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  1. Spasticity is a prevalent chronic condition among persons with upper motor neuron syndrome that significantly impacts function and can be costly to treat. Clinical assessment is most often performed with passi...

    Authors: Chris A McGibbon, Andrew Sexton, Melony Jones and Colleen O’Connell
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:61
  2. This paper reviews the literature relating to the biofeedback used in physical rehabilitation. The biofeedback methods used in rehabilitation are based on biomechanical measurements and measurements of the phy...

    Authors: Oonagh M Giggins, Ulrik McCarthy Persson and Brian Caulfield
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:60
  3. Cognitive dysfunction caused by brain injury often prevents a patient from achieving a healthy and high quality of life. By now, each cognitive function is assessed precisely by neuropsychological tests. Howev...

    Authors: Sayaka Okahashi, Keiko Seki, Akinori Nagano, Zhiwei Luo, Maki Kojima and Toshiko Futaki
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:59
  4. Many people with mobility impairments, who require the use of powered wheelchairs, have difficulty completing basic maneuvering tasks during their activities of daily living (ADL). In order to provide assistan...

    Authors: Patrice Boucher, Amin Atrash, Sousso Kelouwani, Wormser Honoré, Hai Nguyen, Julien Villemure, François Routhier, Paul Cohen, Louise Demers, Robert Forget and Joelle Pineau
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:58
  5. Balance problems are common in cerebral palsy (CP) but etiology is often uncertain. The classic Romberg test compares ability to maintain standing with eyes open versus closed. Marked instability without visio...

    Authors: Diane L Damiano, Jason R Wingert, Christopher J Stanley and Lindsey Curatalo
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:57
  6. The relationship between torsional bony deformities and rotational gait parameters has not been sufficiently investigated. This study was to investigate the degree of contribution of torsional bony deformities...

    Authors: Kyoung Min Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Ki Hyuk Sung, Tae Won Kim, Seung Yeol Lee and Moon Seok Park
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:56
  7. Sensory disturbance is common following stroke and can exacerbate functional deficits, even in patients with relatively good motor function. In particular, loss of appropriate sensory feedback in severe sensor...

    Authors: Kahori Kita, Yohei Otaka, Kotaro Takeda, Sachiko Sakata, Junichi Ushiba, Kunitsugu Kondo, Meigen Liu and Rieko Osu
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:55
  8. Rotation of the torso while reaching produces torques (e.g., Coriolis torque) that deviate the arm from its planned trajectory. To ensure an accurate reaching movement, the brain may take these perturbing torq...

    Authors: Martin Simoneau, Étienne Guillaud and Jean Blouin
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:54
  9. Comparison between healthy and hemiparetic gait is usually carried out while subjects walk overground at preferred speed. This generates bias due to the lack of uniformity across selected speeds because they r...

    Authors: Lucio A Rinaldi and Vito Monaco
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:53
  10. Robot-assisted rehabilitation is an advanced new technology in stroke rehabilitation to provide intensive training. Post-stroke motor recovery depends on active rehabilitation by voluntary participation of pat...

    Authors: Rong Song, Kai-yu Tong, Xiaoling Hu and Wei Zhou
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:52
  11. In humans, corticospinal excitability is known to increase following motor electrical stimulation (ES) designed to mimic a voluntary contraction. However, whether the effect is equivalent with different applic...

    Authors: Rebecca K Andrews, Siobhan M Schabrun, Michael C Ridding, Mary P Galea, Paul W Hodges and Lucinda S Chipchase
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:51
  12. This research has established a method for using single channel surface electromyogram (sEMG) recorded from the forearm to identify individual finger flexion. The technique uses the volume conduction propertie...

    Authors: Dinesh Kant Kumar, Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan and Vijay Pal Singh
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:50
  13. People with a lower-extremity amputation that use conventional passive-elastic ankle-foot prostheses encounter a series of stress-related challenges during walking such as greater forces on their unaffected le...

    Authors: Alena M Grabowski and Susan D’Andrea
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:49
  14. Epiretinal implants based on microelectro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology with a polyimide (PI) material are being proposed for application. Many kinds of non-photosensitive PIs have good biocompatibility ...

    Authors: Xia Jiang, Xiaohong Sui, Yiliang Lu, Yan Yan, Chuanqing Zhou, Liming Li, Qiushi Ren and Xinyu Chai
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:48
  15. Avoiding a fall requires fast and appropriate step responses, stepping speed as a fall risk indicator has only been assessed in older adults. We have developed a new measurement system that applies a laser ran...

    Authors: Tetsuya Matsumura, Toshiki Moriguchi, Minoru Yamada, Kazuki Uemura, Shu Nishiguchi, Tomoki Aoyama and Masaki Takahashi
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:47
  16. Spinal cord transection and peripheral nerve transection cause muscle atrophy and muscle fiber type conversion. It is still unknown how spinal cord transection and peripheral nerve transection each affect the ...

