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  1. Obesity is known to affect balance and gait pattern increasing the risk of fall and injury as compared to the lean population. Such risk is particularly high during postural transitions. Gait initiation (GI) i...

    Authors: Nicola Cau, Veronica Cimolin, Manuela Galli, Helmer Precilios, Elena Tacchini, Cristina Santovito and Paolo Capodaglio

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:82

    Content type: Research

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  2. Gait deficits are very common after stroke and improved therapeutic interventions are needed. The objective of this study was therefore to investigate the therapeutic use of the nociceptive withdrawal reflex t...

    Authors: Erika Geraldina Spaich, Niels Svaneborg, Helle Rovsing Møller Jørgensen and Ole Kæseler Andersen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:81

    Content type: Research

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  3. This study sought to examine the effect of targeted physical therapy with and without cranial nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM), on the walking ability of people with MS who exhibited a dysfunctiona...

    Authors: Mitchell E Tyler, Kurt A Kaczmarek, Kathy L Rust, Alla M Subbotin, Kimberly L Skinner and Yuri P Danilov

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:79

    Content type: Research

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  4. Spasticity is an important complication after stroke, especially in the anti-gravity muscles, i.e. lower limb extensors. However the contribution of hyperexcitable muscle spindle reflex loops to gait impairmen...

    Authors: Karen Jansen, Friedl De Groote, Wouter Aerts, Joris De Schutter, Jacques Duysens and Ilse Jonkers

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:78

    Content type: Research

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  5. Proprioception plays important roles in planning and control of limb posture and movement. The impact of proprioceptive deficits on motor function post-stroke has been difficult to elucidate due to limitations...

    Authors: Lucia Simo, Lior Botzer, Claude Ghez and Robert A Scheidt

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:77

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. It is thought that therapy should be functional, be highly repetitive, and promote afferent input to best stimulate hand motor recovery after stroke, yet patients struggle to access such therapy. We developed ...

    Authors: Nizan Friedman, Vicky Chan, Andrea N Reinkensmeyer, Ariel Beroukhim, Gregory J Zambrano, Mark Bachman and David J Reinkensmeyer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:76

    Content type: Research

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  7. Pattern recognition control of prosthetic hands take inputs from one or more myoelectric sensors and controls one or more degrees of freedom. However, most systems created allow only sequential control of one ...

    Authors: Anders L Fougner, Øyvind Stavdahl and Peter J Kyberd

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:75

    Content type: Research

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  8. Gait rehabilitation often utilizes correction of stepping movements, and visual feedback is one of the interactive forms that can be used for rehabilitation. We presented a paradigm called visual feedback dist...

    Authors: Seung-Jae Kim and Dieudonne Mugisha

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:74

    Content type: Research

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  9. Nerve cuff electrodes are commonly and successfully used for stimulating peripheral nerves. On the other hand, they occasionally induce functional and morphological changes following chronic implantation, for ...

    Authors: Stephen M Restaino, Erkinay Abliz, Kelliann Wachrathit, Victor Krauthamer and Sameer B Shah

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:73

    Content type: Research

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  10. A recent study showed that the gaze patterns of amputee users of myoelectric prostheses differ markedly from those seen in anatomically intact subjects. Gaze behaviour is a promising outcome measures for prost...

    Authors: Mohammad MD Sobuh, Laurence PJ Kenney, Adam J Galpin, Sibylle B Thies, Jane McLaughlin, Jai Kulkarni and Peter Kyberd

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:72

    Content type: Research

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  11. Balance control during walking has been shown to involve a metabolic cost in healthy subjects, but it is unclear how this cost changes as a function of postural threat. The aim of the present study was to dete...

    Authors: Trienke IJmker, Claudine J Lamoth, Han Houdijk, Lucas HV van der Woude and Peter J Beek

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:71

    Content type: Research

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  12. Assessment of hand kinematics is important when evaluating hand functioning. Major drawbacks of current sensing glove systems are lack of rotational observability in particular directions, labour intensive cal...

    Authors: Henk G Kortier, Victor I Sluiter, Daniel Roetenberg and Peter H Veltink

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:70

    Content type: Research

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  13. In the physical therapy setting, physical therapists (PTs) often prescribe exercises for their clients to perform at home. However, it is difficult for PTs to obtain information about their clients’ compliance...

    Authors: Kevin Huang, Patrick J Sparto, Sara Kiesler, Daniel P Siewiorek and Asim Smailagic

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:69

    Content type: Research

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  14. The performance capabilities and limitations of control interfaces for the operation of active movement-assistive devices remain unclear. Selecting an optimal interface for an application requires a thorough u...

    Authors: Joan Lobo-Prat, Arvid QL Keemink, Arno HA Stienen, Alfred C Schouten, Peter H Veltink and Bart FJM Koopman

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:68

    Content type: Research

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  15. Arm impairment in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is commonly assessed with clinical scales, such as Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) which evaluates the ability to handle and transport smaller and larger objects. ARAT...

