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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Individuals who have sustained a stroke can manifest altered locomotor steering behaviors when exposed to optic flows expanding from different locations. Whether these alterations persist in the presence of a ...

    Authors: Ala’ S Aburub and Anouk Lamontagne

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:80

    Content type: Research

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  16. Functional integration of motor activity patterns enables the production of coordinated movements, such as walking. The activation of muscles by weightened summation of activation signals has been demonstrated...

    Authors: Juan C Moreno, Filipe Barroso, Dario Farina, Leonardo Gizzi, Cristina Santos, Marco Molinari and José L Pons

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:79

    Content type: Research

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  17. Robot-assisted gait training and treadmill training can complement conventional physical therapy in children with neuro-orthopedic movement disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate surface electromy...

    Authors: Tabea Aurich Schuler, Roland Müller and Hubertus JA van Hedel

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:78

    Content type: Research

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  18. Spinal cord injury (SCI) can leave the affected individuals with paraparesis or paraplegia, thus rendering them unable to ambulate. Since there are currently no restorative treatments for this population, nove...

    Authors: Christine E King, Po T Wang, Luis A Chui, An H Do and Zoran Nenadic

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:77

    Content type: Research

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  19. Although numerous virtual reality applications have been developed for sensorimotor retraining in neurologically impaired individuals, it is unclear whether the virtual environment (VE) changes motor performan...

    Authors: Amanda Y Schafer and Ksenia I Ustinova

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:76

    Content type: Research

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  20. Several studies investigating the use of electromyographic (EMG) signals in robot-based stroke neuro-rehabilitation to enhance functional recovery. Here we explored whether a classical EMG-based patterns recog...

    Authors: Benedetta Cesqui, Peppino Tropea, Silvestro Micera and Hermano Igo Krebs

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:75

    Content type: Research

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  21. Weight bearing asymmetry is common in patients with neurological conditions, and recent advances in gaming technology have produced force platforms that are suitable for use in a clinical setting. The aim of t...

    Authors: Joanna Foo, Kade Paterson, Gavin Williams and Ross Clark

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:74

    Content type: Research

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  22. Gait distortion is the first clinical manifestation of many pathological disorders. Traditionally, the gait laboratory has been the only available tool for supporting both diagnosis and prognosis, but under th...

    Authors: Fabio Martínez, Christian Cifuentes and Eduardo Romero

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:73

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. A single group prospective study. Disc prostheses are believed to contribute to the restoration of the segmental movement and the preservation of the adjacent segments. The study’s main objective was to determ...

    Authors: Julie O’Shaughnessy, Jean-François Roy and Martin Descarreaux

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:72

    Content type: Research

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  24. In spite of their importance to everyday function, tasks that require both hands to work together such as lifting and carrying large objects have not been well studied and the full potential of how new technol...

    Authors: Farnaz Abdollahi, Robert V Kenyon and James L Patton

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:71

    Content type: Research

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  25. Observation of the signals recorded from the extremities of Parkinson’s disease patients showing rest and/or action tremor reveal a distinct high power resonance peak in the frequency band corresponding to tre...

    Authors: Tjitske Heida, Eva Christine Wentink and Enrico Marani

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:70

    Content type: Research

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  26. Recent smartphones, such as the iPhone, are often equipped with an accelerometer and magnetometer, which, through software applications, can perform various inclinometric functions. Although these applications...

    Authors: Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme, Nicolas Boutin, Alexandre M Dion and Carol-Anne Vallée

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:69

    Content type: Research

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  27. Functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS) restores walking function after paralysis from spinal cord injury via electrical activation of muscles in a coordinated fashion. Combining FNS with a controllable ort...

    Authors: Thomas C Bulea, Rudi Kobetic, Musa L Audu and Ronald J Triolo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:68

    Content type: Research

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  28. Within the structure of the skeletal muscle, there are fascicles of muscular fibers that are made up of serially distributed contractile elements. These elements are controlled by the nervous system, control w...

    Authors: Ligia D Rusu, Germina GH Cosma, Sorina M Cernaianu, Mihnea N Marin, PetreFlorinel A Rusu, Daniel P Ciocănescu and Florin N Neferu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:67

    Content type: Research

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  29. MUNDUS is an assistive framework for recovering direct interaction capability of severely motor impaired people based on arm reaching and hand functions. It aims at achieving personalization, modularity and ma...

    Authors: Alessandra Pedrocchi, Simona Ferrante, Emilia Ambrosini, Marta Gandolla, Claudia Casellato, Thomas Schauer, Christian Klauer, Javier Pascual, Carmen Vidaurre, Margit Gföhler, Werner Reichenfelser, Jakob Karner, Silvestro Micera, Andrea Crema, Franco Molteni, Mauro Rossini…

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:66

    Content type: Research

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  30. In a previous study we identified 3 different gait patterns in a group of children with CMT1A disease: Normal-like (NL), Foot-drop (FD), Foot-drop and Push-off Deficit (FD&POD). Goal of the present study was t...

