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  1. Ankle exoskeletons offer a promising opportunity to offset mechanical deficits after stroke by applying the needed torque at the paretic ankle. Because joint torque is related to gait speed, it is important to...

    Authors: Emily M. McCain, Taylor J. M. Dick, Tracy N. Giest, Richard W. Nuckols, Michael D. Lewek, Katherine R. Saul and Gregory S. Sawicki

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:57

    Content type: Research

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  2. Exoskeleton technology has made significant advances during the last decade, resulting in a considerable variety of solutions for gait assistance and rehabilitation. The mechanical design of these devices is a...

    Authors: Maria del Carmen Sanchez-Villamañan, Jose Gonzalez-Vargas, Diego Torricelli, Juan C. Moreno and Jose L. Pons

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:55

    Content type: Review

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  3. The basal ganglia and cerebellum are brain structures involved in movement initiation, execution and termination. They are thought to be involved in the tremor generation and movement deficits in Parkinson’s d...

    Authors: Frauke Luft, Sarvi Sharifi, Winfred Mugge, Alfred C. Schouten, Lo J. Bour, Anne-Fleur van Rootselaar, Peter H. Veltink and Tijtske Heida

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:54

    Content type: Research

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  4. There is growing interest in the use of technology in neurorehabilitation, from robotic to sensor-based devices. These technologies are believed to be excellent tools for quantitative assessment of sensorimoto...

    Authors: Camila Shirota, Sivakumar Balasubramanian and Alejandro Melendez-Calderon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:53

    Content type: Research

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  5. Prosthetic hands impose a high cognitive burden on the user that often results in fatigue, frustration and prosthesis rejection. However, efforts to directly measure this burden are sparse and little is known ...

    Authors: J. V. V. Parr, S. J. Vine, M. R. Wilson, N. R. Harrison and G. Wood

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:52

    Content type: Research

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  6. The original article [1] contained a minor error in the following sentence in the Discussion:

    Authors: Orna Rosenthal, Alan M. Wing, Jeremy L. Wyatt, David Punt, Briony Brownless, Chit Ko-Ko and R. Christopher Miall

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:51

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:42

  7. Damage to the cerebellum can affect neural structures involved in locomotion, causing gait and balance disorders. However, the integrity of cerebellum does not seem to be critical in managing sudden and unexpe...

    Authors: Federica Aprigliano, Dario Martelli, Jiyeon Kang, Sheng-Han Kuo, Un J. Kang, Vito Monaco, Silvestro Micera and Sunil K. Agrawal

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:50

    Content type: Research

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  8. Replacement of a lost limb by an artificial substitute is not yet ideal. Resolution and coordination of motor control approximating that of a biological limb could dramatically improve the functionality of pro...

    Authors: Enzo Mastinu, Francesco Clemente, Paolo Sassu, Oskar Aszmann, Rickard Brånemark, Bo Håkansson, Marco Controzzi, Christian Cipriani and Max Ortiz-Catalan

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:49

    Content type: Research

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  9. Cervical spinal cord injury (cSCI) often causes chronic upper extremity disability. Reliable measurement of arm function is critical for development of therapies to improve recovery after cSCI. In this study, ...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Grasse, Seth A. Hays, Kimiya C. Rahebi, Victoria S. Warren, Elizabeth A. Garcia, Jane G. Wigginton, Michael P. Kilgard and Robert L. Rennaker II

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:48

    Content type: Research

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  10. Current myoelectric control algorithms for active prostheses map time- and frequency-domain features of the interference EMG signal into prosthesis commands. With this approach, only a fraction of the availabl...

    Authors: Tamás Kapelner, Ivan Vujaklija, Ning Jiang, Francesco Negro, Oskar C. Aszmann, Jose Principe and Dario Farina

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:47

    Content type: Research

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  11. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) have altered synergies compared to typically-developing peers, reflecting different neuromuscular control strategies used to move. While these children receive a variety of tr...

    Authors: Benjamin R. Shuman, Marije Goudriaan, Kaat Desloovere, Michael H. Schwartz and Katherine M. Steele

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:46

    Content type: Research

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  12. To assist people with disabilities, exoskeletons must be provided with human-robot interfaces and smart algorithms capable to identify the user’s movement intentions. Surface electromyographic (sEMG) signals c...

