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  1. Content type: Research

    Spasticity is a common impairment that follows stroke, and it results typically in functional loss. For this reason, accurate quantification of spasticity has both diagnostic and therapeutic significance. The ...

    Authors: Laila Alibiglou, William Z Rymer, Richard L Harvey and Mehdi M Mirbagheri

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:18

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  2. Content type: Research

    The laryngeal chemoreflex exists in infants as a primary sensory mechanism for defending the airway from the aspiration of liquids. Previous studies have hypothesized that prolonged apnea associated with this ...

    Authors: Andrei Dragomir, Yasemin Akay, Aidan K Curran and Metin Akay

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:17

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  3. Content type: Research

    Gait abnormalities have been reported in individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) however no studies exist to date investigating the kinematics of individuals with CFS in over-ground gait. The aim of th...

    Authors: Lorna Paul, Danny Rafferty, Leslie Wood and William Maclaren

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:16

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  4. Content type: Research

    It has been shown that intense training can significantly improve post-stroke upper-limb functionality. However, opportunities for stroke survivors to practice rehabilitation exercises can be limited because o...

    Authors: Paul Lam, Debbie Hebert, Jennifer Boger, Hervé Lacheray, Don Gardner, Jacob Apkarian and Alex Mihailidis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:15

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  5. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanics of the hip, knee and ankle during a progressive resistance cycling protocol in an effort to detect and measure the presence of muscle fatigue. It w...

    Authors: Stephenie A Haapala, Pouran D Faghri and Douglas J Adams

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:14

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  6. Content type: Research

    People who suffer from low back pain (LBP) exhibit an abnormal gait pattern, characterized by shorter stride length, greater step width, and an impaired thorax-pelvis coordination which may undermine functiona...

    Authors: Claudine JC Lamoth, John F Stins, Menno Pont, Frederick Kerckhoff and Peter J Beek

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:13

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  7. Content type: Research

    People exhibit increased difficulty balancing when they perform secondary attention-distracting tasks while walking. However, a previous study by Grabiner and Troy (J. Neuroengineering Rehabil., 2005) found that ...

    Authors: Jonathan B Dingwell, Roland T Robb, Karen L Troy and Mark D Grabiner

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:12

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    Speaker detection is an important component of many human-computer interaction applications, like for example, multimedia indexing, or ambient intelligent systems. This work addresses the problem of detecting ...

    Authors: Patricia Besson and Murat Kunt

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:11

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  9. Content type: Research

    Two different Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) were developed, both based on electro-biological signals. One is based on the EMG signal and the other is based on the EEG signal. Two major features of such inter...

    Authors: Andre Ferreira, Wanderley C Celeste, Fernando A Cheein, Teodiano F Bastos-Filho, Mario Sarcinelli-Filho and Ricardo Carelli

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:10

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  10. Content type: Methodology

    A cost effective tool for the measurement of trunk reposition sense is needed clinically. This study evaluates the reliability and validity of a new clinical spine reposition sense device.

    Authors: Cheryl M Petersen, Chris L Zimmermann, Steven Cope, Mary Ellen Bulow and Erinn Ewers-Panveno

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:9

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  11. Content type: Review

    Evaluation of how Motor Imagery and conventional therapy (physiotherapy or occupational therapy) compare to conventional therapy only in their effects on clinically relevant outcomes during rehabilitation of p...

    Authors: Andrea Zimmermann-Schlatter, Corina Schuster, Milo A Puhan, Ewa Siekierka and Johann Steurer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:8

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  12. Content type: Research

    Functional electrical stimulation (FES) has been used to improve function in individuals with hemiparesis following stroke. An ideal functional electrical stimulation (FES) system needs an accurate mathematica...

    Authors: Trisha M Kesar, Jun Ding, Anthony S Wexler, Ramu Perumal, Ryan Maladen and Stuart A Binder-Macleod

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:7

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  13. Content type: Research

    Despite intensive investigation, the origins of the neuromuscular abnormalities associated with spasticity are not well understood. In particular, the mechanical properties induced by stretch reflex activity h...

    Authors: Mehdi M Mirbagheri, Laila Alibiglou, Montakan Thajchayapong and William Z Rymer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:6

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  14. Content type: Research

    Restoration of upper limb movements in subjects recovering from stroke is an essential keystone in rehabilitative practices. Rehabilitation of arm movements, in fact, is usually a far more difficult one as com...

    Authors: Michela Goffredo, Ivan Bernabucci, Maurizio Schmid and Silvia Conforto

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:5

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  15. Content type: Research

    Trip-related falls which is a major problem in the elderly population, might be linked to declines in the balance control function due to ageing. Minimum foot clearance (MFC) which provides a more sensitive me...

