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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

  17. Content type: Research

    Although several studies have investigated the outcomes after distal hamstring lengthening (DHL), no study has undertaken an approach that included all or most of the important factors that could influence the...

    Authors: Ki Hyuk Sung, Jaebong Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Byung Chae Cho, Seung Jun Moon, Jaeyoung Kim and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:83

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Content type: Review

    Clinically useful and efficient assessment of balance during standing and walking is especially challenging in patients with neurological disorders. However, rehabilitation robots could facilitate assessment p...

    Authors: Camila Shirota, Edwin van Asseldonk, Zlatko Matjačić, Heike Vallery, Pierre Barralon, Serena Maggioni, Jaap H. Buurke and Jan F. Veneman

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:80

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  21. Content type: Review

    Millions of patients around the world are affected by neurological and psychiatric disorders. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a device-based therapy that could have fewer side-effects and higher efficiencies i...

    Authors: Mahboubeh Parastarfeizabadi and Abbas Z. Kouzani

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:79

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  22. Content type: Research

    The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test may be a useful tool to detect not only mobility impairment but also possible cognitive impairment. In this cross-sectional study, we used the TUG test to investigate the associa...

    Authors: Shu Nishiguchi, Ayanori Yorozu, Daiki Adachi, Masaki Takahashi and Tomoki Aoyama

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:78

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  23. Content type: Research

    Approximately 33% of the patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) who undergo surgery are not satisfied with their postoperative clinical outcomes. Therefore, identifying predictors for postoperative outcome...

    Authors: Sunghoon I. Lee, Andrew Campion, Alex Huang, Eunjeong Park, Jordan H. Garst, Nima Jahanforouz, Marie Espinal, Tiffany Siero, Sophie Pollack, Marwa Afridi, Meelod Daneshvar, Saif Ghias, Majid Sarrafzadeh and Daniel C. Lu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:77

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  24. Content type: Research

    Robot-assisted gait therapy is increasingly being used in pediatric neurorehabilitation to complement conventional physical therapy. The robotic device applied in this study, the Lokomat (Hocoma AG, Switzerlan...

    Authors: Tabea Aurich-Schuler, Fabienne Grob, Hubertus J.A. van Hedel and Rob Labruyère

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:76

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  25. Content type: Research

    Recent study suggests that tremor signals are transmitted by way of multi-synaptic corticospinal pathway. Neurophysiological studies have also demonstrated that cutaneous afferents exert potent inhibition to d...

    Authors: Man-Zhao Hao, Shao-Qin Xu, Zi-Xiang Hu, Fu-Liang Xu, Chuan-Xin M. Niu, Qin Xiao and Ning Lan

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:75

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  26. Content type: Review

    Here we provide an overview of findings and viewpoints on the mechanisms of sensorimotor learning presented at the 2016 Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement (BANCOM) conference in Deer Creek, OH. This f...

    Authors: R. D. Seidler and R. G. Carson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:74

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:100

  27. Content type: Research

    Adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can benefit from devices that actively support their arm function. A critical component of such devices is the control interface as it is responsible for the human...

    Authors: Joan Lobo-Prat, Kostas Nizamis, Mariska M.H.P. Janssen, Arvid Q.L. Keemink, Peter H. Veltink, Bart F.J.M. Koopman and Arno H.A. Stienen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:73

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  28. Content type: Research

    Different groups developed wearable robots for walking assistance, but there is still a need for methods to quickly tune actuation parameters for each robot and population or sometimes even for individual user...

    Authors: Philippe Malcolm, Denise Martineli Rossi, Christopher Siviy, Sangjun Lee, Brendan Thomas Quinlivan, Martin Grimmer and Conor J. Walsh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:72

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  29. Content type: Research

    Myoelectric pattern recognition systems can decode movement intention to drive upper-limb prostheses. Despite recent advances in academic research, the commercial adoption of such systems remains low. This lim...

    Authors: Agamemnon Krasoulis, Iris Kyranou, Mustapha Suphi Erden, Kianoush Nazarpour and Sethu Vijayakumar

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:71

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  30. Content type: Research

    Electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerves has been shown to be effective in restoring sensory and motor functions in the lower and upper extremities. This neural stimulation can be applied via non-penetr...

