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  1. The Nintendo Wii Fit was released just over five years ago as a means of improving basic fitness and overall well-being. Despite this broad mission, the Wii Fit has generated specific interest in the domain of...

    Authors: Daniel J Goble, Brian L Cone and Brett W Fling

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:12

    Content type: Review

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  2. Electromyography (EMG) alterations during gait, supposedly caused by diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy, are subtle and still inconsistent, due to difficulties in defining homogeneous experimental groups wit...

    Authors: Ricky Watari, Cristina D Sartor, Andreja P Picon, Marco K Butugan, Cesar F Amorim, Neli RS Ortega and Isabel CN Sacco

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:11

    Content type: Research

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  3. This paper describes the design and preliminary testing of FINGER (Finger Individuating Grasp Exercise Robot), a device for assisting in finger rehabilitation after neurologic injury. We developed FINGER to as...

    Authors: Hossein Taheri, Justin B Rowe, David Gardner, Vicki Chan, Kyle Gray, Curtis Bower, David J Reinkensmeyer and Eric T Wolbrecht

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  4. Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) can potentially be used to aid in the recovery of lost motor control in a limb following stroke. BCIs are typically used by subjects with no damage to the brain therefore relati...

    Authors: Darren J Leamy, Juš Kocijan, Katarina Domijan, Joseph Duffin, Richard AP Roche, Sean Commins, Rónán Collins and Tomas E Ward

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:9

    Content type: Research

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  5. Sensorimotor impairments secondary to a spinal cord injury affect standing postural balance. While quasi-static postural balance impairments have been documented, little information is known about dynamic post...

    Authors: Jean-François Lemay, Dany H Gagnon, Sylvie Nadeau, Murielle Grangeon, Cindy Gauthier and Cyril Duclos

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:8

    Content type: Research

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  6. People with severe disabilities, e.g. due to neurodegenerative disease, depend on technology that allows for accurate wheelchair control. For those who cannot operate a wheelchair with a joystick, brain-comput...

    Authors: Tobias Kaufmann, Andreas Herweg and Andrea Kübler

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:7

    Content type: Research

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  7. Underlying the increased incidence of falls during multitasking is a reduced ability to detect or attend to the sensory information signaling postural instability. Adding noise to a biological system has been ...

    Authors: Emily A Keshner, Jill C Slaboda, Lois Lanaria Day and Kurosh Darvish

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:6

    Content type: Research

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  8. Myoelectric control has been used for decades to control powered upper limb prostheses. Conventional, amplitude-based control has been employed to control a single prosthesis degree of freedom (DOF) such as cl...

    Authors: Aaron J Young, Lauren H Smith, Elliott J Rouse and Levi J Hargrove

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  9. Task-specific locomotor training has been promoted to improve walking-related outcome after incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). However, there is also evidence that lower extremity strength training might le...

    Authors: Rob Labruyère and Hubertus J A van Hedel

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  10. The existing shortage of therapists and caregivers assisting physically disabled individuals at home is expected to increase and become serious problem in the near future. The patient population needing physic...

    Authors: Paweł Maciejasz, Jörg Eschweiler, Kurt Gerlach-Hahn, Arne Jansen-Troy and Steffen Leonhardt

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:3

    Content type: Review

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  11. Body motion data registered by wearable sensors can provide objective feedback to patients on the effectiveness of the rehabilitation interventions they undergo. Such a feedback may motivate patients to keep i...

    Authors: Zhen G Xiao and Carlo Menon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  12. To explore if stimulus–response (S-R) characteristics of the silent period (SP) after transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are affected by changing the SP definition and by changing data presentation in hea...

    Authors: Annette AA van Kuijk, Chantal D Bakker, Jan CM Hendriks, Alexander CH Geurts, Dick F Stegeman and Jaco W Pasman

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:1

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. Root mean square (RMS) of trunk acceleration is seen frequently in gait analysis research. However, many studies have reported that the RMS value was related to walking speed. Therefore, the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Masaki Sekine, Toshiyo Tamura, Masaki Yoshida, Yuki Suda, Yuichi Kimura, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Yoshifumi Kijima, Yuji Higashi and Toshiro Fujimoto

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:118

    Content type: Research

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  14. Gait disturbances found in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) are unspecific to the diagnosis and commonly occur in neurodegenerative or vascular conditions (iNPH-like conditions). T...

    Authors: Gilles Allali, Magali Laidet, Olivier Beauchet, Francois R Herrmann, Frederic Assal and Stephane Armand

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:117

    Content type: Research

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  15. Brain-computer interface (BCI) systems have been developed to provide paralyzed individuals the ability to command the movements of an assistive device using only their brain activity. BCI systems are typicall...

    Authors: Stephen T Foldes and Dawn M Taylor

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:116

    Content type: Short report

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  16. This study investigated changes in stance movement strategies and muscle synergies when bilateral peripheral vestibular loss (BVL) subjects are provided feedback of pelvis sway angle.

    Authors: Flurin Honegger, Imke MA Hillebrandt, Nadja GA van den Elzen, Kok-Sing Tang and John HJ Allum

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:115

    Content type: Research

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  17. Stroke is a major cause of disability in the world. The activities of upper limb segments are often compromised following a stroke, impairing most daily tasks. Robotic training is now considered amongst the re...

