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  1. When a cell is exposed to a time-varying magnetic field, this leads to an induced voltage on the cytoplasmic membrane, as well as on the membranes of the internal organelles, such as mitochondria. These potent...

    Authors: Hui Ye, Marija Cotic, Eunji E Kang, Michael G Fehlings and Peter L Carlen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  2. As physical and cognitive rehabilitation protocols utilizing virtual environments transition from single applications to comprehensive rehabilitation programs there is a need for a new design cycle methodology...

    Authors: Cali M Fidopiastis, Albert A Rizzo and Jannick P Rolland

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  3. The combination of robotic tools with assistance technology determines a slightly explored area of applications and advantages for disability or elder people in their daily tasks. Autonomous motorized wheelcha...

    Authors: Fernando A Auat Cheein, Natalia Lopez, Carlos M Soria, Fernando A di Sciascio, Fernando Lobo Pereira and Ricardo Carelli

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  4. Methods for the calculation and application of quantitative electromyographic (EMG) statistics for the characterization of EMG data detected from forearm muscles of individuals with and without pain associated...

    Authors: Andrew Hamilton-Wright, Linda McLean, Daniel W Stashuk and Kristina M Calder

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  5. Peripheral nerves possess the capacity of self-regeneration after traumatic injury but the extent of regeneration is often poor and may benefit from exogenous factors that enhance growth. The use of cellular s...

    Authors: Sandra Amado, Jorge M Rodrigues, Ana L Luís, Paulo AS Armada-da-Silva, Márcia Vieira, Andrea Gartner, Maria J Simões, António P Veloso, Michele Fornaro, Stefania Raimondo, Artur SP Varejão, Stefano Geuna and Ana C Maurício

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. Previous research has shown that body weight support (BWS) has the potential to improve gait speed for individuals post-stroke. However, body weight support also reduces the optimal walking speed at which ener...

    Authors: Jamie K Burgess, Gwendolyn C Weibel and David A Brown

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:6

    Content type: Research

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  7. Aspects of afferent inputs, generally termed proprioception, are being increasingly studied. Extraneous factors such as cutaneous inputs can dramatically interfere while trying to design studies in order to de...

    Authors: Andre Gay, Kimberly Harbst, Kenton R Kaufman, Diana K Hansen, Edward R Laskowski and Richard A Berger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  8. obesity is nowadays a pandemic condition. Obese subjects are commonly characterized by musculoskeletal disorders and particularly by non-specific chronic low back pain (cLBP). However, the relationship between...

    Authors: Luca Vismara, Francesco Menegoni, Fabio Zaina, Manuela Galli, Stefano Negrini and Paolo Capodaglio

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  9. As the number of people requiring orthopaedic intervention is growing, individualized physiotherapeutic rehabilitation and adequate postoperative care becomes increasingly relevant. The chances of improvement ...

    Authors: Fabian Kohler, Thomas Schmitz-Rode and Catherine Disselhorst-Klug

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:2

    Content type: Methodology

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  10. The K+ channel blocking aminopyridines greatly improve skeletal muscle isometric contractile performance during low to intermediate stimulation frequencies, making them potentially useful as inotropic agents for ...

    Authors: Erik van Lunteren and Jennifer Pollarine

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2010 7:1

    Content type: Research

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  11. Obesity is a major problem especially in western countries and several studies underline the importance of physical activity to enhance diet. Currently there is increasing interest in instruments for monitorin...

    Authors: Maria Grazia Benedetti, Annalisa Di Gioia, Linda Conti, Lisa Berti, Linda Degli Esposti, Giulietta Tarrini, Nazario Melchionda and Sandro Giannini

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:47

    Content type: Research

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  12. Robot-assisted therapy offers a promising approach to neurorehabilitation, particularly for severely to moderately impaired stroke patients. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of intens...

    Authors: Patricia Staubli, Tobias Nef, Verena Klamroth-Marganska and Robert Riener

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:46

    Content type: Research

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  13. Following stroke, patients frequently demonstrate loss of motor control and function and altered kinematic parameters of reaching movements. Feedback is an essential component of rehabilitation and auditory fe...

    Authors: Johanna VG Robertson, Thomas Hoellinger, Påvel Lindberg, Djamel Bensmail, Sylvain Hanneton and Agnès Roby-Brami

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:45

    Content type: Research

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  14. In the last two decades robot training in neuromotor rehabilitation was mainly focused on shoulder-elbow movements. Few devices were designed and clinically tested for training coordinated movements of the wri...

