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  1. In humans, corticospinal excitability is known to increase following motor electrical stimulation (ES) designed to mimic a voluntary contraction. However, whether the effect is equivalent with different applic...

    Authors: Rebecca K Andrews, Siobhan M Schabrun, Michael C Ridding, Mary P Galea, Paul W Hodges and Lucinda S Chipchase

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:51

    Content type: Research

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  2. This research has established a method for using single channel surface electromyogram (sEMG) recorded from the forearm to identify individual finger flexion. The technique uses the volume conduction propertie...

    Authors: Dinesh Kant Kumar, Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan and Vijay Pal Singh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:50

    Content type: Research

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  3. People with a lower-extremity amputation that use conventional passive-elastic ankle-foot prostheses encounter a series of stress-related challenges during walking such as greater forces on their unaffected le...

    Authors: Alena M Grabowski and Susan D’Andrea

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:49

    Content type: Research

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  4. Epiretinal implants based on microelectro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology with a polyimide (PI) material are being proposed for application. Many kinds of non-photosensitive PIs have good biocompatibility ...

    Authors: Xia Jiang, Xiaohong Sui, Yiliang Lu, Yan Yan, Chuanqing Zhou, Liming Li, Qiushi Ren and Xinyu Chai

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:48

    Content type: Research

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  5. Avoiding a fall requires fast and appropriate step responses, stepping speed as a fall risk indicator has only been assessed in older adults. We have developed a new measurement system that applies a laser ran...

    Authors: Tetsuya Matsumura, Toshiki Moriguchi, Minoru Yamada, Kazuki Uemura, Shu Nishiguchi, Tomoki Aoyama and Masaki Takahashi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:47

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. Spinal cord transection and peripheral nerve transection cause muscle atrophy and muscle fiber type conversion. It is still unknown how spinal cord transection and peripheral nerve transection each affect the ...

    Authors: Kosaku Higashino, Tetsuya Matsuura, Katsuyoshi Suganuma, Kiminori Yukata, Toshihiko Nishisho and Natsuo Yasui

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:46

    Content type: Research

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  7. Respiratory rehabilitation reduces breathlessness from patient with respiratory dysfunction. Chest expansion score, which represents the circumference magnitude of the thoracic cage, is used for a target when ...

    Authors: Yukiko Nishigaki, Hiroko Mizuguchi, Eriko Takeda, Tomokazu Koike, Takeshi Ando, Kazuya Kawamura, Takuro Shimbo, Hidetoshi Ishikawa, Masashi Fujimoto, Ikuko Saotome, Reiko Odo, Kazuko Omoda, Shohei Yamashita, Tomoko Yamada, Toshihito Omi, Yuya Matsushita…

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:45

    Content type: Research

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  8. The nonstationary property of electromyography (EMG) signals usually makes the pattern recognition (PR) based methods ineffective after some time in practical application for multinational prosthesis. The conv...

    Authors: Xinpu Chen, Dingguo Zhang and Xiangyang Zhu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:44

    Content type: Research

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  9. Early exercise after stroke promoted angiogenesis and increased microvessles density. However, whether these newly formatted vessels indeed give rise to functional vascular and improve the cerebral blood flow ...

    Authors: Pengyue Zhang, Huixian Yu, Naiyun Zhou, Jie Zhang, Yi Wu, Yuling Zhang, Yulong Bai, Jie Jia, Qi Zhang, Shan Tian, Junfa Wu and Yongshan Hu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:43

    Content type: Research

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  10. To increase the ecological validity of neuropsychological instruments the use of virtual reality (VR) applications can be considered as an effective tool in the field of cognitive neurorehabilitation. Despite ...

    Authors: Philip Grewe, Agnes Kohsik, David Flentge, Eugen Dyck, Mario Botsch, York Winter, Hans J Markowitsch, Christian G Bien and Martina Piefke

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:42

    Content type: Research

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  11. Total hip arthroplasty is a successful surgical procedure to treat hip osteoarthritis. Clinicians use different questionnaires to assess the patient’s pain and functional capacity. Furthermore, they assess the...

    Authors: Alicia Martínez-Ramírez, Dirk Weenk, Pablo Lecumberri, Nico Verdonschot, Dean Pakvis and Peter H Veltink

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:41

    Content type: Research

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  12. Gait training robots should display a minimum added inertia in order to allow normal walking. The effect of inertias in specific directions is yet unknown. We set up two experiments to assess the effect of ine...

    Authors: Jos H Meuleman, Edwin HF van Asseldonk and Herman van der Kooij

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:40

    Content type: Research

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  13. Robotic arm therapy devices that incorporate actuated assistance can enhance arm recovery, motivate patients to practice, and allow therapists to deliver semi-autonomous training. However, because such devices...

    Authors: Daniel K Zondervan, Lorena Palafox, Jorge Hernandez and David J Reinkensmeyer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:39

    Content type: Research

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  14. The beneficial effects of bilateral sub-thalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation on motor function and gait in advanced Parkinson’s disease are established. Less is known about the effect of stimulation on cogn...

