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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Research

    Comparison between sEMG and force as control interfaces to support planar arm movements in adults with Duchenne: a feasibility study

    Adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can benefit from devices that actively support their arm function. A critical component of such devices is the control interface as it is responsible for the human...

    Joan Lobo-Prat, Kostas Nizamis, Mariska M.H.P. Janssen, Arvid Q.L. Keemink, Peter H. Veltink, Bart F.J.M. Koopman and Arno H.A. Stienen

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:73

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  5. Research

    Continuous sweep versus discrete step protocols for studying effects of wearable robot assistance magnitude

    Different groups developed wearable robots for walking assistance, but there is still a need for methods to quickly tune actuation parameters for each robot and population or sometimes even for individual user...

    Philippe Malcolm, Denise Martineli Rossi, Christopher Siviy, Sangjun Lee, Brendan Thomas Quinlivan, Martin Grimmer and Conor J. Walsh

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:72

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  6. Research

    Improved prosthetic hand control with concurrent use of myoelectric and inertial measurements

    Myoelectric pattern recognition systems can decode movement intention to drive upper-limb prostheses. Despite recent advances in academic research, the commercial adoption of such systems remains low. This lim...

    Agamemnon Krasoulis, Iris Kyranou, Mustapha Suphi Erden, Kianoush Nazarpour and Sethu Vijayakumar

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:71

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  7. Research

    “Long-term stability of stimulating spiral nerve cuff electrodes on human peripheral nerves”

    Electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerves has been shown to be effective in restoring sensory and motor functions in the lower and upper extremities. This neural stimulation can be applied via non-penetr...

    Breanne P. Christie, Max Freeberg, William D. Memberg, Gilles J. C. Pinault, Harry A. Hoyen, Dustin J. Tyler and Ronald J. Triolo

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:70

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  8. Research

    Classification complexity in myoelectric pattern recognition

    Limb prosthetics, exoskeletons, and neurorehabilitation devices can be intuitively controlled using myoelectric pattern recognition (MPR) to decode the subject’s intended movement. In conventional MPR, descrip...

    Niclas Nilsson, Bo Håkansson and Max Ortiz-Catalan

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:68

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  9. Methodology

    A decision support system for electrode shaping in multi-pad FES foot drop correction

    Functional electrical stimulation (FES) can be applied as an assistive and therapeutic aid in the rehabilitation of foot drop. Transcutaneous multi-pad electrodes can increase the selectivity of stimulation; h...

    Jovana Malešević, Suzana Dedijer Dujović, Andrej M. Savić, Ljubica Konstantinović, Aleksandra Vidaković, Goran Bijelić, Nebojša Malešević and Thierry Keller

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:66

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  10. Research

    Frontal brain activation changes due to dual-tasking under partial body weight support conditions in older adults with multiple sclerosis

    Gait impairments present while dual-tasking in older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) have been associated with an increased risk of falls. Prior studies have examined prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity using...

    Gioella Chaparro, Julia M. Balto, Brian M. Sandroff, Roee Holtzer, Meltem Izzetoglu, Robert W. Motl and Manuel E. Hernandez

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:65

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  11. Methodology

    The Arm Movement Detection (AMD) test: a fast robotic test of proprioceptive acuity in the arm

    We examined the validity and reliability of a short robotic test of upper limb proprioception, the Arm Movement Detection (AMD) test, which yields a ratio-scaled, objective outcome measure to be used for evalu...

    Leigh Ann Mrotek, Maria Bengtson, Tina Stoeckmann, Lior Botzer, Claude P. Ghez, John McGuire and Robert A. Scheidt

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:64

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  12. Research

    Separability of motor imagery of the self from interpretation of motor intentions of others at the single trial level: an EEG study

    We aimed to investigate the separability of the neural correlates of 2 types of motor imagery, self and third person (actions owned by the participant himself vs. another individual). If possible this would al...