    Authors: Ilaria Carpinella, Davide Cattaneo and Maurizio Ferrarin

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:67

    Content type: Research

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  16. 1) To measure and compare the time required to perform (pTUG) and the time required to imagine (iTUG) the Timed Up & Go (TUG), and the time difference between these two tasks (i.e., TUG delta time) in older ad...

    Authors: Olivier Beauchet, Cyrille P Launay, Ervin Sejdić, Gilles Allali and Cédric Annweiler

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:66

    Content type: Research

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  17. Concurrent validity and intra-rater reliability using a customized Android phone application to measure cervical-spine range-of-motion (ROM) has not been previously validated against a gold-standard three-dime...

    Authors: June Quek, Sandra G Brauer, Julia Treleaven, Yong-Hao Pua, Benjamin Mentiplay and Ross Allan Clark

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:65

    Content type: Short report

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  18. Several strategies have been proposed to improve patient motivation and exercise intensity during robot-aided stroke rehabilitation. One relatively unexplored possibility is two-player gameplay, allowing subje...

    Authors: Domen Novak, Aniket Nagle, Urs Keller and Robert Riener

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:64

    Content type: Research

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  19. A new version of the CatWalk XT system was evaluated as a tool for detecting very subtle alteration in gait based on higher speed sample rate; the system could also demonstrate minor changes in neurological fu...

    Authors: Ying-Ju Chen, Fu-Chou Cheng, Meei-Ling Sheu, Hong-Lin Su, Chun-Jung Chen, Jason Sheehan and Hung-Chuan Pan

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:62

    Content type: Research

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  20. Increasing numbers of patients require permanent walking aids to maintain mobility. Current elbow crutches are not designed for long-term use, and overuse is often associated with hematoma formation and pain a...

    Authors: Jonas Fischer, Corina Nüesch, Beat Göpfert, Annegret Mündermann, Victor Valderrabano and Thomas Hügle

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:61

    Content type: Research

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  21. Computer based gaming systems, such as the Microsoft Kinect (Kinect), can facilitate complex task practice, enhance sensory feedback and action observation in novel, relevant and motivating modes of exercise w...

    Authors: Brook Galna, Dan Jackson, Guy Schofield, Roisin McNaney, Mary Webster, Gillian Barry, Dadirayi Mhiripiri, Madeline Balaam, Patrick Olivier and Lynn Rochester

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:60

    Content type: Methodology

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  22. Robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) is expected to be an effective rehabilitative intervention for patients with gait disturbances. However, the monotonous gait pattern provided by robotic guidance tends to in...

    Authors: Yoshie Nakanishi, Futoshi Wada, Satoru Saeki and Kenji Hachisuka

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:59

    Content type: Research

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  23. Locomotion involves an integration of vision, proprioception, and vestibular information. The parieto-insular vestibular cortex is known to affect the supra-spinal rhythm generators, and the vestibular system ...

    Authors: Soo Chan Kim, Joo Yeon Kim, Hwan Nyeong Lee, Hwan Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Kwon, Nam beom Kim, Mi Joo Kim, Jong Hyun Hwang and Gyu Cheol Han

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:58

    Content type: Research

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  24. Neuromuscular stimulation coupled with bilateral movements facilitates functional motor recovery of the upper extremities post stroke. This study investigated electromyography activation patterns during traini...

    Authors: Nyeonju Kang, Jerelyne Idica, Bhullar Amitoj and James H Cauraugh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:57

    Content type: Research

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  25. Monitoring joint angles through wearable systems enables human posture and gesture to be reconstructed as a support for physical rehabilitation both in clinics and at the patient’s home. A new generation of we...

    Authors: Alessandro Tognetti, Federico Lorussi, Gabriele Dalle Mura, Nicola Carbonaro, Maria Pacelli, Rita Paradiso and Danilo De Rossi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:56

    Content type: Research

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  26. Robotic-assisted walking after stroke provides intensive task-oriented training. But, despite the growing diffusion of robotic devices little information is available about cardiorespiratory and metabolic resp...

    Authors: Anna Sofia Delussu, Giovanni Morone, Marco Iosa, Maura Bragoni, Marco Traballesi and Stefano Paolucci

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:54

    Content type: Research

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  27. The ability to walk independently is a primary goal for rehabilitation after stroke. Gait analysis provides a great amount of valuable information, while functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) offers a p...

    Authors: Silvia Del Din, Alessandra Bertoldo, Zimi Sawacha, Johanna Jonsdottir, Marco Rabuffetti, Claudio Cobelli and Maurizio Ferrarin

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:53

    Content type: Research

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  28. This study uses biomechanical modelling and computational optimization to investigate muscle activation in combination with applied external forces as a treatment for scoliosis. Bracing, which incorporates app...

    Authors: Maurice Curtin and Madeleine M Lowery

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:52

    Content type: Research

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  29. The aim of the present study is to demonstrate, through tests with healthy volunteers, the feasibility of potentially assisting individuals with neurological disorders via a portable assistive technology for t...

    Authors: Ritik Looned, Jacob Webb, Zheng Gang Xiao and Carlo Menon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:51

    Content type: Research

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  30. Postural control is organized around a task goal. The two most frequently used types of tasks for postural control research are translational (translation along the anterior-posterior axis) and rotational (rot...