    Authors: Eliraz Seri-Fainshtat, Zvi Israel, Aner Weiss and Jeffrey M Hausdorff

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:38

    Content type: Research

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  15. Quantitative evaluation of position control ability in stroke patients is needed. Here we report a demonstration of position control ability assessment and test-retest reliability during squat-stand activity o...

    Authors: Rong-Rong Lu, Fang Li, Yi Wu, Yong-Shan Hu, Xiu-Lin Xu, Ren-Lin Zou and Xiu-Fang Hu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:37

    Content type: Methodology

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  16. Pathological tremor is the most prevalent movement disorder. Current treatments do not attain a significant tremor reduction in a large proportion of patients, which makes tremor a major cause of loss of quali...

    Authors: Juan Álvaro Gallego, Eduardo Rocon, Juan Manuel Belda-Lois and José Luis Pons

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:36

    Content type: Research

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  17. Although the effects of robot-assisted arm training after stroke are promising, the relative effects of unilateral (URT) vs. bilateral (BRT) robot-assisted arm training remain uncertain. This study compared th...

    Authors: Ching-yi Wu, Chieh-ling Yang, Ming-de Chen, Keh-chung Lin and Li-ling Wu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:35

    Content type: Research

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  18. The relationship between normal and tangential force components (grip force – GF and load force – LF, respectively) acting on the digits-object interface during object manipulation reveals neural mechanisms in...

    Authors: Sabrina Tiago Pedão, José Angelo Barela, Kauê Carvalho de Almeida Lima and Paulo Barbosa de Freitas

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:34

    Content type: Methodology

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  19. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) significantly reduces symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) such as bradykinesia, tremor and rigidity. It also reduces the need for anti-PD medicati...

    Authors: Maria H Nilsson, Mitesh Patel, Stig Rehncrona, Måns Magnusson and Per-Anders Fransson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:33

    Content type: Research

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  20. High-frequency trains of electrical stimulation applied over the human muscles can generate forces higher than would be expected by direct activation of motor axons, as evidenced by an unexpected relation betw...

    Authors: Fernando Henrique Magalhães, Diana Rezende de Toledo and André Fabio Kohn

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:32

    Content type: Research

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  21. Current inertial motion capture systems are rarely used in biomedical applications. The attachment and connection of the sensors with cables is often a complex and time consuming task. Moreover, it is prone to...

    Authors: Dirk Weenk, Bert-Jan F van Beijnum, Chris TM Baten, Hermie J Hermens and Peter H Veltink

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:31

    Content type: Research

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  22. The present study aimed at devising a data processing procedure that provides an optimal estimation of the 3-D instantaneous orientation of an inertial measurement unit (IMU). This result is usually obtained b...

    Authors: Vincent Bonnet, Claudia Mazzà, John McCamley and Aurelio Cappozzo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:29

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. Skilled performance of reach actions includes both anticipatory planning and compensatory adjustments made while moving. The execution of reach actions in a virtual environment (VE) demonstrates similar charac...

    Authors: Jill Campbell Stewart, James Gordon and Carolee J Winstein

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:27

    Content type: Research

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  24. The current experiment investigated the impact of two potential confounding variables on the postural balance in young participants: the induced-experimental activity prior to the static postural measurements ...

    Authors: Thibault Deschamps, Justine Magnard and Christophe Cornu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:26

    Content type: Research

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  25. Robot-assisted therapy in patients with neurological disease is an attempt to improve function in a moderate to severe hemiparetic arm. A better understanding of cortical modifications after robot-assisted tra...

    Authors: Emanuela Formaggio, Silvia Francesca Storti, Ilaria Boscolo Galazzo, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Christian Geroin, Nicola Smania, Laura Spezia, Andreas Waldner, Antonio Fiaschi and Paolo Manganotti

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:24

    Content type: Research

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  26. Human stance involves multiple segments, including the legs and trunk, and requires coordinated actions of both. A novel method was developed that reliably estimates the contribution of the left and right leg ...

    Authors: Tjitske Anke Boonstra, Alfred C Schouten and Herman van der Kooij

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:23

    Content type: Methodology

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  27. Cuff electrodes have been widely used chronically in different clinical applications. This neural interface has been dominantly used for nerve stimulation while interfering noise is the major issue when employ...

    Authors: Max Ortiz-Catalan, Jorge Marin-Millan, Jean Delbeke, Bo Håkansson and Rickard Brånemark

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:22

    Content type: Research

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  28. Torso-based vibrotactile feedback may significantly reduce postural sway in balance-compromised adults during quiet standing or in response to perturbations. However, natural non-volitional postural responses ...

    Authors: Beom-Chan Lee, Bernard J Martin and Kathleen H Sienko

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:21

    Content type: Research

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  29. There is a paucity of information regarding visuospatial (VS) and visuomotor (VM) task performance in patients with chronic right fronto-parietal lobe stroke, as the majority of knowledge to date in this realm...

    Authors: William J Tippett, Lisa D Alexander, Mireille N Rizkalla, Lauren E Sergio and Sandra E Black

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:20

    Content type: Research

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  30. We have previously published a technique for objective assessment of freezing of gait (FOG) in Parkinson's disease (PD) from a single shank-mounted accelerometer. Here we extend this approach to evaluate the o...

