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  1. This study, conducted in a group of nine chronic patients with right-side hemiparesis after stroke, investigated the effects of a robotic-assisted rehabilitation training with an upper limb robotic exoskeleton...

    Authors: Antonio Frisoli, Caterina Procopio, Carmelo Chisari, Ilaria Creatini, Luca Bonfiglio, Massimo Bergamasco, Bruno Rossi and Maria Chiara Carboncini

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:36

    Content type: Research

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  2. Prosthetic hand users have to rely extensively on visual feedback, which seems to lead to a high conscious burden for the users, in order to manipulate their prosthetic devices. Indirect methods (electro-cutan...

    Authors: Jose Gonzalez, Hirokazu Soma, Masashi Sekine and Wenwei Yu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:33

    Content type: Research

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  3. Novel stroke rehabilitation techniques that employ electrical stimulation (ES) and robotic technologies are effective in reducing upper limb impairments. ES is most effective when it is applied to support the ...

    Authors: Katie L Meadmore, Ann-Marie Hughes, Chris T Freeman, Zhonglun Cai, Daisy Tong, Jane H Burridge and Eric Rogers

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:32

    Content type: Research

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  4. Functional training is becoming the state-of-the-art therapy approach for rehabilitation of individuals after stroke and spinal cord injury. Robot-aided treadmill training reduces personnel effort, especially ...

    Authors: Alex Schück, Rob Labruyère, Heike Vallery, Robert Riener and Alexander Duschau-Wicke

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:31

    Content type: Research

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  5. Clinical scores represent the gold standard in characterizing the clinical condition of patients in vegetative or minimally conscious state. However, they suffer from problems of sensitivity, specificity, subj...

    Authors: Martin Wieser, Lilith Buetler, Heike Vallery, Judith Schaller, Andreas Mayr, Markus Kofler, Leopold Saltuari, Daniel Zutter and Robert Riener

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:30

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. Myoelectric control of upper extremity powered prostheses has been used clinically for many years, however this approach has not been fully developed for lower extremity prosthetic devices. With the advent of ...

    Authors: Mahyo Seyedali, Joseph M Czerniecki, David C Morgenroth and Michael E Hahn

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:29

    Content type: Research

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  7. In rehabilitation, training intensity is usually adapted to optimize the trained system to attain better performance (overload principle). However, in balance rehabilitation, the level of intensity required du...

    Authors: Cyril Duclos, Carole Miéville, Dany Gagnon and Catherine Leclerc

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:28

    Content type: Research

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  8. Arthritis of the hand can limit a person’s ability to perform daily activities. Whether or not sensory deficits contribute to the disability in this population remains unknown. The primary purpose of this stud...

    Authors: Kristina M Calder, Alison Martin, Jessica Lydiate, Joy C MacDermid, Victoria Galea and Norma J MacIntyre

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:27

    Content type: Research

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  9. Hemianaesthesia patients usually exhibit awkward and inefficient finger movements of the affected hands. Conventionally, most interventions emphasize the improvement of motor deficits, but rarely address senso...

    Authors: Hsiu-Yun Hsu, Cheng-Feng Lin, Fong-Chin Su, Huan-Ting Kuo, Haw-Yen Chiu and Li-Chieh Kuo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:26

    Content type: Research

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  10. The purpose of this study was to determine the comparative effectiveness of feedback control systems for maintaining standing balance based on joint kinematics or total body center of mass (COM) acceleration, ...

    Authors: Raviraj Nataraj, Musa L Audu and Ronald J Triolo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:25

    Content type: Research

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  11. A 3 × 4 electrode array was placed over each of seven muscles and surface electromyography (sEMG) data were collected during isometric contractions. For each array, nine bipolar electrode pairs were formed off...

    Authors: Cynthia Kendell, Edward D Lemaire, Yves Losier, Adam Wilson, Adrian Chan and Bernie Hudgins

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:24

    Content type: Methodology

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  12. In the fall of 2010, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Veteran's Administration jointly supported a review of mobility technology in Europe. A delegation of Americ...

    Authors: Brian Caulfield, Ted A Conway and Silvestro Micera

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:23

    Content type: Editorial

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  13. Mobility technologies, including wheelchairs, prostheses, joint replacements, assistive devices, and therapeutic exercise equipment help millions of people participate in desired life activities. Yet, these te...

    Authors: David J Reinkensmeyer, Paolo Bonato, Michael L Boninger, Leighton Chan, Rachel E Cowan, Benjamin J Fregly and Mary M Rodgers

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:22

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. The aim of this review paper is to summarize recent developments in the field of wearable sensors and systems that are relevant to the field of rehabilitation. The growing body of work focused on the applicati...

    Authors: Shyamal Patel, Hyung Park, Paolo Bonato, Leighton Chan and Mary Rodgers

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:21

    Content type: Review

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  15. Loss of physical mobility makes maximal participation in desired activities more difficult and in the worst case fully prevents participation. This paper surveys recent work in assistive technology to improve ...