    Authors: Chiung-Ling Chen, Shu-Zon Lou, Hong-Wen Wu, Shyi-Kuen Wu, Kwok-Tak Yeung and Fong-Chin Su

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:50

    Content type: Research

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  31. To assess physical behaviour, including physical activity and sedentary behaviour, of ambulatory adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy (CP). We compared participant physical behaviour to that of abl...

    Authors: Carla FJ Nooijen, Jorrit Slaman, Henk J Stam, Marij E Roebroeck and Rita J van den Berg-Emons

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:49

    Content type: Research

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  32. Falls are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults and patients with neurological disease like Parkinson’s disease (PD). Self-report of missteps, also referred to as near falls, has been r...

    Authors: Tal Iluz, Eran Gazit, Talia Herman, Eliot Sprecher, Marina Brozgol, Nir Giladi, Anat Mirelman and Jeffrey M Hausdorff

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:48

    Content type: Research

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  33. Existing clinical scores of upper limb function often use observer-based ordinal scales that are subjective and commonly have floor and ceiling effects. The purpose of the present study was to develop an upper...

    Authors: Kathrin Tyryshkin, Angela M Coderre, Janice I Glasgow, Troy M Herter, Stephen D Bagg, Sean P Dukelow and Stephen H Scott

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:47

    Content type: Research

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  34. In incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI), sensorimotor impairments result in severe limitations to ambulation. To improve walking capacity, physical therapies using robotic-assisted locomotor devices, such as t...

    Authors: Deborah Varoqui, Xun Niu and Mehdi M Mirbagheri

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:46

    Content type: Research

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  35. Over fifty percent of stroke patients experience chronic arm hand performance problems, compromising independence in daily life activities and quality of life. Task-oriented training may improve arm hand perfo...

    Authors: Annick AA Timmermans, Ryanne JM Lemmens, Maurice Monfrance, Richard PJ Geers, Wilbert Bakx, Rob JEM Smeets and Henk AM Seelen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:45

    Content type: Research

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  36. A system providing disabled persons with control of various assistive devices with the tongue has been developed at Aalborg University in Denmark. The system requires an activation unit attached to the tongue ...

    Authors: Bo Bentsen, Michael Gaihede, Romulus Lontis and Lotte NS Andreasen Struijk

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:44

    Content type: Research

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  37. Motor impairment is a major consequence of spinal cord injury (SCI). Earlier studies have shown that robotic gait orthosis (e.g., Lokomat) can improve an SCI individual’s walking capacity. However, little is k...

    Authors: Xun Niu, Deborah Varoqui, Matthew Kindig and Mehdi M Mirbagheri

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:42

    Content type: Research

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  38. Due to their limited dexterity, it is currently not possible to use a commercially available prosthetic hand to unscrew or screw objects without using elbow and shoulder movements. For these tasks, prosthetic ...

    Authors: Benjamin A Kent, Nareen Karnati and Erik D Engeberg

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:41

    Content type: Research

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  39. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a widely-used investigative technique in motor cortical evaluation. Recently, there has been a surge in TMS studies evaluating lower-limb fatigue. TMS intensity of 12...

    Authors: John Temesi, Mathieu Gruet, Thomas Rupp, Samuel Verges and Guillaume Y Millet

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:40

    Content type: Research

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  40. Stroke patients have impaired postural balance that increases the risk of falls and impairs their mobility. Assessment of postural balance is commonly carried out by recording centre of pressure (CoP) displace...

    Authors: David Gasq, Marc Labrunée, David Amarantini, Philippe Dupui, Richard Montoya and Philippe Marque

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:39

    Content type: Research

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  41. Little is known about the post-discharge outdoor activities of people who have incurred severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study used a body-worn global positioning system (GPS) device to determine the ...

    Authors: Ross A Clark, Natasha Weragoda, Kade Paterson, Stacey Telianidis and Gavin Williams

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:37

    Content type: Short report

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  42. Integrating rehabilitation services through wearable systems has the potential to accurately assess the type, intensity, duration, and quality of movement necessary for procuring key outcome measures.

    Authors: Dax Steins, Helen Dawes, Patrick Esser and Johnny Collett

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:36

    Content type: Review

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  43. The objective of the present study was to assess whether computer game-based training in the home setting in the late phase after stroke could improve upper extremity motor function.

    Authors: Angelique Slijper, Karin E Svensson, Per Backlund, Henrik Engström and Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:35

    Content type: Research

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  44. The combination of single-switch access technology and scanning is the most promising means of augmentative and alternative communication for many children with severe physical disabilities. However, the physi...

    Authors: Brian Leung and Tom Chau

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:34

    Content type: Research

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  45. Evidence for exercise based computer games (exergaming) as a rehabilitation tool for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is only now emerging and is yet to be synthesised. To this end, we conducted a systemat...

    Authors: Gillian Barry, Brook Galna and Lynn Rochester

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:33

    Content type: Review

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