    Authors: Steven T Moore, Don A Yungher, Tiffany R Morris, Valentina Dilda, Hamish G MacDougall, James M Shine, Sharon L Naismith and Simon JG Lewis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:19

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. Clinical scales are often used to evaluate upper-limb deficits. The objective of this study is to investigate the parameters during voluntary arm tracking at different velocities for evaluating motor control p...

    Authors: Rong Song and Kai Yu Tong

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  32. Topographical disorientation (TD) is a severe and persistent impairment of spatial orientation and navigation in familiar as well as new environments and a common consequence of brain damage. Virtual reality (...

    Authors: Silvia Erika Kober, Guilherme Wood, Daniela Hofer, Walter Kreuzig, Manfred Kiefer and Christa Neuper

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:17

    Content type: Research

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  33. Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:16

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:57

  34. Good control of trunk and pelvic movements is necessary for well controlled leg movements required to perform activities of daily living. The nature of movement coupling between the trunk and pelvis varies and...

    Authors: Gabor J Barton, Malcolm B Hawken, Richard J Foster, Gill Holmes and Penny B Butler

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:15

    Content type: Research

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  35. Our previous model of the non-isometric muscle fatigue that occurs during repetitive functional electrical stimulation included models of force, motion, and fatigue and accounted for applied load but not stimu...

    Authors: M Susan Marion, Anthony S Wexler and Maury L Hull

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:13

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. A common goal of persons post-stroke is to regain community ambulation. The plantar flexor muscles play an important role in propulsion generation and swing initiation as previous musculoskeletal simulations h...

    Authors: Brian A Knarr, Trisha M Kesar, Darcy S Reisman, Stuart A Binder-Macleod and Jill S Higginson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  37. Prior studies demonstrated that hesitation-prone persons with Parkinson’s disease (PDs) acutely improve step initiation using a novel self-triggered stimulus that enhances lateral weight shift prior to step on...

    Authors: Robert A Creath, Michelle Prettyman, Lisa Shulman, Marjorie Hilliard, Katherine Martinez, Colum D MacKinnon, Marie-Laure Mille, Tanya Simuni, Jane Zhang and Mark W Rogers

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  38. Previous studies have shown that hamstring lengths are often not short in patients with cerebral palsy, which raises concerns over the benefits of distal hamstring lengthening in patients with crouch gait. In ...

    Authors: Tae-Yon Rhie, Ki Hyuk Sung, Moon Seok Park, Kyoung Min Lee and Chin Youb Chung

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  39. Handrim wheelchair propulsion is a complex bimanual motor task. The bimanually applied forces on the rims determine the speed and direction of locomotion. Measurements of forces and torques on the handrim are ...

    Authors: Riemer JK Vegter, Claudine J Lamoth, Sonja de Groot, Dirkjan HEJ Veeger and Lucas HV van der Woude

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  40. Responsiveness data certify that a change in a measurement output represents a real change, not a measurement error or biological variability. The objective was to evaluate the responsiveness of the modified v...

    Authors: Carina U Persson, Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Anna Danielsson, Anna Grimby-Ekman and Per-Olof Hansson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  41. Gait variables derived from trunk accelerometry may predict the risk of falls; however, their associations with falls are not fully understood. The purpose of the study was to determine which gait variables de...

    Authors: Takehiko Doi, Soichiro Hirata, Rei Ono, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Shogo Misu and Hiroshi Ando

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  42. Several new approaches for treatment of Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders are currently under investigation, including the use of rehabilitation training strategies, which are often combined with electric...

    Authors: Alexander Koenig, Andreas Luft and Iahn Cajigas

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:6

    Content type: Editorial

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  43. Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) were recently recognized as a method to promote neuroplastic effects in motor rehabilitation. The core of a BCI is a decoding stage by which signals from the brain are classifi...

    Authors: Raphael Zimmermann, Laura Marchal-Crespo, Janis Edelmann, Olivier Lambercy, Marie-Christine Fluet, Robert Riener, Martin Wolf and Roger Gassert

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  44. Robot-aided gait training is an emerging clinical tool for gait rehabilitation of neurological patients. This paper deals with a novel method of offering gait assistance, using an impedance controlled exoskele...

    Authors: Bram Koopman, Edwin HF van Asseldonk and Herman van der Kooij

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:3

    Content type: Research

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  45. Stimulation of the spinal cord has been shown to have great potential for improving function after motor deficits caused by injury or pathological conditions. Using a wide range of animal models, many studies ...

    Authors: Parag Gad, Jaehoon Choe, Mandheerej Singh Nandra, Hui Zhong, Roland R Roy, Yu-Chong Tai and V Reggie Edgerton

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:2

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2015 12:33

  46. Repetitive task practice is argued to drive neural plasticity following stroke. However, current evidence reveals that hemiparetic weakness impairs the capacity to perform, and practice, movements appropriatel...

    Authors: Carolynn Patten, Elizabeth G Condliffe, Christine A Dairaghi and Peter S Lum

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:1

    Content type: Research

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