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  1. Both low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and intensive occupational therapy (OT) have been recently reported to be clinically beneficial for post-stroke patients with upper limb h...

    Authors: Wataru Kakuda, Masahiro Abo, Masato Shimizu, Jinichi Sasanuma, Takatsugu Okamoto, Aki Yokoi, Kensuke Taguchi, Sugao Mitani, Hiroaki Harashima, Naoki Urushidani and Mitsuyoshi Urashima

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  2. Compensatory trunk movements during gait, such as a Duchenne limp, are observed frequently in subjects with osteoarthritis of the hip, yet angular trunk movements are seldom included in clinical gait assessmen...

    Authors: Inge HF Reininga, Martin Stevens, Robert Wagenmakers, Sjoerd K Bulstra, Johan W Groothoff and Wiebren Zijlstra

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:3

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  3. To provide an alternative motor modality for control, navigation, and communication in individuals suffering from impairment or disability in hand functions, a Tongue Drive System (TDS) has been developed that...

    Authors: Ashley N Johnson, Xueliang Huo, Maysam Ghovanloo and Minoru Shinohara

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2012 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  4. Loss of postural stability can increase the likelihood of slips and falls in workplaces. The present study intended to extend understanding of the effects of frequency and pressure level of sound on postural s...

    Authors: Sung Ha Park, Kichol Lee, Thurmon Lockhart and Sukwon Kim

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:67

    Content type: Research

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  5. This document provides a review of the techniques and therapies used in gait rehabilitation after stroke. It also examines the possible benefits of including assistive robotic devices and brain-computer interf...

    Authors: Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Silvia Mena-del Horno, Ignacio Bermejo-Bosch, Juan C Moreno, José L Pons, Dario Farina, Marco Iosa, Marco Molinari, Federica Tamburella, Ander Ramos, Andrea Caria, Teodoro Solis-Escalante, Clemens Brunner and Massimiliano Rea

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:66

    Content type: Review

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  6. Locomotor control is accomplished by a complex integration of neural mechanisms including a central pattern generator, spinal reflexes and supraspinal control centres. Patterns of muscle activation during walk...

    Authors: Timothy A Thrasher, John S Ward and Stanley Fisher

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:65

    Content type: Methodology

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  7. Notch filtering is the most commonly used technique for suppression of power line and harmonic interference that often contaminate surface electromyogram (EMG) signals. Notch filters are routinely included in ...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Li, William Z Rymer, Guanglin Li and Ping Zhou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:64

    Content type: Research

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  8. Rehabilitation of hand function is challenging, and only few studies have investigated robot-assisted rehabilitation focusing on distal joints of the upper limb. This paper investigates the feasibility of usin...

    Authors: Olivier Lambercy, Ludovic Dovat, Hong Yun, Seng Kwee Wee, Christopher WK Kuah, Karen SG Chua, Roger Gassert, Theodore E Milner, Chee Leong Teo and Etienne Burdet

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:63

    Content type: Research

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  9. To more accurately evaluate rehabilitation outcomes in stroke patients, movement irregularities should be quantified. Previous work in stroke patients has revealed a reduction in the trajectory smoothness and ...

    Authors: Rieko Osu, Kazuko Ota, Toshiyuki Fujiwara, Yohei Otaka, Mitsuo Kawato and Meigen Liu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:62

    Content type: Research

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  10. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) disrupts the central and executive mechanisms of arm(s) and postural (trunk and legs) coordination. To address these issues, we developed a 3D immersive videogame-- Octopus. The ga...

    Authors: Ksenia I Ustinova, Wesley A Leonard, Nicholas D Cassavaugh and Christopher D Ingersoll

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:61

    Content type: Research

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  11. Fatigue is a frequent and serious symptom in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). However, to date there are only few methods for the objective assessment of fatigue. The aim of this study was to develop a m...

    Authors: Aida Sehle, Annegret Mündermann, Klaus Starrost, Simon Sailer, Inna Becher, Christian Dettmers and Manfred Vieten

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:59

    Content type: Research

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  12. All drugs of abuse, including nicotine, activate the mesocorticolimbic system that plays critical roles in nicotine reward and reinforcement development and triggers glutamatergic synaptic plasticity on the do...

