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  1. Content type: Research

    Prosthetic arm research predominantly focuses on “bionic” but not body-powered arms. However, any research orientation along user needs requires sufficiently precise workplace specifications and sufficiently h...

    Authors: Wolf Schweitzer, Michael J. Thali and David Egger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:1

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  2. Content type: Research

    Application of objective measurement of stroke gait with accelerometer-based wearable technology and associated algorithms is increasing, despite reports questioning the accuracy of this technique in quantifyi...

    Authors: Sarah A. Moore, Aodhan Hickey, Sue Lord, Silvia Del Din, Alan Godfrey and Lynn Rochester

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:130

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  3. Content type: Research

    In this work, we share our experiences made at the world-wide first CYBATHLON, an event organized by the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), which took place in Zurich in October 2016. It...

    Authors: Karina Statthaler, Andreas Schwarz, David Steyrl, Reinmar Kobler, Maria Katharina Höller, Julia Brandstetter, Lea Hehenberger, Marvin Bigga and Gernot Müller-Putz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:129

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  4. Content type: Methodology

    Chronic upper limb motor impairment is a common outcome of stroke. Therapeutic training can reduce motor impairment. Recently, a growing interest in evaluating motor training provided by robotic assistive devi...

    Authors: Orna Rosenthal, Alan M. Wing, Jeremy L. Wyatt, David Punt and R. Chris Miall

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:127

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  5. Content type: Research

    People with neurological injuries such as stroke should exercise frequently and intensely to regain their motor abilities, but are generally hindered by lack of motivation. One way to increase motivation in re...

    Authors: Maja Goršič, Imre Cikajlo, Nika Goljar and Domen Novak

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:128

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  6. Content type: Review

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) is characterized by a total or partial deficit of sensory and motor pathways. Impairments of this injury compromise muscle recruitment and motor planning, thus reducing functional capa...

    Authors: Ledycnarf J. Holanda, Patrícia M. M. Silva, Thiago C. Amorim, Matheus O. Lacerda, Camila R. Simão and Edgard Morya

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:126

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  7. Content type: Research

    During gait training, physical therapists continuously supervise stroke survivors and provide physical support to their pelvis when they judge that the patient is unable to keep his balance. This paper is the ...

    Authors: Juliet A. M. Haarman, Erik Maartens, Herman van der Kooij, Jaap H. Buurke, Jasper Reenalda and Johan S. Rietman

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:125

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  8. Content type: Research

    Roughly one-quarter of upper limb prosthesis users reject their prosthesis. Reasons for rejection range from comfort, to cost, aesthetics, function, and more. This paper follows a single user from training wit...

    Authors: Sasha Blue Godfrey, Matteo Rossi, Cristina Piazza, Manuel Giuseppe Catalano, Matteo Bianchi, Giorgio Grioli, Kristin D. Zhao and Antonio Bicchi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:124

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  9. Content type: Research

    A robotic exoskeleton device is an intelligent system designed to improve gait performance and quality of life for the wearer. Robotic technology has developed rapidly in recent years, and several robot-assist...

    Authors: Su-Hyun Lee, Hwang-Jae Lee, Won Hyuk Chang, Byung-Ok Choi, Jusuk Lee, Jeonghun Kim, Gyu-Ha Ryu and Yun-Hee Kim

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:123

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  10. Content type: Research

    Hemiplegic shoulder pain is a frequent complication after stroke, leading to limited use of the affected arm. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) ...

    Authors: Li-Ling Chuang, You-Lin Chen, Chih-Chung Chen, Yen-Chen Li, Alice May-Kuen Wong, An-Lun Hsu and Ya-Ju Chang

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:122

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  11. Content type: Research

    Despite advances in sophisticated robotic hands, intuitive control of and sensory feedback from these prostheses has been limited to only 3-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) with 2 sensory percepts in closed-loop contr...