    Authors: Lorenzo Masia, Maura Casadio, Psiche Giannoni, Giulio Sandini and Pietro Morasso

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:44

    Content type: Research

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  15. Body weight support (BWS) systems on treadmill have been proposed as a strategy for gait training of subjects with stroke. Considering that ground level is the most common locomotion surface and that there is ...

    Authors: Catarina O Sousa, José A Barela, Christiane L Prado-Medeiros, Tania F Salvini and Ana MF Barela

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:43

    Content type: Research

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  16. The left cerebral hemisphere predominance in human focal epilepsy has been observed in a few studies, however, there is no related systematic study in epileptic animal on hemisphere predominance. The main goal...

    Authors: Yang Xia, Yongxiu Lai, Lei Lei, Yansu Liu and Dezhong Yao

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:42

    Content type: Research

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  17. Forearm surface electromyography (EMG) has been in use since the Sixties to feed-forward control active hand prostheses in a more and more refined way. Recent research shows that it can be used to control even...

    Authors: Claudio Castellini, Angelo Emanuele Fiorilla and Giulio Sandini

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:41

    Content type: Research

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  18. We hypothesize that the integration of virtual reality (VR) with robot assisted rehabilitation could be successful if applied to children with hemiparetic CP. The combined benefits of increased attention provi...

    Authors: Qinyin Qiu, Diego A Ramirez, Soha Saleh, Gerard G Fluet, Heta D Parikh, Donna Kelly and Sergei V Adamovich

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:40

    Content type: Research

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  19. Corporeal machine interfaces (CMIs) are one of a few available options for restoring communication and environmental control to those with severe motor impairments. Cognitive processes detectable solely with f...

    Authors: Kelly Tai and Tom Chau

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:39

    Content type: Research

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  20. One of the main scientific and technological challenges of rehabilitation bioengineering is the development of innovative methodologies, based on the use of appropriate technological devices, for an objective ...

    Authors: Stefano Mazzoleni, Andras Toth, Marko Munih, Jo Van Vaerenbergh, Giuseppe Cavallo, Silvestro Micera, Paolo Dario and Eugenio Guglielmelli

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:38

    Content type: Research

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  21. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions, this condition may result in multiple and chronic invalidating long term complications. Among these, the diabetic foot, is determined by th...

    Authors: Zimi Sawacha, Giuseppe Cristoferi, Gabriella Guarneri, Stefano Corazza, Giulia Donà, Paolo Denti, Andrea Facchinetti, Angelo Avogaro and Claudio Cobelli

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:37

    Content type: Research

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  22. While various body weight supported locomotor training (BWSLT) approaches are reported in the literature for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), none have evaluated outcomes in terms of gait quality. Th...

    Authors: Carla FJ Nooijen, Nienke ter Hoeve and Edelle C Field-Fote

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:36

    Content type: Research

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  23. Reliability of quantitative gait assessment while dual-tasking (walking while doing a secondary task such as talking) in people with cognitive impairment is unknown. Dual-tasking gait assessment is becoming hi...

    Authors: Manuel Montero-Odasso, Alvaro Casas, Kevin T Hansen, Patricia Bilski, Iris Gutmanis, Jennie L Wells and Michael J Borrie

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:35

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. By quantifying the information entropy of postural sway data, the complexity of the postural movement of different populations can be assessed, giving insight into pathologic motor control functioning.

    Authors: Joan E Deffeyes, Regina T Harbourne, Stacey L DeJong, Anastasia Kyvelidou, Wayne A Stuberg and Nicholas Stergiou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  25. Conflicting results have been reported regarding the relationship between stride time variability (STV) and walking speed. While some studies failed to establish any relationship, others reported either a line...

    Authors: Olivier Beauchet, Cedric Annweiler, Yhann Lecordroch, Gilles Allali, Veronique Dubost, François R Herrmann and Reto W Kressig

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:32

    Content type: Research

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  26. Spasticity is a common impairment accompanying stroke. Spasticity of the quadriceps femoris muscle can be quantified using the pendulum test. The measurement properties of pendular kinematics captured using a ...

    Authors: Richard W Bohannon, Steven Harrison and Jeffrey Kinsella-Shaw

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  27. Instead of hyper-reflexia as sole paradigm, post-stroke movement disorders are currently considered the result of a complex interplay between neuronal and muscular properties, modified by level of activity. We...