    Authors: Emilio Trigili, Lorenzo Grazi, Simona Crea, Alessandro Accogli, Jacopo Carpaneto, Silvestro Micera, Nicola Vitiello and Alessandro Panarese

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:45

    Content type: Research

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  13. Performing daily activities independently becomes more difficult in time for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) due to muscle weakness. When performing seated daily activities, the trunk plays an ...

    Authors: L. H. C. Peeters, I. Kingma, J. H. van Dieën and I. J. M. de Groot

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:44

    Content type: Research

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  14. A single-session of slip-perturbation training has shown to induce long-term fall risk reduction in older adults. Considering the spectrum of motor impairments and deficits in reactive balance after a cortical...

    Authors: Tanvi Bhatt, Shamali Dusane and Prakruti Patel

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:43

    Content type: Research

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  15. Intensive robot-assisted training of the upper limb after stroke can reduce motor impairment, even at the chronic stage. However, the effectiveness of practice for recovery depends on the selection of the prac...

    Authors: Orna Rosenthal, Alan M. Wing, Jeremy L. Wyatt, David Punt, Briony Brownless, Chit Ko-Ko and R. Christopher Miall

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:42

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:51

  16. Progressive cerebellar ataxia is a neurodegenerative disorder without effective treatment options that seriously hinders quality of life. Previously, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been dem...

    Authors: Giuseppina Pilloni, Michael Shaw, Charles Feinberg, Ashley Clayton, Maria Palmeri, Abhishek Datta and Leigh E. Charvet

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:41

    Content type: Research

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  17. Recovery of walking is a primary rehabilitation goal of most stroke survivors. Control of pelvic movements is one of the essential determinants of gait, yet surprisingly, conventional robot-assisted gait train...

    Authors: J. F. Alingh, V. Weerdesteyn, B. Nienhuis, E. H. F. van Asseldonk, A. C. H. Geurts and B. E. Groen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:40

    Content type: Research

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  18. Previous research has shown that use of a dynamic-response prosthetic foot (DRF) that incorporates a small passive hydraulic ankle device (hyA-F), provides certain biomechanical benefits over using a DRF that has...

    Authors: Graham N. Askew, Laura A. McFarlane, Alberto E. Minetti and John G. Buckley

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:39

    Content type: Research

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  19. A large population of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) displays the symptom of resting tremor. However, the extent that resting tremor may affect the performance of movement control has not been evaluate...

    Authors: Zixiang Hu, Manzhao Hao, Shaoqing Xu, Qin Xiao and Ning Lan

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:38

    Content type: Research

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  20. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease caused by the wearing of joint cartilage and bone. Literature has established that a prosthesis user’s intact limb is at greater risk of developing OA. This study ...

    Authors: Sean S. Doyle, Edward D. Lemaire, Julie Nantel and Emily H. Sinitski

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:37

    Content type: Research

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  21. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is used to restore movements in paretic limbs after severe paralyses resulting from neurological injuries such as spinal cord injury (SCI). Most chronic FES systems util...

    Authors: Monzurul Alam, Shuai Li, Rakib Uddin Ahmed, Yat Man Yam, Suman Thakur, Xiao-Yun Wang, Dan Tang, Serena Ng and Yong-Ping Zheng

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:36

    Content type: Research

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  22. Abnormal synergy is a major stroke-related movement impairment that presents as an unintentional contraction of muscles throughout a limb. The flexion synergy, consisting of involuntary flexion coupling of the...

    Authors: Joseph V. Kopke, Levi J. Hargrove and Michael D. Ellis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:35

    Content type: Research

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  23. A recent study has demonstrated that a turning-based treadmill program yields greater improvements in gait speed and temporal symmetry than regular treadmill training in chronic stroke patients. However, it re...

    Authors: I-Hsuan Chen, Yea-Ru Yang, Chia-Feng Lu and Ray-Yau Wang

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:33

    Content type: Research

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  24. Stroke is the most common neurological disease in the world. After the stroke, some people suffer a cognitive disability. Commercial videogames have been used after stroke for physical rehabilitation; however,...

    Authors: Iratxe Unibaso-Markaida, Ioseba Iraurgi, Nuria Ortiz-Marqués, Imanol Amayra and Silvia Martínez-Rodríguez

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:32

    Content type: Research

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  25. Cerebellar damage can often result in disabilities affecting the peripheral regions of the body. These include poor and inaccurate coordination, tremors and irregular movements that often manifest as disorders...