    Authors: Suzanne Wendelken, David M. Page, Tyler Davis, Heather A. C. Wark, David T. Kluger, Christopher Duncan, David J. Warren, Douglas T. Hutchinson and Gregory A. Clark

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:121

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  12. Content type: Research

    Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (a-SAH) is a potential life-threatening stroke. Because survivors may be at increased risk for inactive and sedentary lifestyles, this study evaluates physical activity (PA) ...

    Authors: Wouter J. Harmsen, Gerard M. Ribbers, Majanka H. Heijenbrok-Kal, Johannes B. J. Bussmann, Emiel M. Sneekes, Ladbon Khajeh, Fop van Kooten, Sebastian J. C. M. M. Neggers and Rita J. van den Berg-Emons

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:120

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  13. Content type: Research

    Multiplayer video games promoting exercise-based rehabilitation may facilitate motor learning, by increasing motivation through social interaction. However, a major design challenge is to enable meaningful int...

    Authors: Michael Mace, Nawal Kinany, Paul Rinne, Anthony Rayner, Paul Bentley and Etienne Burdet

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:116

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  14. Content type: Research

    Technology-mediated neurorehabilitation is suggested to enhance training intensity and therefore functional gains. Here, we used a novel virtual reality (VR) system for task-specific upper extremity training a...

    Authors: Daniel Perez-Marcos, Odile Chevalley, Thomas Schmidlin, Gangadhar Garipelli, Andrea Serino, Philippe Vuadens, Tej Tadi, Olaf Blanke and José d. R. Millán

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:119

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  15. Content type: Commentary

    The reduction in physical activity following a spinal cord injury often leads to a decline in mental and physical health. Developing an exercise program that is effective and enjoyable is paramount for this po...

    Authors: John McDaniel, Lisa M. Lombardo, Kevin M. Foglyano, Paul D. Marasco and Ronald J. Triolo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:118

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  16. Content type: Research

    Conventional prosthetic feet like energy storage and return feet provide only a limited range of ankle motion compared to human ones. In order to overcome the poor rotational adaptability, prosthetic manufactu...

    Authors: Michael Ernst, Björn Altenburg, Malte Bellmann and Thomas Schmalz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:117

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  17. Content type: Review

    Rapid advancements in rehabilitation science and the widespread application of engineering techniques are opening the prospect of a new phase of clinical and commercial maturity for Neuroengineering, Assistive...

    Authors: Marcello Ienca, Reto W. Kressig, Fabrice Jotterand and Bernice Elger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:115

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  18. Content type: Research

    Proprioception is the sense of the position and movement of our limbs, and is vital for executing coordinated movements. Proprioceptive disorders are common following stroke, but clinical tests for measuring i...

    Authors: Jeffrey M. Kenzie, Jennifer A. Semrau, Michael D. Hill, Stephen H. Scott and Sean P. Dukelow

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:114

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  19. Content type: Research

    Few patients recover full hand dexterity after an acquired brain injury such as stroke. Repetitive somatosensory electrical stimulation (SES) is a promising method to promote recovery of hand function. However...

    Authors: Adelyn P. Tu-Chan, Nikhilesh Natraj, Jason Godlove, Gary Abrams and Karunesh Ganguly

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:113

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  20. Content type: Research

    Muscle force estimation could advance the comprehension of the neuromuscular strategies that diabetic patients adopt to preserve walking ability, which guarantees their independence as they deal with their neu...

    Authors: Aline A. Gomes, Marko Ackermann, Jean P. Ferreira, Maria Isabel V. Orselli and Isabel C. N. Sacco

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:111

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  21. Content type: Review

    Over 50 million United States citizens (1 in 6 people in the US) have a developmental, acquired, or degenerative disability. The average US citizen can expect to live 20% of his or her life with a disability. ...

    Authors: David J. Reinkensmeyer, Sarah Blackstone, Cathy Bodine, John Brabyn, David Brienza, Kevin Caves, Frank DeRuyter, Edmund Durfee, Stefania Fatone, Geoff Fernie, Steven Gard, Patricia Karg, Todd A. Kuiken, Gerald F. Harris, Mike Jones, Yue Li…

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:109

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  22. Content type: Short report

    For an individual with tetraplegia assistive robotic arms provide a potentially invaluable opportunity for rehabilitation. However, there is a lack of available control methods to allow these individuals to fu...