    Authors: Kosaku Higashino, Tetsuya Matsuura, Katsuyoshi Suganuma, Kiminori Yukata, Toshihiko Nishisho and Natsuo Yasui
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:46
  17. Respiratory rehabilitation reduces breathlessness from patient with respiratory dysfunction. Chest expansion score, which represents the circumference magnitude of the thoracic cage, is used for a target when ...

    Authors: Yukiko Nishigaki, Hiroko Mizuguchi, Eriko Takeda, Tomokazu Koike, Takeshi Ando, Kazuya Kawamura, Takuro Shimbo, Hidetoshi Ishikawa, Masashi Fujimoto, Ikuko Saotome, Reiko Odo, Kazuko Omoda, Shohei Yamashita, Tomoko Yamada, Toshihito Omi, Yuya Matsushita…
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:45
  18. The nonstationary property of electromyography (EMG) signals usually makes the pattern recognition (PR) based methods ineffective after some time in practical application for multinational prosthesis. The conv...

    Authors: Xinpu Chen, Dingguo Zhang and Xiangyang Zhu
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:44
  19. Early exercise after stroke promoted angiogenesis and increased microvessles density. However, whether these newly formatted vessels indeed give rise to functional vascular and improve the cerebral blood flow ...

    Authors: Pengyue Zhang, Huixian Yu, Naiyun Zhou, Jie Zhang, Yi Wu, Yuling Zhang, Yulong Bai, Jie Jia, Qi Zhang, Shan Tian, Junfa Wu and Yongshan Hu
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:43
  20. To increase the ecological validity of neuropsychological instruments the use of virtual reality (VR) applications can be considered as an effective tool in the field of cognitive neurorehabilitation. Despite ...

    Authors: Philip Grewe, Agnes Kohsik, David Flentge, Eugen Dyck, Mario Botsch, York Winter, Hans J Markowitsch, Christian G Bien and Martina Piefke
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:42
  21. Total hip arthroplasty is a successful surgical procedure to treat hip osteoarthritis. Clinicians use different questionnaires to assess the patient’s pain and functional capacity. Furthermore, they assess the...

    Authors: Alicia Martínez-Ramírez, Dirk Weenk, Pablo Lecumberri, Nico Verdonschot, Dean Pakvis and Peter H Veltink
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:41
  22. Gait training robots should display a minimum added inertia in order to allow normal walking. The effect of inertias in specific directions is yet unknown. We set up two experiments to assess the effect of ine...

    Authors: Jos H Meuleman, Edwin HF van Asseldonk and Herman van der Kooij
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:40
  23. Robotic arm therapy devices that incorporate actuated assistance can enhance arm recovery, motivate patients to practice, and allow therapists to deliver semi-autonomous training. However, because such devices...

    Authors: Daniel K Zondervan, Lorena Palafox, Jorge Hernandez and David J Reinkensmeyer
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:39
  24. The beneficial effects of bilateral sub-thalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation on motor function and gait in advanced Parkinson’s disease are established. Less is known about the effect of stimulation on cogn...

    Authors: Eliraz Seri-Fainshtat, Zvi Israel, Aner Weiss and Jeffrey M Hausdorff
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:38
  25. Quantitative evaluation of position control ability in stroke patients is needed. Here we report a demonstration of position control ability assessment and test-retest reliability during squat-stand activity o...

    Authors: Rong-Rong Lu, Fang Li, Yi Wu, Yong-Shan Hu, Xiu-Lin Xu, Ren-Lin Zou and Xiu-Fang Hu
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:37
  26. Pathological tremor is the most prevalent movement disorder. Current treatments do not attain a significant tremor reduction in a large proportion of patients, which makes tremor a major cause of loss of quali...

    Authors: Juan Álvaro Gallego, Eduardo Rocon, Juan Manuel Belda-Lois and José Luis Pons
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:36
  27. Although the effects of robot-assisted arm training after stroke are promising, the relative effects of unilateral (URT) vs. bilateral (BRT) robot-assisted arm training remain uncertain. This study compared th...

    Authors: Ching-yi Wu, Chieh-ling Yang, Ming-de Chen, Keh-chung Lin and Li-ling Wu
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:35
  28. The relationship between normal and tangential force components (grip force – GF and load force – LF, respectively) acting on the digits-object interface during object manipulation reveals neural mechanisms in...

    Authors: Sabrina Tiago Pedão, José Angelo Barela, Kauê Carvalho de Almeida Lima and Paulo Barbosa de Freitas
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:34
  29. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) significantly reduces symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) such as bradykinesia, tremor and rigidity. It also reduces the need for anti-PD medicati...

    Authors: Maria H Nilsson, Mitesh Patel, Stig Rehncrona, Måns Magnusson and Per-Anders Fransson
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:33
  30. High-frequency trains of electrical stimulation applied over the human muscles can generate forces higher than would be expected by direct activation of motor axons, as evidenced by an unexpected relation betw...