    João Andrade, José Cecílio, Marco Simões, Francisco Sales and Miguel Castelo-Branco

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:63

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  13. Research

    Varying negative work assistance at the ankle with a soft exosuit during loaded walking

    Only very recently, studies have shown that it is possible to reduce the metabolic rate of unloaded and loaded walking using robotic ankle exoskeletons. Some studies obtained this result by means of high posit...

    Philippe Malcolm, Sangjun Lee, Simona Crea, Christopher Siviy, Fabricio Saucedo, Ignacio Galiana, Fausto A. Panizzolo, Kenneth G. Holt and Conor J. Walsh

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:62

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  14. Review

    Markerless motion capture systems as training device in neurological rehabilitation: a systematic review of their use, application, target population and efficacy

    Client-centred task-oriented training is important in neurological rehabilitation but is time consuming and costly in clinical practice. The use of technology, especially motion capture systems (MCS) which are...

    Els Knippenberg, Jonas Verbrugghe, Ilse Lamers, Steven Palmaers, Annick Timmermans and Annemie Spooren

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:61

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  15. Research

    Results of the first interim analysis of the RAPPER II trial in patients with spinal cord injury: ambulation and functional exercise programs in the REX powered walking aid

    The RAPPER II study investigates the feasibility, safety and acceptability of using the REX self-stabilising robotic exoskeleton in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) who are obligatory wheelchair users. Fea...

    Nick Birch, Jon Graham, Tom Priestley, Chris Heywood, Mohamed Sakel, Angela Gall, Andrew Nunn and Nada Signal

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:60

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  16. Research

    KAPS (kinematic assessment of passive stretch): a tool to assess elbow flexor and extensor spasticity after stroke using a robotic exoskeleton

    Spasticity is a common sequela of stroke. Traditional assessment methods include relatively coarse scales that may not capture all characteristics of elevated muscle tone. Thus, the aim of this study was to de...

    Andrew Centen, Catherine R. Lowrey, Stephen H. Scott, Ting-Ting Yeh and George Mochizuki

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:59

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  17. Research

    Longitudinal estimation of intramuscular Tibialis Anterior coherence during subacute spinal cord injury: relationship with neurophysiological, functional and clinical outcome measures

    Estimation of surface intramuscular coherence has been used to indirectly assess pyramidal tract activity following spinal cord injury (SCI), especially within the 15-30 Hz bandwidth. However, change in higher...

    Elisabeth Bravo-Esteban, Julian Taylor, Manuel Aleixandre, Cristina Simón-Martínez, Diego Torricelli, Jose Luis Pons, Gerardo Avila-Martín, Iriana Galán-Arriero and Julio Gómez-Soriano

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:58

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  18. Research

    Modifying upper-limb inter-joint coordination in healthy subjects by training with a robotic exoskeleton

    The possibility to modify the usually pathological patterns of coordination of the upper-limb in stroke survivors remains a central issue and an open question for neurorehabilitation. Despite robot-led physica...

    Tommaso Proietti, Emmanuel Guigon, Agnès Roby-Brami and Nathanaël Jarrassé

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:55

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  19. Research

    Reactive stepping with functional neuromuscular stimulation in response to forward-directed perturbations

    Implanted motor system neuroprostheses can be effective at increasing personal mobility of persons paralyzed by spinal cord injuries. However, currently available neural stimulation systems for standing employ...

    Alexander J. Hunt, Brooke M. Odle, Lisa M. Lombardo, Musa L. Audu and Ronald J. Triolo

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:54

    Published on: 10 June 2017

  20. Research

    The role of virtual reality in improving motor performance as revealed by EEG: a randomized clinical trial

    Many studies have demonstrated the usefulness of repetitive task practice by using robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) devices, including Lokomat, for the treatment of lower limb paresis. Virtual reality (VR...

    Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Margherita Russo, Antonino Leo, Rosaria De Luca, Tina Balletta, Antonio Buda, Gianluca La Rosa, Alessia Bramanti and Placido Bramanti

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:53

    Published on: 7 June 2017

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