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  1. The incidence of physical disability in the community resulting from neurological dysfunction is predicted to increase in the coming years. The impetus for immediate and critical evaluation of physical neurore...

    Authors: Dylan J Edwards

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. In the evaluation of upper limb impairment post stroke there remains a gap between detailed kinematic analyses with expensive motion capturing systems and common clinical assessment tests. In particular, altho...

    Authors: Sibylle B Thies, Phil A Tresadern, Laurence P Kenney, Joel Smith, David Howard, John Y Goulermas, Christine Smith and Julie Rigby

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  3. It is the purpose of this article to identify and review criteria that rehabilitation technology should meet in order to offer arm-hand training to stroke patients, based on recent principles of motor learning.

    Authors: Annick AA Timmermans, Henk AM Seelen, Richard D Willmann and Herman Kingma

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:1

    Content type: Review

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  4. Chronic neck pain is a common problem and is often associated with changes in sensorimotor functions, such as reduced proprioceptive acuity of the neck, altered coordination of the cervical muscles, and increa...

    Authors: Ulrik Röijezon, Martin Björklund, Mikael Bergenheim and Mats Djupsjöbacka

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:36

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. Working while exposed to motions, physically and psychologically affects a person. Traditionally, motion sickness symptom reduction has implied use of medication, which can lead to detrimental effects on perfo...

    Authors: Joakim Dahlman, Anna Sjörs, Torbjörn Ledin and Torbjörn Falkmer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:35

    Content type: Research

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  6. The pathophysiology of non-specific arm pain (NSAP) is unclear and the diagnosis is made by excluding other specific upper limb pathologies, such as lateral epicondylitis or cervical radiculopathy. The purpose...

    Authors: Kristina M Calder, Daniel W Stashuk and Linda McLean

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:34

    Content type: Research

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  7. Direct electrical activation of skeletal muscles of patients with upper motor neuron lesions can restore functional movements, such as standing or walking. Because responses to electrical stimulation are highl...

    Authors: Ramu Perumal, Anthony S Wexler and Stuart A Binder-Macleod

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:33

    Content type: Research

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  8. Flexed posture commonly increases with age and is related to musculoskeletal impairment and reduced physical performance. The purpose of this clinical study was to systematically compare the effects of a physi...

    Authors: Maria Grazia Benedetti, Lisa Berti, Chiara Presti, Antonio Frizziero and Sandro Giannini

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:32

    Content type: Research

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  9. In the past, several research groups have shown that when a velocity dependent force field is applied during upper limb movements subjects are able to deal with this external perturbation after some training. ...

    Authors: Benedetta Cesqui, Giovanna Macrì, Paolo Dario and Silvestro Micera

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  10. The control of the head movements during walking allows for the stabilisation of the optic flow, for a more effective processing of the vestibular system signals, and for the consequent control of equilibrium.

    Authors: Claudia Mazzà, Marco Iosa, Fabrizio Pecoraro and Aurelio Cappozzo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:30

    Content type: Research

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  11. Variability in stride velocity during walking characterizes gait instability and predicts falling in older individuals. Walking while executing a cognitive task is also associated with increased risk of fallin...

    Authors: Andrew W Priest, Kathleen B Salamon and John H Hollman

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:29

    Content type: Research

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  12. Slowness is a well-recognized feature of movements in aging. One of the possible reasons for slowness suggested by previous research is production of corrective submovements that compensate for shortened prima...

    Authors: Laetitia Fradet, Gyusung Lee and Natalia Dounskaia

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:28

    Content type: Research

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  13. It has been suggested in the past that the ability to walk while concurrently engaging in a second task deteriorates in old age, and that this deficit is related to the high incidence of falls in the elderly. ...

    Authors: Otmar Bock

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:27

    Content type: Research

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  14. In this primer, we give a review of the inverse problem for EEG source localization. This is intended for the researchers new in the field to get insight in the state-of-the-art techniques used to find approxi...

    Authors: Roberta Grech, Tracey Cassar, Joseph Muscat, Kenneth P Camilleri, Simon G Fabri, Michalis Zervakis, Petros Xanthopoulos, Vangelis Sakkalis and Bart Vanrumste

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:25

    Content type: Review

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  15. Traditionally synchronous access strategies require users to comply with one or more time constraints in order to communicate intent with a binary human-machine interface (e.g., mechanical, gestural or neural ...

    Authors: Jorge Silva, Jorge Torres-Solis, Tom Chau and Alex Mihailidis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:24

    Content type: Research

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  16. Isometric force measurements in the lower extremity are widely used in rehabilitation of subjects with neurological movement disorders (NMD) because walking ability has been shown to be related to muscle stren...

    Authors: Marc Bolliger, Raphael Banz, Volker Dietz and Lars Lünenburger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  17. Aging leads to increases in gait variability which may explain the large incidence of falls in the elderly. Body weight support training may be utilized to improve gait in the elderly and minimize falls. Howev...

    Authors: Anastasia Kyvelidou, Max J Kurz, Julie L Ehlers and Nicholas Stergiou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  18. The functional outcome after stroke is improved by more intensive or sustained therapy. When the affected hand has no functional movement, therapy is mainly passive movements. A novel device for repeating cont...

    Authors: Stefan Hesse, H Kuhlmann, J Wilk, C Tomelleri and Stephen GB Kirker

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  19. It has been suggested that there is a dose-response relationship between the amount of therapy and functional recovery in post-acute rehabilitation care. To this day, only the total time of therapy has been in...

    Authors: Stéphane Choquette, Mathieu Hamel and Patrick Boissy

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  20. It is well documented that individuals with chronic stroke often exhibit considerable gait impairments that significantly impact their quality of life. While stroke subjects often walk asymmetrically, we sough...

    Authors: Nathan D Neckel, Natalie Blonien, Diane Nichols and Joseph Hidler

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. 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

    Content type: Review

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Review

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  41. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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