    Authors: Rachel E Cowan, Benjamin J Fregly, Michael L Boninger, Leighton Chan, Mary M Rodgers and David J Reinkensmeyer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:20

    Content type: Review

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  16. The purpose of this paper is to describe the education, research, technology transfer, and cooperative models that appear to have the greatest likelihood of successfully tackling the issue of technology to imp...

    Authors: Michael L Boninger, Rachel E Cowan and Benjamin J Fregly

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:19

    Content type: Short report

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  17. Mobility impairments due to injury or disease have a significant impact on quality of life. Consequently, development of effective treatments to restore or replace lost function is an important societal challe...

    Authors: Benjamin J Fregly, Michael L Boninger and David J Reinkensmeyer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:18

    Content type: Review

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  18. There has been a dramatic increase over the last decade in research on technologies for enhancing movement training and exercise for people with a disability. This paper reviews some of the recent developments...

    Authors: David J Reinkensmeyer and Michael L Boninger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:17

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of 8-week balance or weight training on ankle joint stiffness and limb stability for older adults, furthermore, on outcomes of slips while walking...

    Authors: Sukwon Kim and Thurmon Lockhart

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:15

    Content type: Research

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  20. Vestibular prosthetics transmit angular velocities to the nervous system via electrical stimulation. Head-fixed gyroscopes measure angular motion, but the gyroscope coordinate system will not be coincident wit...

    Authors: Jack DiGiovanna, Jacopo Carpaneto, Silvestro Micera and Daniel M Merfeld

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:14

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. The use of automated electromechanical devices for gait training in neurological patients is increasing, yet the functional outcomes of well-defined training programs using these devices and the characteristic...

    Authors: Lucas Conesa, Úrsula Costa, Eva Morales, Dylan J Edwards, Mar Cortes, Daniel León, Montserrat Bernabeu and Josep Medina

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  22. Few studies looked at the association between gait variability and executive subdomains (ESD). The aim of this study was to examine the association between ESD (i.e., information updating and monitoring) and s...

    Authors: Olivier Beauchet, Cédric Annweiler, Manuel Montero-Odasso, Bruno Fantino, François R Herrmann and Gilles Allali

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:12

    Content type: Short report

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  23. Symmetry and regularity of gait are essential outcomes of gait retraining programs, especially in lower-limb amputees. This study aims presenting an algorithm to automatically compute symmetry and regularity i...

    Authors: Andrea Tura, Laura Rocchi, Michele Raggi, Andrea G Cutti and Lorenzo Chiari

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  24. In their current laboratory-based form, existing vibrotactile sensory augmentation technologies that provide cues of body motion are impractical for home-based rehabilitation use due to their size, weight, com...

    Authors: Beom-Chan Lee, Jeonghee Kim, Shu Chen and Kathleen H Sienko

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  25. The estimation of the spatio-temporal gait parameters is of primary importance in both physical activity monitoring and clinical contexts. A method for estimating step length bilaterally, during level walking,...

    Authors: Alper Köse, Andrea Cereatti and Ugo Della Croce

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  26. Wearing a harness during treadmill walking ensures the subject's safety and is common practice in biomedical engineering research. However, the extent to which such practice influences gait is unknown. This st...

    Authors: Leslie M Decker, Fabien Cignetti and Nicholas Stergiou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:8

    Content type: Short report

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  27. Sitting pivot transfer (SPT) is one of the most important, but at the same time strenuous at the upper extremity, functional task for spinal cord injured individuals. In order to better teach this task to thos...

    Authors: Guillaume Desroches, Martin Vermette, Philippe Gourdou and Dany Gagnon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. The motivation of patients during robot-assisted rehabilitation after neurological disorders that lead to impairments of motor functions is of great importance. Due to the increasing number of patients, increa...

    Authors: Lukas Zimmerli, Carmen Krewer, Roger Gassert, Friedemann Müller, Robert Riener and Lars Lünenburger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:6

    Content type: Research

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  29. A brain-computer interface (BCI) is a communication system that can help users interact with the outside environment by translating brain signals into machine commands. The use of electroencephalographic (EEG)...

    Authors: Lun-De Liao, Chi-Yu Chen, I-Jan Wang, Sheng-Fu Chen, Shih-Yu Li, Bo-Wei Chen, Jyh-Yeong Chang and Chin-Teng Lin

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  30. Both low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and intensive occupational therapy (OT) have been recently reported to be clinically beneficial for post-stroke patients with upper limb h...

    Authors: Wataru Kakuda, Masahiro Abo, Masato Shimizu, Jinichi Sasanuma, Takatsugu Okamoto, Aki Yokoi, Kensuke Taguchi, Sugao Mitani, Hiroaki Harashima, Naoki Urushidani and Mitsuyoshi Urashima

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  31. Compensatory trunk movements during gait, such as a Duchenne limp, are observed frequently in subjects with osteoarthritis of the hip, yet angular trunk movements are seldom included in clinical gait assessmen...

    Authors: Inge HF Reininga, Martin Stevens, Robert Wagenmakers, Sjoerd K Bulstra, Johan W Groothoff and Wiebren Zijlstra

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:3

    Content type: Research

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  32. To provide an alternative motor modality for control, navigation, and communication in individuals suffering from impairment or disability in hand functions, a Tongue Drive System (TDS) has been developed that...