    Authors: Fernando Henrique Magalhães, Diana Rezende de Toledo and André Fabio Kohn
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:32
  31. Current inertial motion capture systems are rarely used in biomedical applications. The attachment and connection of the sensors with cables is often a complex and time consuming task. Moreover, it is prone to...

    Authors: Dirk Weenk, Bert-Jan F van Beijnum, Chris TM Baten, Hermie J Hermens and Peter H Veltink
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:31
  32. The present study aimed at devising a data processing procedure that provides an optimal estimation of the 3-D instantaneous orientation of an inertial measurement unit (IMU). This result is usually obtained b...

    Authors: Vincent Bonnet, Claudia Mazzà, John McCamley and Aurelio Cappozzo
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:29
  33. Skilled performance of reach actions includes both anticipatory planning and compensatory adjustments made while moving. The execution of reach actions in a virtual environment (VE) demonstrates similar charac...

    Authors: Jill Campbell Stewart, James Gordon and Carolee J Winstein
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:27
  34. The current experiment investigated the impact of two potential confounding variables on the postural balance in young participants: the induced-experimental activity prior to the static postural measurements ...

    Authors: Thibault Deschamps, Justine Magnard and Christophe Cornu
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:26
  35. Robot-assisted therapy in patients with neurological disease is an attempt to improve function in a moderate to severe hemiparetic arm. A better understanding of cortical modifications after robot-assisted tra...

    Authors: Emanuela Formaggio, Silvia Francesca Storti, Ilaria Boscolo Galazzo, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Christian Geroin, Nicola Smania, Laura Spezia, Andreas Waldner, Antonio Fiaschi and Paolo Manganotti
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:24
  36. Human stance involves multiple segments, including the legs and trunk, and requires coordinated actions of both. A novel method was developed that reliably estimates the contribution of the left and right leg ...

    Authors: Tjitske Anke Boonstra, Alfred C Schouten and Herman van der Kooij
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:23
  37. Cuff electrodes have been widely used chronically in different clinical applications. This neural interface has been dominantly used for nerve stimulation while interfering noise is the major issue when employ...

    Authors: Max Ortiz-Catalan, Jorge Marin-Millan, Jean Delbeke, Bo Håkansson and Rickard Brånemark
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:22
  38. Torso-based vibrotactile feedback may significantly reduce postural sway in balance-compromised adults during quiet standing or in response to perturbations. However, natural non-volitional postural responses ...

    Authors: Beom-Chan Lee, Bernard J Martin and Kathleen H Sienko
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:21
  39. There is a paucity of information regarding visuospatial (VS) and visuomotor (VM) task performance in patients with chronic right fronto-parietal lobe stroke, as the majority of knowledge to date in this realm...

    Authors: William J Tippett, Lisa D Alexander, Mireille N Rizkalla, Lauren E Sergio and Sandra E Black
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:20
  40. We have previously published a technique for objective assessment of freezing of gait (FOG) in Parkinson's disease (PD) from a single shank-mounted accelerometer. Here we extend this approach to evaluate the o...

    Authors: Steven T Moore, Don A Yungher, Tiffany R Morris, Valentina Dilda, Hamish G MacDougall, James M Shine, Sharon L Naismith and Simon JG Lewis
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:19
  41. Clinical scales are often used to evaluate upper-limb deficits. The objective of this study is to investigate the parameters during voluntary arm tracking at different velocities for evaluating motor control p...

    Authors: Rong Song and Kai Yu Tong
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:18
  42. Topographical disorientation (TD) is a severe and persistent impairment of spatial orientation and navigation in familiar as well as new environments and a common consequence of brain damage. Virtual reality (...

    Authors: Silvia Erika Kober, Guilherme Wood, Daniela Hofer, Walter Kreuzig, Manfred Kiefer and Christa Neuper
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:17
  43. Authors: Lisa Holper, Thomas Muehlemann, Felix Scholkmann, Kynan Eng, Daniel Kiper and Martin Wolf
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:16

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  44. Good control of trunk and pelvic movements is necessary for well controlled leg movements required to perform activities of daily living. The nature of movement coupling between the trunk and pelvis varies and...

    Authors: Gabor J Barton, Malcolm B Hawken, Richard J Foster, Gill Holmes and Penny B Butler
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:15
  45. Our previous model of the non-isometric muscle fatigue that occurs during repetitive functional electrical stimulation included models of force, motion, and fatigue and accounted for applied load but not stimu...

    Authors: M Susan Marion, Anthony S Wexler and Maury L Hull
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:13
  46. A common goal of persons post-stroke is to regain community ambulation. The plantar flexor muscles play an important role in propulsion generation and swing initiation as previous musculoskeletal simulations h...

    Authors: Brian A Knarr, Trisha M Kesar, Darcy S Reisman, Stuart A Binder-Macleod and Jill S Higginson
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013 10:12

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