    Authors: Ting Chen, Die Zhang, Andrei Dragomir, Kunikazu Kobayashi, Yasemin Akay and Metin Akay

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:58

    Content type: Research

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  13. A modified version of Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (PASS) was created with some changes in the description of the items and clarifications in the manual (e.g. much help was defined as support fro...

    Authors: Carina U Persson, Per-Olof Hansson, Anna Danielsson and Katharina S Sunnerhagen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:57

    Content type: Research

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  14. Several regression models have been proposed for estimation of isometric joint torque using surface electromyography (SEMG) signals. Common issues related to torque estimation models are degradation of model a...

    Authors: Amirreza Ziai and Carlo Menon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:56

    Content type: Research

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  15. Obesity is often associated with low back pain (LBP). Despite empirical evidence that LBP induces gait abnormalities, there is a lack of quantitative analysis of the combined effect of obesity and LBP on gait....

    Authors: Veronica Cimolin, Luca Vismara, Manuela Galli, Fabio Zaina, Stefano Negrini and Paolo Capodaglio

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:55

    Content type: Research

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  16. Few existing interactive rehabilitation systems can effectively communicate multiple aspects of movement performance simultaneously, in a manner that appropriately adapts across various training scenarios. In ...

    Authors: Nicole Lehrer, Yinpeng Chen, Margaret Duff, Steven L Wolf and Thanassis Rikakis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:54

    Content type: Methodology

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  17. The restoration of complex hand functions by creating a novel bidirectional link between the nervous system and a dexterous hand prosthesis is currently pursued by several research groups. This connection must...

    Authors: Silvestro Micera, Paolo M Rossini, Jacopo Rigosa, Luca Citi, Jacopo Carpaneto, Stanisa Raspopovic, Mario Tombini, Christian Cipriani, Giovanni Assenza, Maria C Carrozza, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Ken Yoshida, Xavier Navarro and Paolo Dario

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:53

    Content type: Research

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  18. Because recent preliminary evidence points to the use of Error augmentation (EA) for motor learning enhancements, we visually enhanced deviations from a straight line path while subjects practiced a sensorimot...

    Authors: Ian Sharp, Felix Huang and James Patton

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:52

    Content type: Research

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  19. Although principles based in motor learning, rehabilitation, and human-computer interfaces can guide the design of effective interactive systems for rehabilitation, a unified approach that connects these key p...

    Authors: Nicole Lehrer, Suneth Attygalle, Steven L Wolf and Thanassis Rikakis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:51

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. Physical rehabilitation is an area where robotics could contribute significantly to improved motor return for individuals following a stroke. This paper presents the results of a preliminary randomized control...

    Authors: Hussein A Abdullah, Cole Tarry, Cynthia Lambert, Susan Barreca and Brian O Allen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:50

    Content type: Research

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  21. Many neurological conditions, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury, can cause chronic gait function impairment due to foot-drop. Current physiotherapy techniques provide only a limite...

    Authors: An H Do, Po T Wang, Christine E King, Ahmad Abiri and Zoran Nenadic

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:49

    Content type: Research

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  22. It is not yet established if the use of body weight support (BWS) systems for gait training is effective per se or if it is the combination of BWS and treadmill that improves the locomotion of individuals with ga...

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

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:48

    Content type: Research

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  23. The restoration of walking ability is the main goal of post-stroke lower limb rehabilitation and different studies suggest that pedaling may have a positive effect on locomotion. The aim of this study was to e...

    Authors: Simona Ferrante, Emilia Ambrosini, Paola Ravelli, Eleonora Guanziroli, Franco Molteni, Giancarlo Ferrigno and Alessandra Pedrocchi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:47

    Content type: Research

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  24. A single session of isolated repetitive movements of the thumb can alter the response to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), such that the related muscle twitch measured post-training occurs in the traine...