    Authors: Ahsan H Khandoker, Marimuthu Palaniswami and Rezaul K Begg

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:4

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  16. Content type: Research

    Several studies have demonstrated the capability of PD subjects to improve gait if appropriate visual cues are provided. Possible explanations referred to attentional factors and to the presence of optic flow ...

    Authors: Maurizio Ferrarin, Marco Rabuffetti, Mauro Tettamanti, Riccardo Pignatti, Alessandro Mauro and Giovanni Albani

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:3

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  17. Content type: Research

    The function of a cylinder allowing simultaneous measurements of the opposition axis of the index finger and thumb of the hand and the magnitude of pinch force is described.

    Authors: Daniel Bourbonnais, Victor Frak, Jean-François Pilon and Michel Goyette

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:2

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  18. Content type: Research

    In long-term care environments, residents who have severe mobility deficits are typically transported by having another person push the individual in a manual wheelchair. This practice is inefficient and encou...

    Authors: Vinod Sharma, Richard C Simpson, Edmund F LoPresti, Casimir Mostowy, Joseph Olson, Jeremy Puhlman, Steve Hayashi, Rory A Cooper, Ed Konarski and Barry Kerley

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:1

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  19. Content type: Research

    Ankle sprains are common injuries that often lead to functional ankle instability (FAI), which is a pathology defined by sensations of instability at the ankle and recurrent ankle sprain injury. Poor postural ...

    Authors: Scott E Ross, Brent L Arnold, J Troy Blackburn, Cathleen N Brown and Kevin M Guskiewicz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:47

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  20. Content type: Review

    The aim of electroencephalogram (EEG) source localization is to find the brain areas responsible for EEG waves of interest. It consists of solving forward and inverse problems. The forward problem is solved by...

    Authors: Hans Hallez, Bart Vanrumste, Roberta Grech, Joseph Muscat, Wim De Clercq, Anneleen Vergult, Yves D'Asseler, Kenneth P Camilleri, Simon G Fabri, Sabine Van Huffel and Ignace Lemahieu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:46

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes and Effectiveness along with academic, professional, provider, accreditor and other organizations, sponsored a 2-day State-o...

    Authors: Allen W Heinemann

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:43

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  22. Content type: Methodology

    Biomechanical measures of postural stability, while generally useful in neuroscience and physical rehabilitation research, may be limited in their ability to detect more subtle influences of attention on postu...

    Authors: James T Cavanaugh, Vicki S Mercer and Nicholas Stergiou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:42

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  23. Content type: Research

    There is an important need to better understand the activities of individual patients with stroke outside of structured therapy since this activity is likely to have a profound influence on recovery. A case-st...

    Authors: William H Gage, Karl F Zabjek, Kathryn M Sibley, Ada Tang, Dina Brooks and William E McIlroy

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:41

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  24. Content type: Research

    It has been suggested that Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) may one day be suitable for controlling a neuroprosthesis. For closed-loop operation of BCI, a tactile feedback channel that is compatible with neurop...

    Authors: Aniruddha Chatterjee, Vikram Aggarwal, Ander Ramos, Soumyadipta Acharya and Nitish V Thakor

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:40

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  25. Content type: Research

    Visual motion often provokes vection (the induced perception of self-motion) and postural movement. Postural movement is known to increase during vection, suggesting the same visual motion signal underlies vec...

    Authors: Shigehito Tanahashi, Hiroyasu Ujike, Ryo Kozawa and Kazuhiko Ukai

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:39

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  26. Content type: Research

    Application of virtual environment (VE) technology to motor rehabilitation increases the number of possible rehabilitation tasks and/or exercises. However, enhancing a specific sensory stimulus sometimes cause...

    Authors: Tohru Kiryu, Atsuhiko Iijima and Takehiko Bando

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:38

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  27. Content type: Research

    Taking advantage of developed image technology, it is expected that image presentation would be utilized to promote health in the field of medical care and public health. To accumulate knowledge on biomedical ...

    Authors: Hiroshi Oyamada, Atsuhiko Iijima, Akira Tanaka, Kazuhiko Ukai, Haruo Toda, Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Yoshizawa and Takehiko Bando

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:37

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  28. Content type: Research

    We studied the effects of the presentation of a visual sign that warned subjects of acceleration around the yaw and pitch axes in virtual reality (VR) on their heart rate variability.

    Authors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Wataru Teramoto and Hiroyuki Umemura

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:36

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  29. Content type: Research

    Computer graphics and virtual reality techniques are useful to develop automatic and effective rehabilitation systems. However, a kind of virtual environment including unstable visual images presented to wide ...