    Authors: Ragil Krishna, Pubudu N. Pathirana, Malcolm Horne, Laura Power and David J. Szmulewicz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:31

    Content type: Research

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  26. Detecting differences in upper limb use in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (UCP) is challenging and highly dependent on examiner experience. The recent introduction of technologies in the clinical envi...

    Authors: Elena Beani, Martina Maselli, Elisa Sicola, Silvia Perazza, Francesca Cecchi, Paolo Dario, Irene Braito, Roslyn Boyd, Giovanni Cioni and Giuseppina Sgandurra

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:30

    Content type: Research

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  27. Soft wearable robots (exosuits), being lightweight, ergonomic and low power-demanding, are attractive for a variety of applications, ranging from strength augmentation in industrial scenarios, to medical assis...

    Authors: Michele Xiloyannis, Domenico Chiaradia, Antonio Frisoli and Lorenzo Masia

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:29

    Content type: Research

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  28. A proper modeling of human grasping and of hand movements is fundamental for robotics, prosthetics, physiology and rehabilitation. The taxonomies of hand grasps that have been proposed in scientific literature...

    Authors: Francesca Stival, Stefano Michieletto, Matteo Cognolato, Enrico Pagello, Henning Müller and Manfredo Atzori

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:28

    Content type: Research

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  29. The original article [1] contained a minor error whereby the middle initial of Christopher J. Newman’s name was mistakenly omitted.

    Authors: Anisoara Paraschiv-Ionescu, Christopher J. Newman, Lena Carcreff, Corinna N. Gerber, Stephane Armand and Kamiar Aminian

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:27

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:24

  30. A contralateral pelvic drop, a transverse rotation and a lateral translation of the pelvis are essential features of normal human gait. These motions are often restricted in robot-assisted gait devices. The op...

    Authors: Tabea Aurich-Schuler, Anja Gut and Rob Labruyère

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:26

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:74

  31. Uneven ground is a frequently encountered, yet little-studied challenge for individuals with amputation. The absence of control at the prosthetic ankle to facilitate correction for surface inconsistencies, and...

    Authors: Jenny A. Kent, Kota Z. Takahashi and Nicholas Stergiou

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:25

    Content type: Research

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  32. Physical therapy interventions for ambulatory youth with cerebral palsy (CP) often focus on activity-based strategies to promote functional mobility and participation in physical activity. The use of activity ...

    Authors: Anisoara Paraschiv-Ionescu, Christopher J. Newman, Lena Carcreff, Corinna N. Gerber, Stephane Armand and Kamiar Aminian

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:24

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:27

  33. There is a need for alternative treatment options for tremor patients who do not respond well to medications or surgery, either due to side effects or poor efficacy, or that are excluded from surgery. The stud...

    Authors: Gil Herrnstadt, Martin J. McKeown and Carlo Menon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:23

    Content type: Research

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  34. Functionality and versatility of microprocessor-controlled stance-control knee-ankle-foot orthoses (M-SCKAFO) are dictated by their embedded control systems. Proper gait phase recognition (GPR) is required to ...

    Authors: Johnny D. Farah, Natalie Baddour and Edward D. Lemaire

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:22

    Content type: Research

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  35. Stroke survivors often have lower extremity sensorimotor impairments, resulting in an inability to sufficiently recruit muscle activity at appropriate times in a gait cycle. Currently there is a lack of a stan...

    Authors: Shraddha Srivastava, Carolynn Patten and Steven A. Kautz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:21

    Content type: Research

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  36. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a modality of non-invasive brain stimulation involving the application of low amplitude direct current via surface electrodes on the scalp. tDCS has been studi...

    Authors: Alberto Cucca, Kush Sharma, Shashank Agarwal, Andrew Seth Feigin and Milton Cesar Biagioni

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:20

    Content type: Review

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  37. Parkinson’s disease (PD) tremor comprises asymmetric rest and postural tremor with unilateral onset. Tremor intensity can be amplified by stress and reduced by attention, and the medical treatment is complex. ...