    Authors: Viola Giacobbe, Bruce T Volpe, Gary W Thickbroom, Felipe Fregni, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Hermano I Krebs and Dylan J Edwards

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:46

    Content type: Research

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  25. Static posturography is user-friendly technique suitable for the study of the centre of pressure (CoP) trajectory. However, the utility of static posturography in clinical practice is somehow limited and there...

    Authors: Veronica Cimolin, Manuela Galli, Chiara Rigoldi, Graziano Grugni, Luca Vismara, Luca Mainardi and Paolo Capodaglio

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:45

    Content type: Research

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  26. An accurate understanding of the electrical interaction between retinal prostheses and retinal tissue is important to design effective devices. Previous studies have used modelling approaches to simulate elect...

    Authors: Harsha Kasi, Willyan Hasenkamp, Gregoire Cosendai, Arnaud Bertsch and Philippe Renaud

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:44

    Content type: Research

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  27. Non-linear approaches to assessment of postural control can provide insight that compliment linear approaches. Control entropy (CE) is a recently developed statistical tool from non-linear dynamical systems us...

    Authors: Stephen J McGregor, W Jeffrey Armstrong, James A Yaggie, Erik M Bollt, Rana Parshad, Jerry J Bailey, Sean M Johnson, Aleta M Goin and Samuel R Kelly

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:43

    Content type: Research

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  28. Current guidelines for rehabilitation of arm and hand function after stroke recommend that motor training focus on realistic tasks that require reaching and manipulation and engage the patient intensively, act...

    Authors: Younggeun Choi, James Gordon, Hyeshin Park and Nicolas Schweighofer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:42

    Content type: Research

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  29. Abnormal coactivation of leg extensors is often observed on the paretic side of stroke patients while they attempt to move. The mechanisms underlying this coactivation are not well understood. This study (1) c...

    Authors: Joseph-Omer Dyer, Eric Maupas, Sibele de Andrade Melo, Daniel Bourbonnais and Robert Forget

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:41

    Content type: Research

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  30. Reclining wheelchairs are commonly used to transport elderly stroke patients in Taiwan. However, there is concern that the patient's body in the wheelchair often slides forward when they return to a seated pos...

    Authors: Hsiu-Chen Huang, Cheng-Hsin Yeh, Chi-Myn Chen, Yu-Sheng Lin and Kao-Chi Chung

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:40

    Content type: Research

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  31. Steady-State Visual Evoked Potential (SSVEP) is a visual cortical response evoked by repetitive stimuli with a light source flickering at frequencies above 4 Hz and could be classified into three ranges: low (...

    Authors: Pablo F Diez, Vicente A Mut, Enrique M Avila Perona and Eric Laciar Leber

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:39

    Content type: Research

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  32. Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability in modern western countries. Stroke survivors often have functional limitations which might lead to a vicious circle of reduced physical activity, de...

    Authors: Henri L Hurkmans, Gerard M Ribbers, Marjolein F Streur-Kranenburg, Henk J Stam and Rita J van den Berg-Emons

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:38

    Content type: Research

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  33. Although test-retest reliability of mean values of spatio-temporal gait parameters has been assessed for reliability while walking alone (i.e., single tasking), little is known about the test-retest reliabilit...

    Authors: Olivier Beauchet, Ellen Freiberger, Cedric Annweiler, Reto W Kressig, Francois R Herrmann and Gilles Allali

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:37

    Content type: Short report

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  34. Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) suffer from dysrhythmic and disturbed gait, impaired balance, and decreased postural responses. These alterations lead to falls, especially as the disease progresses. Bas...

    Authors: Anat Mirelman, Talia Herman, Simone Nicolai, Agnes Zijlstra, Wiebren Zijlstra, Clemens Becker, Lorenzo Chiari and Jeffrey M Hausdorff

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:35

    Content type: Research

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  35. For brain computer interfaces (BCIs), which may be valuable in neurorehabilitation, brain signals derived from mental activation can be monitored by non-invasive methods, such as functional near-infrared spect...