    Authors: Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Yoshizawa, Makoto Abe, Akira Tanaka, Takashi Watanabe, Shigeru Chiba, Tomoyuki Yambe and Shin-ichi Nitta

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:35

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  30. Content type: Editorial

    Around three years ago, in the special issue on augmented and virtual reality in rehabilitation, the topics of simulator sickness was briefly discussed in relation to vestibular rehabilitation. Simulator sickn...

    Authors: Tohru Kiryu and Richard HY So

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:34

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  31. Content type: Research

    In humans, the implementation of multijoint tasks of the arm implies a highly complex integration of sensory information, sensorimotor transformations and motor planning. Computational models can be profitably...

    Authors: Ivan Bernabucci, Silvia Conforto, Marco Capozza, Neri Accornero, Maurizio Schmid and Tommaso D'Alessio

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:33

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  32. Content type: Research

    Treadmill training with bodyweight support and manual assistance improves walking ability of patients with neurological injury. The purpose of this study was to determine how manual assistance changes muscle a...

    Authors: Antoinette Domingo, Gregory S Sawicki and Daniel P Ferris

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:32

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  33. Content type: Short report

    The inattentive eye often will not notice it, but synchronization among human walking partners is quite common. In this first investigation of this phenomenon, we studied its frequency and the mechanisms that ...

    Authors: Ari Z Zivotofsky and Jeffrey M Hausdorff

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:28

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  34. Content type: Research

    Hemispatial neglect is a cognitive disorder defined as a lack of attention for stimuli contra-lateral to the brain lesion. The assessment is traditionally done with basic pencil and paper tests and the rehabil...

    Authors: Kenji Baheux, Makoto Yoshizawa and Yasuko Yoshida

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:27

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  35. Content type: Research

    Topographical disorientation represents one of the main consequences of brain injury. Up to now several methodological approaches have been used in the assessment of the brain injured patient's navigational ab...

    Authors: Francesca Morganti, Andrea Gaggioli, Lorenzo Strambi, Maria Luisa Rusconi and Giuseppe Riva

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:26

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  36. Content type: Research

    There is a need for effective and early functional rehabilitation of patients with gait and balance problems including those with spinal cord injury, neurological diseases and recovering from hip fractures, a ...

    Authors: Lars IE Oddsson, Robin Karlsson, Janusz Konrad, Serdar Ince, Steve R Williams and Erika Zemkova

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:25

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  37. Content type: Research

    To determine if increased visual dependence can be quantified through its impact on automatic postural responses, we have measured the combined effect on the latencies and magnitudes of postural response kinem...

    Authors: Emily A Keshner, Jefferson Streepey, Yasin Dhaher and Timothy Hain

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:24

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  38. Content type: Research

    Planning and execution of reaching requires a series of computational processes that involve localization of both the target and initial arm position, and the translation of this spatial information into appro...

    Authors: Assaf Y Dvorkin, Robert V Kenyon and Emily A Keshner

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:23

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  39. Content type: Research

    Walking speed, which is often reduced after stroke, can be influenced by the perception of optic flow (OF) speed. The present study aims to: 1) compare the modulation of walking speed in response to OF speed c...

    Authors: Anouk Lamontagne, Joyce Fung, Bradford J McFadyen and Jocelyn Faubert

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:22

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  40. Content type: Research

    Rehabilitation programs designed to develop skill in upper extremity (UE) function after stroke require progressive practice that engage and challenge the learner. Virtual realty (VR) provides a unique environ...

    Authors: Jill Campbell Stewart, Shih-Ching Yeh, Younbo Jung, Hyunjin Yoon, Maureen Whitford, Shu-Ya Chen, Lei Li, Margaret McLaughlin, Albert Rizzo and Carolee J Winstein

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:21

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  41. Content type: Methodology

    Optimal practice and feedback elements are essential requirements for maximal motor recovery in patients with motor deficits due to central nervous system lesions.

    Authors: Sandeep Subramanian, Luiz A Knaut, Christian Beaudoin, Bradford J McFadyen, Anatol G Feldman and Mindy F Levin

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:20

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  42. Content type: Commentary

    New technologies are rapidly having a great impact on the development of novel rehabilitation interventions. One of the more popular of these technological advances is virtual reality. The wide range of applic...

    Authors: Emily A Keshner and Patrice (Tamar) Weiss

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:18

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  43. Content type: Research

    It is common for individuals with chronic disabilities to continue using the compensatory movement coordination due to entrenched habits, increased perception of task difficulty, or personality variables such ...

    Authors: Yoky Matsuoka, Bambi R Brewer and Roberta L Klatzky

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:17

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