    Authors: Carel GM Meskers, Alfred C Schouten, Jurriaan H de Groot, Erwin de Vlugt, Bob JJ van Hilten, Frans CT van der Helm and Hans JH Arendzen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:29

    Content type: Research

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  28. Current neuroscience has identified rehabilitation approaches with the potential to stimulate adaptive changes in the brains of persons with hemiparesis. These approaches include, intensive task-oriented train...

    Authors: Sergei V Adamovich, Gerard G Fluet, Abraham Mathai, Qinyin Qiu, Jeffrey Lewis and Alma S Merians

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:28

    Content type: Research

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  29. Gait dysfunction and fatigue are common post-stroke, though it is unclear how extended walking activity, as would be performed during activities of daily living, may change over time. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Kathryn M Sibley, Ada Tang, Kara K Patterson, Dina Brooks and William E McIlroy

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  30. Demands on long-term-care facilities are predicted to increase at an unprecedented rate as the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age. Aging-in-place (i.e. aging at home) is the desire of most seniors a...

    Authors: Melinda Hamill, Vicky Young, Jennifer Boger and Alex Mihailidis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:26

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. The purpose of this study was to longitudinally compare the sensitivity of previously documented paradigms for measuring balance control during gait following a concussion. We hypothesized that gait with a con...

    Authors: Robert D Catena, Paul van Donkelaar and Li-Shan Chou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  32. Robotics is emerging as a promising tool for functional training of human movement. Much of the research in this area over the last decade has focused on upper extremity orthotic devices. Some recent commercia...

    Authors: Kalyan K Mankala, Sai K Banala and Sunil K Agrawal

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:24

    Content type: Research

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  33. The goal of this study was to test the mechanical performance of a prototype knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) powered by artificial pneumatic muscles during human walking. We had previously built a powered ankl...

    Authors: Gregory S Sawicki and Daniel P Ferris

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  34. Biomechanical energy harvesting–generating electricity from people during daily activities–is a promising alternative to batteries for powering increasingly sophisticated portable devices. We recently develope...

    Authors: Qingguo Li, Veronica Naing and J Maxwell Donelan

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  35. A self-contained, self-controlled, pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis (PhAFO) to manage foot-drop was developed and tested. Foot-drop is due to a disruption of the motor control pathway and may occ...

    Authors: Robin Chin, Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler, Eric Loth, Géza Kogler, Scott D Manwaring, Serena N Tyson, K Alex Shorter and Joel N Gilmer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  36. While manually-assisted body-weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) has revealed improved locomotor function in persons with post-stroke hemiparesis, outcomes are inconsistent and it is very labor intensi...

    Authors: Kelly P Westlake and Carolynn Patten

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  37. It is a fantastic time for the field of robotic exoskeletons. Recent advances in actuators, sensors, materials, batteries, and computer processors have given new hope to creating the exoskeletons of yesteryear...

    Authors: Daniel P Ferris

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:17

    Content type: Commentary

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  38. Adapting to external forces during walking has been proposed as a tool to improve locomotion after central nervous system injury. However, sensorimotor integration during walking varies according to the timing...

    Authors: Martin Noel, Karine Fortin and Laurent J Bouyer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:16

    Content type: Research

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  39. There is a need to develop cost-effective, sensitive stroke assessment instruments. One approach is examining kinematic measures derived from goal-directed tasks, which can potentially be sensitive to the subt...

    Authors: Xin Feng and Jack M Winters

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  40. Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) use electroencephalography (EEG) to interpret user intention and control an output device accordingly. We describe a novel BCI method to use a signal from five EEG channels (com...

    Authors: Turan A Kayagil, Ou Bai, Craig S Henriquez, Peter Lin, Stephen J Furlani, Sherry Vorbach and Mark Hallett

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  41. Balance impairment is one of the most distressing symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) even with pharmacological treatment (levodopa). A complementary treatment is high frequency stimulation in the subthalamic...

    Authors: Maria H Nilsson, Per-Anders Fransson, Gun-Britt Jarnlo, Måns Magnusson and Stig Rehncrona

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  42. A sagittal plane spine reposition sense device (SRSD) has been developed. Two questions were addressed with this study concerning the new SRSD: 1) whether spine movement was occurring with the methodology, and...

    Authors: Cheryl M Petersen and Peter J Rundquist

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  43. People with severe motor impairments often require an alternative access pathway, such as a binary switch, to communicate and to interact with their environment. A wide range of access pathways have been devel...

    Authors: Negar Memarian, Anastasios N Venetsanopoulos and Tom Chau

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:11

    Content type: Research

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