    Authors: Lisa Holper and Martin Wolf

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:34

    Content type: Research

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  36. Stroke is the primary cause of adult disability. To support this large population in recovery, robotic technologies are being developed to assist in the delivery of rehabilitation. This paper presents an autom...

    Authors: Patricia Kan, Rajibul Huq, Jesse Hoey, Robby Goetschalckx and Alex Mihailidis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:33

    Content type: Research

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  37. Textile-based transducers are an emerging technology in which piezo-resistive properties of materials are used to measure an applied strain. By incorporating these sensors into a sock, this technology offers t...

    Authors: Stephen J Preece, Laurence PJ Kenney, Matthew J Major, Tilak Dias, Edward Lay and Bosco T Fernandes

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:32

    Content type: Research

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  38. Powered wheelchairs are essential for many individuals who have mobility impairments. Nevertheless, if operated improperly, the powered wheelchair poses dangers to both the user and to those in its vicinity. T...

    Authors: Gianluca U Sorrento, Philippe S Archambault, François Routhier, Danielle Dessureault and Patrick Boissy

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:31

    Content type: Research

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  39. Acquired brain injury (ABI) is the main cause of death and disability among young adults. In most cases, survivors can experience balance instability, resulting in functional impairments that are associated wi...

    Authors: José-Antonio Gil-Gómez, Roberto Lloréns, Mariano Alcañiz and Carolina Colomer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:30

    Content type: Research

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  40. Prosthetic components and control interfaces for upper limb amputees have barely changed in the past 40 years. Many transradial prostheses have been developed in the past, nonetheless most of them would be ina...

    Authors: Christian Cipriani, Marco Controzzi and Maria Chiara Carrozza

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  41. It is known that healthy adults can quickly adapt to a novel dynamic environment, generated by a robotic manipulandum as a structured disturbing force field. We suggest that it may be of clinical interest to e...

    Authors: Lorenzo Masia, Flaminia Frascarelli, Pietro Morasso, Giuseppe Di Rosa, Maurizio Petrarca, Enrico Castelli and Paolo Cappa

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:28

    Content type: Research

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  42. Recovery of upper extremity function is particularly recalcitrant to successful rehabilitation. Robotic-assisted arm training devices integrated with virtual targets or complex virtual reality gaming simulatio...

    Authors: Alma S Merians, Gerard G Fluet, Qinyin Qiu, Soha Saleh, Ian Lafond, Amy Davidow and Sergei V Adamovich

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  43. Improving balance and reducing risk of falls is a relevant issue in Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). The present study aims to quantify the effect of a mixed training program on balance in patients with PWS.

    Authors: Paolo Capodaglio, Veronica Cimolin, Luca Vismara, Graziano Grugni, Cinzia Parisio, Olivia Sibilia and Manuela Galli

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:26

    Content type: Research

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  44. For high usability, myo-controlled devices require robust classification schemes during dynamic contractions. Therefore, this study investigates the impact of the training data set in the performance of severa...

    Authors: Thomas Lorrain, Ning Jiang and Dario Farina

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:25

    Content type: Research

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  45. Visual brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) often yield high performance only when targets are fixated with the eyes. Furthermore, many paradigms use intense visual stimulation, which can be irritating especially ...

    Authors: Matthias S Treder, Ali Bahramisharif, Nico M Schmidt, Marcel AJ van Gerven and Benjamin Blankertz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:24

    Content type: Research

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  46. Multiple aspects of gait are typically impaired post-stroke. Asymmetric gait is common as a consequence of unilateral brain lesions. The relationship between the resulting asymmetric gait and impairments in th...

    Authors: Ronald Meijer, Meir Plotnik, Esther Groot Zwaaftink, Rob C van Lummel, Erik Ainsworth, Juan D Martina and Jeffrey M Hausdorff

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:23

    Content type: Research

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  47. Biomechanical energy harvesting from human motion presents a promising clean alternative to electrical power supplied by batteries for portable electronic devices and for computerized and motorized prosthetics...

    Authors: Raziel Riemer and Amir Shapiro

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011 8:22

    Content type: Research

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