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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Methodology

    The current study investigated the repeatability (test-retest reliability) of ground reaction force parameters recorded during a voluntary step execution under single (motor task) and dual task (motor and cogn...

    Authors: Itshak Melzer, Irena Shtilman, Noah Rosenblatt and Lars IE Oddsson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:16

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  7. Content type: Research

    Being severely overweight is a distinctive clinical feature of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). PWS is a complex multisystem disorder, representing the most common form of genetic obesity. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Luca Vismara, Marianna Romei, Manuela Galli, Angelo Montesano, Gabriele Baccalaro, Marcello Crivellini and Graziano Grugni

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:14

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    Virtual Reality provides new options for conducting motor assessment and training within computer-generated 3 dimensional environments. To date very little has been reported about normal performance in virtual...

    Authors: Jurgen Broeren, Katharina S Sunnerhagen and Martin Rydmark

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:13

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  9. Content type: Research

    The study of balance using stabilogram analysis is of particular interest in the study of falls. Although simple statistical parameters derived from the stabilogram have been shown to predict risk of falls, su...

    Authors: Hassan Amoud, Mohamed Abadi, David J Hewson, Valérie Michel-Pellegrino, Michel Doussot and Jacques Duchêne

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:12

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  10. Content type: Research

    Recently, successful applications of the discrete wavelet transform have been reported in brain interface (BI) systems with one or two EEG channels. For a multi-channel BI system, however, the high dimensional...

    Authors: Mehrdad Fatourechi, Gary E Birch and Rabab K Ward

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:11

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  11. Content type: Research

    It has been suggested that the control of unconstrained movements is simplified via the imposition of a kinetic constraint that produces dynamic torques at each moving joint such that they are a linear functio...

    Authors: Jonathan Shemmell, Jennifer Johansson, Vanessa Portra, Gerald L Gottlieb, James S Thomas and Daniel M Corcos

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:10

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  12. Content type: Research

    A prevailing paradigm of physical rehabilitation following neurologic injury is to "assist-as-needed" in completing desired movements. Several research groups are attempting to automate this principle with rob...

    Authors: Jeremy L Emken, Raul Benitez and David J Reinkensmeyer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:8

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  13. Content type: Research

    Robotic therapy is at the forefront of stroke rehabilitation. The Activities of Daily Living Exercise Robot (ADLER) was developed to improve carryover of gains after training by combining the benefits of Activ...

    Authors: Kimberly J Wisneski and Michelle J Johnson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:7

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  14. Content type: Research

    There is a need to improve semi-autonomous stroke therapy in home environments often characterized by low supervision of clinical experts and low extrinsic motivation. Our distributed device approach to this p...

    Authors: Michelle J Johnson, Xin Feng, Laura M Johnson and Jack M Winters

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:6

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  15. Content type: Research

    Although there is a great deal of success in rehabilitative robotics applied to patient recovery post stroke, most of the research to date has dealt with providing physical assistance. However, new rehabilitat...

    Authors: Maja J Matarić, Jon Eriksson, David J Feil-Seifer and Carolee J Winstein

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:5

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  16. Content type: Methodology

    Robot-mediated therapies offer entirely new approaches to neurorehabilitation. In this paper we present the results obtained from trialling the GENTLE/S neurorehabilitation system assessed using the upper limb...

    Authors: Farshid Amirabdollahian, Rui Loureiro, Elizabeth Gradwell, Christine Collin, William Harwin and Garth Johnson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:4

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  17. Content type: Research

    Motivation is an important factor in rehabilitation and frequently used as a determinant of rehabilitation outcome. Several factors can influence patient motivation and so improve exercise adherence. This pape...

    Authors: Roberto Colombo, Fabrizio Pisano, Alessandra Mazzone, Carmen Delconte, Silvestro Micera, M Chiara Carrozza, Paolo Dario and Giuseppe Minuco

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:3

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  18. Content type: Methodology

    Gait restoration is an integral part of rehabilitation of brain lesioned patients. Modern concepts favour a task-specific repetitive approach, i.e. who wants to regain walking has to walk, while tone-inhibitin...

