreas R. Luft
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:2
  49. Motor impairment is widely acknowledged as a core feature in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which can affect adaptive behavior and increase severity of symptoms. Low-cost motion capture and virt...

    Authors: Darren R. Hocking, Adel Ardalan, Hisham M. Abu-Rayya, Hassan Farhat, Anna Andoni, Rhoshel Lenroot and Stan Kachnowski
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2022 19:1

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