    Authors: Lotte N. S. Andreasen Struijk, Line Lindhardt Egsgaard, Romulus Lontis, Michael Gaihede and Bo Bentsen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:110

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  23. Content type: Review

    The following papers by Richard Lieber (Skeletal Muscle as an Actuator), Thomas Roberts (Elastic Mechanisms and Muscle Function), Silvia Blemker (Skeletal Muscle has a Mind of its Own: a Computational Framewor...

    Authors: Richard L. Lieber, Thomas J. Roberts, Silvia S. Blemker, Sabrina S. M. Lee and Walter Herzog

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:108

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  24. Content type: Research

    Postural control deficits are common in stroke survivors and often the rehabilitation programs include balance training based on visual feedback to improve the control of body position or of the voluntary shif...

    Authors: Laura Pellegrino, Psiche Giannoni, Lucio Marinelli and Maura Casadio

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:107

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  25. Content type: Research

    When exploring changes in upper limb kinematics and motor impairment associated with motor recovery in subacute post stroke during intensive therapies involving robot-assisted training, it is not known whether...

    Authors: Ophélie Pila, Christophe Duret, François-Xavier Laborne, Jean-Michel Gracies, Nicolas Bayle and Emilie Hutin

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:105

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  26. Content type: Research

    The effects of a stroke, such as hemiparesis, can severely hamper the ability to walk and to maintain balance during gait. Providing support to stroke survivors through a robotic exoskeleton, either to provide...

    Authors: Juliet A. M. Haarman, Mark Vlutters, Richelle A. C. M. Olde Keizer, Edwin H. F. van Asseldonk, Jaap H. Buurke, Jasper Reenalda, Johan S. Rietman and Herman van der Kooij

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:106

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  27. Content type: Research

    Brain injury survivors often present upper-limb motor impairment affecting the execution of functional activities such as reaching. A currently active research line seeking to maximize upper-limb motor recover...

    Authors: F. Resquín, J. Gonzalez-Vargas, J. Ibáñez, F. Brunetti, I. Dimbwadyo, L. Carrasco, S. Alves, C. Gonzalez-Alted, A. Gomez-Blanco and J. L. Pons

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:104

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  28. Content type: Review

    Impairment of neuromuscular function in neurological disorders leads to reductions in muscle force, which may lower quality of life. Rehabilitation robots that are equipped with sensors are able to quantify th...

    Authors: Marco Toigo, Martin Flück, Robert Riener and Verena Klamroth-Marganska

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:103

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  29. Content type: Research

    Postural balance and gait training is important for treating persons with functional impairments, however current systems are generally not portable and are unable to train different types of movements.

    Authors: Junkai Xu, Tian Bao, Ung Hee Lee, Catherine Kinnaird, Wendy Carender, Yangjian Huang, Kathleen H. Sienko and Peter B. Shull

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:102

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  30. Content type: Review

    Biological and robotic grasp and manipulation are undeniably similar at the level of mechanical task performance. However, their underlying fundamental biological vs. engineering mechanisms are, by definition,...

    Authors: Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas and Marco Santello

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:101

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  31. Content type: Review

    Skeletal muscle mechanics have been studied ever since people have shown an interest in human movement. However, our understanding of muscle contraction and muscle mechanical properties has changed fundamental...

    Authors: Walter Herzog

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:98

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:16

  32. Content type: Research

    Closed loop system identification (CLSIT) is a method to disentangle the contribution of underlying systems in standing balance. We investigated whether taking into account lower leg muscle activation in CLSIT...

    Authors: J. H. Pasma, J. van Kordelaar, D. de Kam, V. Weerdesteyn, A. C. Schouten and H. van der Kooij

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:97

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  33. Content type: Review

    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is an emerging approach for improving capacity in activities of daily living (ADL) and upper limb function after stroke. However, it remains unclear what type of ...