    Authors: Henning Schmidt, Cordula Werner, Rolf Bernhardt, Stefan Hesse and Jörg Krüger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:2

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  19. Content type: Review

    Development and increasing acceptance of rehabilitation robots as well as advances in technology allow new forms of therapy for patients with neurological disorders. Robot-assisted gait therapy can increase th...

    Authors: Lars Lünenburger, Gery Colombo and Robert Riener

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:1

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  20. Content type: Methodology

    In gait analysis, walking is assumed to be periodic for the sake of simplicity, despite the fact that, strictly speaking, it can only approximate periodicity and, as such, may be referred to as pseudo-periodic...

    Authors: Fabrizio Pecoraro, Claudia Mazzà, Mounir Zok and Aurelio Cappozzo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:28

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  21. Content type: Research

    Hybrid muscle activation is a modality used for muscle force enhancement, in which muscle contraction is generated from two different excitation sources: volitional and external, by means of electrical stimula...

    Authors: Eran Langzam, Eli Isakov and Joseph Mizrahi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:27

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  22. Content type: Research

    Net agonist muscle strength is in part determined by the degree of antagonist co-activation. The level of co-activation might vary in different neurological disorders causing weakness or might vary with agonis...

    Authors: Monica E Busse, Charles M Wiles and Robert WM van Deursen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:26

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    The design of an optimal neuroprostheses controller and its clinical use presents several challenges. First, the physiological system is characterized by highly inter-subjects varying properties and also by no...

    Authors: Alessandra Pedrocchi, Simona Ferrante, Elena De Momi and Giancarlo Ferrigno

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:25

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:9

  24. Content type: Research

    Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been widely used in studying human brain functions and neurorehabilitation. In order to develop complex and well-controlled fMRI paradigms, interfaces that can ...

    Authors: Azadeh Khanicheh, Andrew Muto, Christina Triantafyllou, Brian Weinberg, Loukas Astrakas, Aria Tzika and Constantinos Mavroidis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:24

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  25. Content type: Research

    The Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) has been employed as a measure of functional capacity, but its relationship to cardiorespiratory fitness in stroke is not well established. Gait speed measured over short distan...

    Authors: Ada Tang, Kathryn M Sibley, Mark T Bayley, William E McIlroy and Dina Brooks

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:23

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  26. Content type: Research

    During daily activities, the active control of balance often is a task per se (for example, when standing in a moving bus). Other constraints like fatigue can add to the complexity of this balance task. In the...

    Authors: Martin Simoneau, François Bégin and Normand Teasdale

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:22

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  27. Content type: Research

    There is currently a paucity of devices available for continuous, long-term monitoring of human joint motion. Non-invasive, inexpensive devices capable of recording human activity and joint motion have many ap...

    Authors: James Huddleston, Amer Alaiti, Dov Goldvasser, Donna Scarborough, Andrew Freiberg, Harry Rubash, Henrik Malchau, William Harris and David Krebs

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:21

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  28. Content type: Research

    Mechanical guidance with a robotic device is a candidate technique for teaching people desired movement patterns during motor rehabilitation, surgery, and sports training, but it is unclear how effective this ...

    Authors: J Liu, S C Cramer and DJ Reinkensmeyer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:20

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  29. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to assess the attentional requirements of steady state treadmill walking in human subjects using a dual task paradigm. The extent of decrement of a secondary (cognitive) RT task provid...

    Authors: Jean Philippe Regnaux, Johanna Robertson, Djamel Ben Smail, Olivier Daniel and Bernard Bussel

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:19

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  30. Content type: Research

    Development of reliable and objective evaluation methods is required, particularly for natural and goal-oriented upper-extremity tasks. Three-dimensional imaging measurement techniques have turned out to be a ...

