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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. There is a limited understanding about how gait speed influences the control of upper body motion during walking. Therefore, the primary purpose of this study was to examine how gait speed influences healthy i...

    Authors: Justin J Kavanagh
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:9
  10. The incidence of physical disability in the community resulting from neurological dysfunction is predicted to increase in the coming years. The impetus for immediate and critical evaluation of physical neurore...

    Authors: Dylan J Edwards
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:3
  11. In the evaluation of upper limb impairment post stroke there remains a gap between detailed kinematic analyses with expensive motion capturing systems and common clinical assessment tests. In particular, altho...

    Authors: Sibylle B Thies, Phil A Tresadern, Laurence P Kenney, Joel Smith, David Howard, John Y Goulermas, Christine Smith and Julie Rigby
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:2
  12. It is the purpose of this article to identify and review criteria that rehabilitation technology should meet in order to offer arm-hand training to stroke patients, based on recent principles of motor learning.

    Authors: Annick AA Timmermans, Henk AM Seelen, Richard D Willmann and Herman Kingma
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2009 6:1
  13. Chronic neck pain is a common problem and is often associated with changes in sensorimotor functions, such as reduced proprioceptive acuity of the neck, altered coordination of the cervical muscles, and increa...

    Authors: Ulrik Röijezon, Martin Björklund, Mikael Bergenheim and Mats Djupsjöbacka
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:36
  14. Working while exposed to motions, physically and psychologically affects a person. Traditionally, motion sickness symptom reduction has implied use of medication, which can lead to detrimental effects on perfo...

    Authors: Joakim Dahlman, Anna Sjörs, Torbjörn Ledin and Torbjörn Falkmer
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:35
  15. The pathophysiology of non-specific arm pain (NSAP) is unclear and the diagnosis is made by excluding other specific upper limb pathologies, such as lateral epicondylitis or cervical radiculopathy. The purpose...

    Authors: Kristina M Calder, Daniel W Stashuk and Linda McLean
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:34
  16. Direct electrical activation of skeletal muscles of patients with upper motor neuron lesions can restore functional movements, such as standing or walking. Because responses to electrical stimulation are highl...

    Authors: Ramu Perumal, Anthony S Wexler and Stuart A Binder-Macleod
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:33
  17. Flexed posture commonly increases with age and is related to musculoskeletal impairment and reduced physical performance. The purpose of this clinical study was to systematically compare the effects of a physi...

    Authors: Maria Grazia Benedetti, Lisa Berti, Chiara Presti, Antonio Frizziero and Sandro Giannini
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:32
  18. In the past, several research groups have shown that when a velocity dependent force field is applied during upper limb movements subjects are able to deal with this external perturbation after some training. ...

    Authors: Benedetta Cesqui, Giovanna Macrì, Paolo Dario and Silvestro Micera
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:31
  19. The control of the head movements during walking allows for the stabilisation of the optic flow, for a more effective processing of the vestibular system signals, and for the consequent control of equilibrium.

    Authors: Claudia Mazzà, Marco Iosa, Fabrizio Pecoraro and Aurelio Cappozzo
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:30
  20. Variability in stride velocity during walking characterizes gait instability and predicts falling in older individuals. Walking while executing a cognitive task is also associated with increased risk of fallin...

    Authors: Andrew W Priest, Kathleen B Salamon and John H Hollman
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:29
  21. Slowness is a well-recognized feature of movements in aging. One of the possible reasons for slowness suggested by previous research is production of corrective submovements that compensate for shortened prima...

    Authors: Laetitia Fradet, Gyusung Lee and Natalia Dounskaia
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:28
  22. It has been suggested in the past that the ability to walk while concurrently engaging in a second task deteriorates in old age, and that this deficit is related to the high incidence of falls in the elderly. ...

    Authors: Otmar Bock
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:27
  23. In this primer, we give a review of the inverse problem for EEG source localization. This is intended for the researchers new in the field to get insight in the state-of-the-art techniques used to find approxi...

    Authors: Roberta Grech, Tracey Cassar, Joseph Muscat, Kenneth P Camilleri, Simon G Fabri, Michalis Zervakis, Petros Xanthopoulos, Vangelis Sakkalis and Bart Vanrumste
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:25
  24. Traditionally synchronous access strategies require users to comply with one or more time constraints in order to communicate intent with a binary human-machine interface (e.g., mechanical, gestural or neural ...

    Authors: Jorge Silva, Jorge Torres-Solis, Tom Chau and Alex Mihailidis
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:24
  25. Isometric force measurements in the lower extremity are widely used in rehabilitation of subjects with neurological movement disorders (NMD) because walking ability has been shown to be related to muscle stren...

    Authors: Marc Bolliger, Raphael Banz, Volker Dietz and Lars Lünenburger
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:23
  26. Aging leads to increases in gait variability which may explain the large incidence of falls in the elderly. Body weight support training may be utilized to improve gait in the elderly and minimize falls. Howev...