    Authors: Bernhard Elsner, Gert Kwakkel, Joachim Kugler and Jan Mehrholz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:95

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  34. Content type: Research

    Common gait measures such as stride length, cycle time, and step height are not independent variables, but different aspects of the same multidimensional step. This complicates comparisons between experimental...

    Authors: Nathan D. Neckel

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:96

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  35. Content type: Research

    Muscle strengthening exercises consistently demonstrate improvements in the pain and function of adults with knee osteoarthritis, but individual response rates can vary greatly. Identifying individuals who are...

    Authors: Dylan Kobsar, Sean T. Osis, Jeffrey E. Boyd, Blayne A. Hettinga and Reed Ferber

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:94

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  36. Content type: Research

    Motor imagery (MI) induced EEG patterns are widely used as control signals for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Kinetic and kinematic factors have been proved to be able to change EEG patterns during motor ex...

    Authors: Kun Wang, Zhongpeng Wang, Yi Guo, Feng He, Hongzhi Qi, Minpeng Xu and Dong Ming

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:93

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  37. Content type: Review

    We summarize content from the opening thematic session of the 20th anniversary meeting for Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement (BANCOM). Scientific discoveries from the past 20 years of research are co...

    Authors: Andrew D. Nordin, William Z. Rymer, Andrew A. Biewener, Andrew B. Schwartz, Daofen Chen and Fay B. Horak

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:91

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  38. Content type: Methodology

    Electrooculogram (EOG) can be used to continuously track eye movements and can thus be considered as an alternative to conventional camera-based eye trackers. Although many EOG-based eye tracking systems have ...

    Authors: Won-Du Chang, Ho-Seung Cha, Do Yeon Kim, Seung Hyun Kim and Chang-Hwan Im

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:89

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  39. Content type: Research

    Novel neurorehabilitation technologies build upon treatment principles derived from motor learning studies. However, few studies have investigated motor learning with assistive devices in children and adolesce...

    Authors: Jeffrey W. Keller and Hubertus J.A. van Hedel

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:87

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  40. Content type: Short Report

    Robotic arm supports aim at improving the quality of life for adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by augmenting their residual functional abilities. A critical component of robotic arm supports is th...

    Authors: Joan Lobo-Prat, Mariska M.H.P. Janssen, Bart F.J.M. Koopman, Arno H.A. Stienen and Imelda J.M de Groot

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:86

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  41. Content type: Research

    Motor planning, imagery or execution is associated with event-related desynchronization (ERD) of mu rhythm oscillations (8-13 Hz) recordable over sensorimotor areas using electroencephalography (EEG). It was s...

    Authors: Keita Hasegawa, Shoko Kasuga, Kenichi Takasaki, Katsuhiro Mizuno, Meigen Liu and Junichi Ushiba

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:85

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  42. Content type: Research

    A detailed gait analysis (e.g., measures related to speed, self-affinity, stability, and variability) can help to unravel the underlying causes of gait dysfunction, and identify cognitive impairment. However, ...

    Authors: Lisette H. J. Kikkert, Nicolas Vuillerme, Jos P. van Campen, Bregje A. Appels, Tibor Hortobágyi and Claudine J. C. Lamoth

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:84

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:99

  43. Content type: Research

    Currently, the typically adopted hand prosthesis surface electromyography (sEMG) control strategies do not provide the users with a natural control feeling and do not exploit all the potential of commercially ...

    Authors: Alberto Dellacasa Bellingegni, Emanuele Gruppioni, Giorgio Colazzo, Angelo Davalli, Rinaldo Sacchetti, Eugenio Guglielmelli and Loredana Zollo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:82

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  44. Content type: Research

    Variations in the amplitude of surface electromyograms (EMGs) are typically considered to advance inferences on the timing and degree of muscle activation in different circumstances. Surface EMGs are however a...

    Authors: Taian M. Vieira, Maria Cristina Bisi, Rita Stagni and Alberto Botter

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:81

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