    Authors: Anne Sofie Bøgh Malling, Bo Mohr Morberg, Lene Wermuth, Ole Gredal, Per Bech and Bente Rona Jensen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:19

    Content type: Research

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  38. Brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) have demonstrated the potential to provide paralyzed individuals with new means of communication, but an electroencephalography (EEG)-based endogenous BCI has never been succes...

    Authors: Chang-Hee Han, Yong-Wook Kim, Do Yeon Kim, Seung Hyun Kim, Zoran Nenadic and Chang-Hwan Im

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:18

    Content type: Research

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  39. The goal of this contribution is to gather and to critically analyze recent evidence regarding the potential of exergaming for Parkinson’s disease (PD) rehabilitation and to provide an up-to-date analysis of t...

    Authors: Augusto Garcia-Agundez, Ann-Kristin Folkerts, Robert Konrad, Polona Caserman, Thomas Tregel, Mareike Goosses, Stefan Göbel and Elke Kalbe

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:17

    Content type: Review

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  40. Robotic technologies to measure human behavior are emerging as a new approach to assess brain function. Recently, we developed a robot-based postural Load Task to assess corrective responses to mechanical dist...

    Authors: Catherine R. Lowrey, Teige C. Bourke, Stephen D. Bagg, Sean P. Dukelow and Stephen H. Scott

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:16

    Content type: Research

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  41. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common cause of permanent serious physical disability in childhood. Although many platforms have been developed, so far there are still not precise guidelines for the rehabilita...

    Authors: Luis Felipe Aycardi, Carlos Andrés Cifuentes, Marcela Múnera, Cristina Bayón, Oscar Ramírez, Sergio Lerma, Anselmo Frizera and Eduardo Rocon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:15

    Content type: Short report

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  42. After traumatic brain injury (TBI), motor impairment is less common than neurocognitive or behavioral problems. However, about 30% of TBI survivors have reported motor deficits limiting the activities of daily...

    Authors: Won-Seok Kim, Kiwon Lee, Seonghoon Kim, Sungmin Cho and Nam-Jong Paik

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:14

    Content type: Review

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  43. Electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves is used in a variety of applications such as restoring motor function in paralyzed limbs, and more recently, as means to provide intuitive sensory feedback in limb p...

    Authors: Clara Günter, Jean Delbeke and Max Ortiz-Catalan

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:13

    Content type: Review

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  44. Powered wheelchair (PW) driving is a complex activity and requires the acquisition of several skills. Given the risks involved with PW use, safe and effective training methods are needed. Virtual reality train...

    Authors: Catherine Bigras, Dahlia Kairy and Philippe S. Archambault

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:12

    Content type: Research

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  45. Pattern recognition technology allows for more intuitive control of myoelectric prostheses. However, the need to collect electromyographic data to initially train the pattern recognition system, and to re-trai...

    Authors: Richard B. Woodward and Levi J. Hargrove

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:11

    Content type: Research

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  46. Assistive technologies aim to increase quality of life, reduce dependence on care giver and on the long term care system. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness in the use of assistive technology ...

    Authors: Arturo Bertomeu-Motos, Santiago Ezquerro, Juan A. Barios, Luis D. Lledó, Sergio Domingo, Marius Nann, Suzanne Martin, Surjo R. Soekadar and Nicolas Garcia-Aracil

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:10

    Content type: Research

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  47. Even though typically developing youth are already at risk for physical inactivity, youth with spina bifida may be even at higher risk as a consequence of their reduced mobility. No objective data is available...

    Authors: Manon A. T. Bloemen, Rita J. G. van den Berg-Emons, Matthijs Tuijt, Carla F. J. Nooijen, Tim Takken, Frank J. G. Backx, Marleen Vos and Janke F. de Groot

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:9

    Content type: Research

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  48. Impairments in dexterity after stroke are commonly assessed by the Nine Hole Peg Test (NHPT), where the only outcome variable is the time taken to complete the test. We aimed to kinematically quantify and to c...

    Authors: Gudrun M Johansson and Charlotte K Häger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:8

    Content type: Research

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  49. We present a closed-loop system able to control the frequency of slow oscillations (SO) spontaneously generated by the cortical network in vitro. The frequency of SO can be controlled by direct current (DC) el...

    Authors: Mattia D’Andola, Massimiliano Giulioni, Vittorio Dante, Paolo Del Giudice and Maria V. Sanchez-Vives

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:7

    Content type: Research

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