    Authors: Ashley N Johnson, Xueliang Huo, Maysam Ghovanloo and Minoru Shinohara

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  33. Loss of postural stability can increase the likelihood of slips and falls in workplaces. The present study intended to extend understanding of the effects of frequency and pressure level of sound on postural s...

    Authors: Sung Ha Park, Kichol Lee, Thurmon Lockhart and Sukwon Kim

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:67

    Content type: Research

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  34. This document provides a review of the techniques and therapies used in gait rehabilitation after stroke. It also examines the possible benefits of including assistive robotic devices and brain-computer interf...

    Authors: Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Silvia Mena-del Horno, Ignacio Bermejo-Bosch, Juan C Moreno, José L Pons, Dario Farina, Marco Iosa, Marco Molinari, Federica Tamburella, Ander Ramos, Andrea Caria, Teodoro Solis-Escalante, Clemens Brunner and Massimiliano Rea

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:66

    Content type: Review

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  35. Locomotor control is accomplished by a complex integration of neural mechanisms including a central pattern generator, spinal reflexes and supraspinal control centres. Patterns of muscle activation during walk...

    Authors: Timothy A Thrasher, John S Ward and Stanley Fisher

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:65

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. Notch filtering is the most commonly used technique for suppression of power line and harmonic interference that often contaminate surface electromyogram (EMG) signals. Notch filters are routinely included in ...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Li, William Z Rymer, Guanglin Li and Ping Zhou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:64

    Content type: Research

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  37. Rehabilitation of hand function is challenging, and only few studies have investigated robot-assisted rehabilitation focusing on distal joints of the upper limb. This paper investigates the feasibility of usin...

    Authors: Olivier Lambercy, Ludovic Dovat, Hong Yun, Seng Kwee Wee, Christopher WK Kuah, Karen SG Chua, Roger Gassert, Theodore E Milner, Chee Leong Teo and Etienne Burdet

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:63

    Content type: Research

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  38. To more accurately evaluate rehabilitation outcomes in stroke patients, movement irregularities should be quantified. Previous work in stroke patients has revealed a reduction in the trajectory smoothness and ...

    Authors: Rieko Osu, Kazuko Ota, Toshiyuki Fujiwara, Yohei Otaka, Mitsuo Kawato and Meigen Liu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:62

    Content type: Research

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  39. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) disrupts the central and executive mechanisms of arm(s) and postural (trunk and legs) coordination. To address these issues, we developed a 3D immersive videogame-- Octopus. The ga...

    Authors: Ksenia I Ustinova, Wesley A Leonard, Nicholas D Cassavaugh and Christopher D Ingersoll

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:61

    Content type: Research

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  40. Fatigue is a frequent and serious symptom in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). However, to date there are only few methods for the objective assessment of fatigue. The aim of this study was to develop a m...

    Authors: Aida Sehle, Annegret Mündermann, Klaus Starrost, Simon Sailer, Inna Becher, Christian Dettmers and Manfred Vieten

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:59

    Content type: Research

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  41. All drugs of abuse, including nicotine, activate the mesocorticolimbic system that plays critical roles in nicotine reward and reinforcement development and triggers glutamatergic synaptic plasticity on the do...

    Authors: Ting Chen, Die Zhang, Andrei Dragomir, Kunikazu Kobayashi, Yasemin Akay and Metin Akay

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:58

    Content type: Research

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  42. A modified version of Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (PASS) was created with some changes in the description of the items and clarifications in the manual (e.g. much help was defined as support fro...

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

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:57

    Content type: Research

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  43. Several regression models have been proposed for estimation of isometric joint torque using surface electromyography (SEMG) signals. Common issues related to torque estimation models are degradation of model a...

    Authors: Amirreza Ziai and Carlo Menon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:56

    Content type: Research

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  44. Obesity is often associated with low back pain (LBP). Despite empirical evidence that LBP induces gait abnormalities, there is a lack of quantitative analysis of the combined effect of obesity and LBP on gait....

    Authors: Veronica Cimolin, Luca Vismara, Manuela Galli, Fabio Zaina, Stefano Negrini and Paolo Capodaglio

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:55

    Content type: Research

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  45. Few existing interactive rehabilitation systems can effectively communicate multiple aspects of movement performance simultaneously, in a manner that appropriately adapts across various training scenarios. In ...

    Authors: Nicole Lehrer, Yinpeng Chen, Margaret Duff, Steven L Wolf and Thanassis Rikakis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:54

    Content type: Methodology

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  46. The restoration of complex hand functions by creating a novel bidirectional link between the nervous system and a dexterous hand prosthesis is currently pursued by several research groups. This connection must...

    Authors: Silvestro Micera, Paolo M Rossini, Jacopo Rigosa, Luca Citi, Jacopo Carpaneto, Stanisa Raspopovic, Mario Tombini, Christian Cipriani, Giovanni Assenza, Maria C Carrozza, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Ken Yoshida, Xavier Navarro and Paolo Dario

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:53

    Content type: Research

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