    Authors: Giuliana Grimaldi and Mario Manto

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:113

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. To date, the limited degrees of freedom (DOF) of most robotic training devices hinders them from providing functional training following stroke. We developed a 6-DOF exoskeleton (“BONES”) that allows movement ...

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Milot, Steven J Spencer, Vicky Chan, James P Allington, Julius Klein, Cathy Chou, James E Bobrow, Steven C Cramer and David J Reinkensmeyer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:112

    Content type: Research

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  19. Excessive reliance on wheelchairs in individuals with tetraplegia or paraplegia due to spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to many medical co-morbidities, such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic derangements, ost...

    Authors: An H Do, Po T Wang, Christine E King, Sophia N Chun and Zoran Nenadic

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:111

    Content type: Research

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  20. Most current applications of visual feedback to improve postural control are limited to a fixed base of support and produce mixed results regarding improved postural control and transfer to functional tasks. C...

    Authors: Eric Anson, Russell Rosenberg, Peter Agada, Tim Kiemel and John Jeka

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:110

    Content type: Research

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  21. Time-Frequency analysis of electroencephalogram (EEG) during different mental tasks received significant attention. As EEG is non-stationary, time-frequency analysis is essential to analyze brain states during...

    Authors: Yubo Wang, Kalyana C Veluvolu and Minho Lee

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:109

    Content type: Research

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  22. Epidural stimulation of the spinal cord can be used to enable stepping on a treadmill (electrical enabling motor control, eEmc) after a complete mid-thoracic spinal cord transection in adult rats. Herein we ha...

    Authors: Parag Gad, Jaehoon Choe, Prithvi Shah, Guillermo Garcia-Alias, Mrinal Rath, Yury Gerasimenko, Hui Zhong, Roland R Roy and Victor Reggie Edgerton

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:108

    Content type: Research

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  23. Passive prosthetic devices are set up to provide optimal function at customary walking speed and thus may function less effectively at other speeds. This partly explains why joint kinetic adaptations become mo...

    Authors: Alan R De Asha, Ramesh Munjal, Jai Kulkarni and John G Buckley

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:107

    Content type: Research

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  24. Motor imagery can elicit brain oscillations in Rolandic mu rhythm and central beta rhythm, both originating in the sensorimotor cortex. In contrast with simple limb motor imagery, less work was reported about ...

    Authors: Weibo Yi, Shuang Qiu, Hongzhi Qi, Lixin Zhang, Baikun Wan and Dong Ming

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:106

    Content type: Research

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  25. Stroke rehabilitation does not often integrate both sensory and motor recovery. While subthreshold noise was shown to enhance sensory signal detection at the site of noise application, having a noise-generatin...

    Authors: Leah R Enders, Pilwon Hur, Michelle J Johnson and Na Jin Seo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:105

    Content type: Research

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  26. Stroke survivors often have difficulties in manipulating objects with their affected hand. Thumb control plays an important role in object manipulation. Surface functional electrical stimulation (FES) can assi...

    Authors: Ard J Westerveld, Alfred C Schouten, Peter H Veltink and Herman van der Kooij

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:104

    Content type: Research

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  27. After a stroke, patients show significant modifications of neural control of movement, such as abnormal muscle co-activation, and reduced selectivity and modulation of muscle activity. Nonetheless, results rep...

    Authors: Peppino Tropea, Vito Monaco, Martina Coscia, Federico Posteraro and Silvestro Micera

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:103

    Content type: Research

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  28. Rehabilitation robotics is progressing towards developing robots that can be used as advanced tools to augment the role of a therapist. These robots are capable of not only offering more frequent and more acce...

    Authors: Radhika Chemuturi, Farshid Amirabdollahian and Kerstin Dautenhahn

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:102

    Content type: Research

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  29. Fall injuries are responsible for physical dysfunction, significant disability, and loss of independence among elderly. Poor postural control is one of the major risk factors for falling but can be trained in ...

    Authors: Mike van Diest, Claudine JC Lamoth, Jan Stegenga, Gijsbertus J Verkerke and Klaas Postema

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:101

    Content type: Review

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  30. Recent studies suggest that surface muscular functional electrical stimulation (FES) might suppress neurological upper limb tremor. We assessed its effects on upper limb physiological tremor, which is mainly d...

    Authors: Giuliana Grimaldi, Alfredo Fernandez and Mario Manto

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:100

    Content type: Research

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  31. In this paper we use multivariate statistical techniques to gain insights into how adaptive gait involving obstacle crossing is regulated in lower-limb amputees compared to able-bodied controls, with the aim o...

    Authors: John G Buckley, Alan R De Asha, Louise Johnson and Clive B Beggs

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:98

    Content type: Research

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  32. Following incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI), descending drive is impaired, possibly leading to a decrease in the complexity of gait. To test the hypothesis that iSCI impairs gait coordination and decreases ...

