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  1. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  22. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  37. 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

    Content type: Review

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  38. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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

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