    Authors: Anastasia Kyvelidou, Max J Kurz, Julie L Ehlers and Nicholas Stergiou
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:22
  27. The functional outcome after stroke is improved by more intensive or sustained therapy. When the affected hand has no functional movement, therapy is mainly passive movements. A novel device for repeating cont...

    Authors: Stefan Hesse, H Kuhlmann, J Wilk, C Tomelleri and Stephen GB Kirker
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:21
  28. It has been suggested that there is a dose-response relationship between the amount of therapy and functional recovery in post-acute rehabilitation care. To this day, only the total time of therapy has been in...

    Authors: Stéphane Choquette, Mathieu Hamel and Patrick Boissy
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:20
  29. It is well documented that individuals with chronic stroke often exhibit considerable gait impairments that significantly impact their quality of life. While stroke subjects often walk asymmetrically, we sough...

    Authors: Nathan D Neckel, Natalie Blonien, Diane Nichols and Joseph Hidler
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:19
  30. Spasticity is a common impairment that follows stroke, and it results typically in functional loss. For this reason, accurate quantification of spasticity has both diagnostic and therapeutic significance. The ...

    Authors: Laila Alibiglou, William Z Rymer, Richard L Harvey and Mehdi M Mirbagheri
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:18
  31. The laryngeal chemoreflex exists in infants as a primary sensory mechanism for defending the airway from the aspiration of liquids. Previous studies have hypothesized that prolonged apnea associated with this ...

    Authors: Andrei Dragomir, Yasemin Akay, Aidan K Curran and Metin Akay
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:17
  32. Gait abnormalities have been reported in individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) however no studies exist to date investigating the kinematics of individuals with CFS in over-ground gait. The aim of th...

    Authors: Lorna Paul, Danny Rafferty, Leslie Wood and William Maclaren
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:16
  33. It has been shown that intense training can significantly improve post-stroke upper-limb functionality. However, opportunities for stroke survivors to practice rehabilitation exercises can be limited because o...

    Authors: Paul Lam, Debbie Hebert, Jennifer Boger, Hervé Lacheray, Don Gardner, Jacob Apkarian and Alex Mihailidis
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:15
  34. The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanics of the hip, knee and ankle during a progressive resistance cycling protocol in an effort to detect and measure the presence of muscle fatigue. It w...

    Authors: Stephenie A Haapala, Pouran D Faghri and Douglas J Adams
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:14
  35. People who suffer from low back pain (LBP) exhibit an abnormal gait pattern, characterized by shorter stride length, greater step width, and an impaired thorax-pelvis coordination which may undermine functiona...

    Authors: Claudine JC Lamoth, John F Stins, Menno Pont, Frederick Kerckhoff and Peter J Beek
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:13
  36. People exhibit increased difficulty balancing when they perform secondary attention-distracting tasks while walking. However, a previous study by Grabiner and Troy (J. Neuroengineering Rehabil., 2005) found that ...

    Authors: Jonathan B Dingwell, Roland T Robb, Karen L Troy and Mark D Grabiner
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:12
  37. Speaker detection is an important component of many human-computer interaction applications, like for example, multimedia indexing, or ambient intelligent systems. This work addresses the problem of detecting ...

    Authors: Patricia Besson and Murat Kunt
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:11
  38. Two different Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) were developed, both based on electro-biological signals. One is based on the EMG signal and the other is based on the EEG signal. Two major features of such inter...

    Authors: Andre Ferreira, Wanderley C Celeste, Fernando A Cheein, Teodiano F Bastos-Filho, Mario Sarcinelli-Filho and Ricardo Carelli
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:10
  39. A cost effective tool for the measurement of trunk reposition sense is needed clinically. This study evaluates the reliability and validity of a new clinical spine reposition sense device.

    Authors: Cheryl M Petersen, Chris L Zimmermann, Steven Cope, Mary Ellen Bulow and Erinn Ewers-Panveno
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:9
  40. Evaluation of how Motor Imagery and conventional therapy (physiotherapy or occupational therapy) compare to conventional therapy only in their effects on clinically relevant outcomes during rehabilitation of p...

    Authors: Andrea Zimmermann-Schlatter, Corina Schuster, Milo A Puhan, Ewa Siekierka and Johann Steurer
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:8
  41. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) has been used to improve function in individuals with hemiparesis following stroke. An ideal functional electrical stimulation (FES) system needs an accurate mathematica...

    Authors: Trisha M Kesar, Jun Ding, Anthony S Wexler, Ramu Perumal, Ryan Maladen and Stuart A Binder-Macleod
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:7
  42. Despite intensive investigation, the origins of the neuromuscular abnormalities associated with spasticity are not well understood. In particular, the mechanical properties induced by stretch reflex activity h...

    Authors: Mehdi M Mirbagheri, Laila Alibiglou, Montakan Thajchayapong and William Z Rymer
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:6
  43. Restoration of upper limb movements in subjects recovering from stroke is an essential keystone in rehabilitative practices. Rehabilitation of arm movements, in fact, is usually a far more difficult one as com...

    Authors: Michela Goffredo, Ivan Bernabucci, Maurizio Schmid and Silvia Conforto
    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:5

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