    Authors: Brian K Hillen, Gary T Yamaguchi, James J Abbas and Ranu Jung

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:97

    Content type: Research

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  33. There is an increasing trend in using robots for medical purposes. One specific area is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is one of the non-drug treatments in community health which means the restoration of the a...

    Authors: Wahab Aminiazar, Farid Najafi and Mohammad Ali Nekoui

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:96

    Content type: Research

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  34. Stroke is often associated with balance deficits that increase the risk of falls and may lead to severe mobility disfunctions or death. The purpose of this study is to establish the relation between the outcom...

    Authors: Zimi Sawacha, Elena Carraro, Paola Contessa, Annamaria Guiotto, Stefano Masiero and Claudio Cobelli

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:95

    Content type: Research

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  35. To date, in Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1) the rehabilitative interventions have always been aimed at muscle strengthening, increasing of fatigue resistance and improving of aerobic metabolism efficiency wher...

    Authors: Carmelo Chisari, Federica Bertolucci, Stefania Dalise and Bruno Rossi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:94

    Content type: Research

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  36. Although significant progress has been achieved in developing sensory augmentation methods to improve standing balance, attempts to extend this research to locomotion have been quite limited in scope. The goal...

    Authors: Kathleen H Sienko, M David Balkwill, Lars I E Oddsson and Conrad Wall III

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:93

    Content type: Short report

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  37. Although common during the early stages of recovery from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), attention deficits have been scarcely investigated. Encouraging evidence suggests beneficial effects of attention t...

    Authors: Assaf Y Dvorkin, Milan Ramaiya, Eric B Larson, Felise S Zollman, Nancy Hsu, Sonia Pacini, Amit Shah and James L Patton

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:92

    Content type: Research

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  38. Older adults are the most prevalent wheelchair users in Canada. Yet, cognitive impairments may prevent an older adult from being allowed to use a powered wheelchair due to safety and usability concerns. To add...

    Authors: Tuck-Voon How, Rosalie H Wang and Alex Mihailidis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:90

    Content type: Research

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  39. Vibration is known to alter proprioceptive afferents and create a tonic vibration reflex. The control of force and its variability are often considered determinants of motor performance and neuromuscular contr...

    Authors: Jean-Alexandre Boucher, Martin C Normand and Martin Descarreaux

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:89

    Content type: Research

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  40. Shoulder subluxation is a frequent complication of motor impairment after stroke, leading to soft tissue damage, stretching of the joint capsule, rotator cuff injury, and in some cases pain, thus limiting use ...

    Authors: Carolin I Dohle, Avrielle Rykman, Johanna Chang and Bruce T Volpe

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:88

    Content type: Research

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  41. Only few studies have looked at electromyography (EMG) during prosthetic gait. Differences in EMG between normal and prosthetic gait for stance and swing phase were never separately analyzed. These differences...

    Authors: Eva C Wentink, Erik C Prinsen, Johan S Rietman and Peter H Veltink

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:87

    Content type: Research

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  42. A growing interest in frailty syndrome exists because it is regarded as a major predictor of co-morbidities and mortality in older populations. Nevertheless, frailty assessment has been controversial, particul...

    Authors: Nora Millor, Pablo Lecumberri, Marisol Gómez, Alicia Martínez-Ramírez and Mikel Izquierdo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:86

    Content type: Research

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  43. Recent evidence has demonstrated the efficacy of Virtual Reality (VR) for stroke rehabilitation nonetheless its benefits and limitations in large population of patients have not yet been studied.

    Authors: Andrea Turolla, Mauro Dam, Laura Ventura, Paolo Tonin, Michela Agostini, Carla Zucconi, Pawel Kiper, Annachiara Cagnin and Lamberto Piron

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:85

    Content type: Research

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  44. Most studies in performing slips and falls research reported their results after the ipsilateral leg of subjects (either right foot or left foot) was guided to contact the contaminated floor surface although m...

    Authors: Jung-suk Seo and Sukwon Kim

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:84

    Content type: Short report

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  45. Rehabilitation services use outcome measures to track motor performance of their patients over time. State-of-the-art approaches use mainly patients’ feedback and experts’ observations for this purpose. We aim...

    Authors: Christina Strohrmann, Rob Labruyère, Corinna N Gerber, Hubertus J van Hedel, Bert Arnrich and Gerhard Tröster

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:83

    Content type: Research

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  46. Though non-invasive EEG-based Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) have been researched extensively over the last two decades, most designs require control of spatial attention and/or gaze on the part of the user.

    Authors: Srivas Chennu, Abdulmajeed Alsufyani, Marco Filetti, Adrian M Owen and Howard Bowman

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:82

    Content type: Research

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  47. Spastic paresis in cerebral palsy (CP) is characterized by increased joint stiffness that may be of neural origin, i.e. improper muscle activation caused by e.g. hyperreflexia or non-neural origin, i.e. altere...

    Authors: Karin L de Gooijer-van de Groep, Erwin de Vlugt, Jurriaan H de Groot, Hélène CM van der Heijden-Maessen, Dennis HM Wielheesen, Rietje (M) S van Wijlen-Hempel, J Hans Arendzen and Carel GM Meskers

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:81

    Content type: Research

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