    Authors: Maurizio Ferrarin, Tiziana Lencioni, Marco Rabuffetti, Isabella Moroni, Emanuela Pagliano and Davide Pareyson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:65

    Content type: Research

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  31. Although palatal augmentation prostheses (PAPs) can improve dysphagia, their application is compromised in the absence of maxillary abutment teeth. Experimental lingual plates (ELPs) used for raising the tongu...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Hori, Murali Srinivasan, Cindy Barbezat, Ken-ichi Tamine, Takahiro Ono and Frauke Müller

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:64

    Content type: Research

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  32. There is emerging evidence that isometric Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) may offer a way to elicit therapeutically significant increases in whole-body oxygen uptake in order to deliver aerobic exe...

    Authors: Conor M Minogue, Brian M Caulfield and Madeleine M Lowery

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:63

    Content type: Research

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  33. Lower limb prostheses have traditionally been mechanically passive devices without electronic control systems. Microprocessor-controlled passive and powered devices have recently received much interest from th...

    Authors: Levi J Hargrove, Ann M Simon, Robert Lipschutz, Suzanne B Finucane and Todd A Kuiken

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:62

    Content type: Research

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  34. Spasticity is a prevalent chronic condition among persons with upper motor neuron syndrome that significantly impacts function and can be costly to treat. Clinical assessment is most often performed with passi...

    Authors: Chris A McGibbon, Andrew Sexton, Melony Jones and Colleen O’Connell

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:61

    Content type: Research

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  35. This paper reviews the literature relating to the biofeedback used in physical rehabilitation. The biofeedback methods used in rehabilitation are based on biomechanical measurements and measurements of the phy...

    Authors: Oonagh M Giggins, Ulrik McCarthy Persson and Brian Caulfield

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:60

    Content type: Review

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  36. Cognitive dysfunction caused by brain injury often prevents a patient from achieving a healthy and high quality of life. By now, each cognitive function is assessed precisely by neuropsychological tests. Howev...

    Authors: Sayaka Okahashi, Keiko Seki, Akinori Nagano, Zhiwei Luo, Maki Kojima and Toshiko Futaki

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:59

    Content type: Research

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  37. Many people with mobility impairments, who require the use of powered wheelchairs, have difficulty completing basic maneuvering tasks during their activities of daily living (ADL). In order to provide assistan...

    Authors: Patrice Boucher, Amin Atrash, Sousso Kelouwani, Wormser Honoré, Hai Nguyen, Julien Villemure, François Routhier, Paul Cohen, Louise Demers, Robert Forget and Joelle Pineau

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:58

    Content type: Research

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  38. Balance problems are common in cerebral palsy (CP) but etiology is often uncertain. The classic Romberg test compares ability to maintain standing with eyes open versus closed. Marked instability without visio...

    Authors: Diane L Damiano, Jason R Wingert, Christopher J Stanley and Lindsey Curatalo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:57

    Content type: Research

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  39. The relationship between torsional bony deformities and rotational gait parameters has not been sufficiently investigated. This study was to investigate the degree of contribution of torsional bony deformities...

    Authors: Kyoung Min Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Ki Hyuk Sung, Tae Won Kim, Seung Yeol Lee and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:56

    Content type: Research

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  40. Sensory disturbance is common following stroke and can exacerbate functional deficits, even in patients with relatively good motor function. In particular, loss of appropriate sensory feedback in severe sensor...

    Authors: Kahori Kita, Yohei Otaka, Kotaro Takeda, Sachiko Sakata, Junichi Ushiba, Kunitsugu Kondo, Meigen Liu and Rieko Osu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:55

    Content type: Research

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  41. Rotation of the torso while reaching produces torques (e.g., Coriolis torque) that deviate the arm from its planned trajectory. To ensure an accurate reaching movement, the brain may take these perturbing torq...

    Authors: Martin Simoneau, Étienne Guillaud and Jean Blouin

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:54

    Content type: Research

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  42. Comparison between healthy and hemiparetic gait is usually carried out while subjects walk overground at preferred speed. This generates bias due to the lack of uniformity across selected speeds because they r...

    Authors: Lucio A Rinaldi and Vito Monaco

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:53

    Content type: Research

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  43. Robot-assisted rehabilitation is an advanced new technology in stroke rehabilitation to provide intensive training. Post-stroke motor recovery depends on active rehabilitation by voluntary participation of pat...

    Authors: Rong Song, Kai-yu Tong, Xiaoling Hu and Wei Zhou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:52

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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