    Authors: Margit Alt Murphy, Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Bo Johnels and Carin Willén

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:18

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  31. Content type: Research

    The presence of abnormal muscle activation patterns is a well documented factor limiting the motor rehabilitation of patients following stroke. These abnormal muscle activation patterns, or synergies, have pre...

    Authors: Nathan Neckel, Marlena Pelliccio, Diane Nichols and Joseph Hidler

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:17

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  32. Content type: Methodology

    Breath – holding (BH) is a suitable method for inducing cerebral vasomotor reactivity (VMR). The assessment of VMR is of clinical importance for the early detection of risk conditions and for the follow-up of ...

    Authors: Filippo Molinari, William Liboni, Gianfranco Grippi and Emanuela Negri

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:16

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  33. Content type: Research

    Surface electromyography (EMG) parameters such as root-mean-square value (RMS) are commonly used to assess the muscle activation level that is imposed by the central nervous system (CNS). However, RMS is influ...

    Authors: Laura AC Kallenberg and Hermie J Hermens

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:15

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  34. Content type: Research

    Silent aspiration or the inhalation of foodstuffs without overt physiological signs presents a serious health issue for children with dysphagia. To date, there are no reliable means of detecting aspiration in ...

    Authors: Joon Lee, Stefanie Blain, Mike Casas, Dave Kenny, Glenn Berall and Tom Chau

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:14

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  35. Content type: Research

    Providing active assistance to complete desired arm movements is a common technique in upper extremity rehabilitation after stroke. Such active assistance may improve recovery by affecting somatosensory input,...

    Authors: Leonard E Kahn, Michele L Zygman, W Zev Rymer and David J Reinkensmeyer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:12

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  36. Content type: Review

    The original use of biofeedback to train single muscle activity in static positions or movement unrelated to function did not correlate well to motor function improvements in patients with central nervous syst...

    Authors: He Huang, Steven L Wolf and Jiping He

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:11

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  37. Content type: Short report

    The cervical muscles are considered a potential site of whiplash injury, and there is a need to understand the cervical muscle response under non-conventional whiplash impact scenarios, including variable body...

    Authors: Shrawan Kumar, Robert Ferrari, Yogesh Narayan and Edgar Vieira

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:10

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  38. Content type: Research

    Spaceflight has been shown to cause atrophy, reduced functional capacity, and increased fatigue in lower-limb skeletal muscles. The mechanisms of these losses are not fully understood but are thought to result...

    Authors: Mark C Pierre, Kerim O Genc, Micah Litow, Brad Humphreys, Andrea J Rice, Christian C Maender and Peter R Cavanagh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:8

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  39. Content type: Research

    The assessment of the accuracy of the pose estimation of human bones and consequent joint kinematics is of primary relevance in human movement analysis. This study evaluated the performance of selected pose es...

    Authors: Andrea Cereatti, Ugo Della Croce and Aurelio Cappozzo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:7

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  40. Content type: Review

    Over the centuries the evolution of methods for the capture of human movement has been motivated by the need for new information on the characteristics of normal and pathological human movement. This study was...

    Authors: Lars Mündermann, Stefano Corazza and Thomas P Andriacchi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:6

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  41. Content type: Review

    Brand's four reasons for clinical tests and his analysis of the characteristics of valid biomechanical tests for use in orthopaedics are taken as a basis for determining what methodologies are required for gai...

    Authors: Richard Baker

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:4

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  42. Content type: Research

    Powered lower limb orthoses could reduce therapist labor during gait rehabilitation after neurological injury. However, it is not clear how patients respond to powered assistance during stepping. Patients migh...

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

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:3

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  43. Content type: Research

    In understanding how the human body perceives and responds to small slip-like motions, information on how one senses the slip is essential. The effect of aging and plantar sensory loss on detection of a slip c...

    Authors: Samantha J Richerson, Scott M Morstatt, Kristopher K O'Neal, Gloria Patrick and Charles J Robinson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006 3:2

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