    Authors: Breanne P. Christie, Max Freeberg, William D. Memberg, Gilles J. C. Pinault, Harry A. Hoyen, Dustin J. Tyler and Ronald J. Triolo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:70

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  31. Content type: Research

    Limb prosthetics, exoskeletons, and neurorehabilitation devices can be intuitively controlled using myoelectric pattern recognition (MPR) to decode the subject’s intended movement. In conventional MPR, descrip...

    Authors: Niclas Nilsson, Bo Håkansson and Max Ortiz-Catalan

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:68

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  32. Content type: Methodology

    Functional electrical stimulation (FES) can be applied as an assistive and therapeutic aid in the rehabilitation of foot drop. Transcutaneous multi-pad electrodes can increase the selectivity of stimulation; h...

    Authors: Jovana Malešević, Suzana Dedijer Dujović, Andrej M. Savić, Ljubica Konstantinović, Aleksandra Vidaković, Goran Bijelić, Nebojša Malešević and Thierry Keller

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:66

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  33. Content type: Research

    Gait impairments present while dual-tasking in older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) have been associated with an increased risk of falls. Prior studies have examined prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity using...

    Authors: Gioella Chaparro, Julia M. Balto, Brian M. Sandroff, Roee Holtzer, Meltem Izzetoglu, Robert W. Motl and Manuel E. Hernandez

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:65

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    We examined the validity and reliability of a short robotic test of upper limb proprioception, the Arm Movement Detection (AMD) test, which yields a ratio-scaled, objective outcome measure to be used for evalu...

    Authors: Leigh Ann Mrotek, Maria Bengtson, Tina Stoeckmann, Lior Botzer, Claude P. Ghez, John McGuire and Robert A. Scheidt

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:64

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  35. Content type: Research

    We aimed to investigate the separability of the neural correlates of 2 types of motor imagery, self and third person (actions owned by the participant himself vs. another individual). If possible this would al...

    Authors: João Andrade, José Cecílio, Marco Simões, Francisco Sales and Miguel Castelo-Branco

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:63

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  36. Content type: Research

    Only very recently, studies have shown that it is possible to reduce the metabolic rate of unloaded and loaded walking using robotic ankle exoskeletons. Some studies obtained this result by means of high posit...

    Authors: Philippe Malcolm, Sangjun Lee, Simona Crea, Christopher Siviy, Fabricio Saucedo, Ignacio Galiana, Fausto A. Panizzolo, Kenneth G. Holt and Conor J. Walsh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:62

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  37. Content type: Review

    Client-centred task-oriented training is important in neurological rehabilitation but is time consuming and costly in clinical practice. The use of technology, especially motion capture systems (MCS) which are...

    Authors: Els Knippenberg, Jonas Verbrugghe, Ilse Lamers, Steven Palmaers, Annick Timmermans and Annemie Spooren

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:61

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  38. Content type: Research

    The RAPPER II study investigates the feasibility, safety and acceptability of using the REX self-stabilising robotic exoskeleton in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) who are obligatory wheelchair users. Fea...

    Authors: Nick Birch, Jon Graham, Tom Priestley, Chris Heywood, Mohamed Sakel, Angela Gall, Andrew Nunn and Nada Signal

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:60

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  39. Content type: Research

    Spasticity is a common sequela of stroke. Traditional assessment methods include relatively coarse scales that may not capture all characteristics of elevated muscle tone. Thus, the aim of this study was to de...

    Authors: Andrew Centen, Catherine R. Lowrey, Stephen H. Scott, Ting-Ting Yeh and George Mochizuki

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:59

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  40. Content type: Research

    Estimation of surface intramuscular coherence has been used to indirectly assess pyramidal tract activity following spinal cord injury (SCI), especially within the 15-30 Hz bandwidth. However, change in higher...

    Authors: Elisabeth Bravo-Esteban, Julian Taylor, Manuel Aleixandre, Cristina Simón-Martínez, Diego Torricelli, Jose Luis Pons, Gerardo Avila-Martín, Iriana Galán-Arriero and Julio Gómez-Soriano

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:58

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  41. Content type: Research

    The possibility to modify the usually pathological patterns of coordination of the upper-limb in stroke survivors remains a central issue and an open question for neurorehabilitation. Despite robot-led physica...

    Authors: Tommaso Proietti, Emmanuel Guigon, Agnès Roby-Brami and Nathanaël Jarrassé

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:55

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