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  1. Content type: Research

    Gait Initiation (GI) is a functional task representing one of the first voluntary destabilizing behaviours observed in the development of a locomotor pattern as the whole body centre of mass transitions from a...

    Authors: Veronica Cimolin, Nicola Cau, Manuela Galli, Cristina Santovito, Graziano Grugni and Paolo Capodaglio

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:44

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    There is a need for objective movement assessment for clinical research trials aimed at improving gait and balance in persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). Wireless inertial sensors can accurately measure nu...

    Authors: Jordan J. Craig, Adam P. Bruetsch, Sharon G. Lynch, Fay B. Horak and Jessie M. Huisinga

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:43

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  3. Content type: Review

    Significant advances have been made in developing new prosthetic technologies with the goal of restoring function to persons that suffer partial or complete loss of the upper limb. Despite these technological ...

    Authors: Lewis A. Wheaton

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:41

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  4. Content type: Research

    Kinesthesia (sense of limb movement) has been extremely difficult to measure objectively, especially in individuals who have survived a stroke. The development of valid and reliable measurements for propriocep...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Semrau, Troy M. Herter, Stephen H. Scott and Sean P. Dukelow

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:42

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  5. Content type: Research

    Wearable assistive devices have demonstrated the potential to improve mobility outcomes for individuals with disabilities, and to augment healthy human performance; however, these benefits depend on how effect...

    Authors: Matthew B. Yandell, Brendan T. Quinlivan, Dmitry Popov, Conor Walsh and Karl E. Zelik

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:40

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  6. Content type: Research

    The use of pattern recognition-based methods to control myoelectric upper-limb prostheses has been well studied in individuals with high-level amputations but few studies have demonstrated that it is suitable ...

    Authors: Adenike A. Adewuyi, Levi J. Hargrove and Todd A. Kuiken

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:39

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  7. Content type: Research

    Deficits of kinesthesia (limb position and movement sensation) commonly limit sensorimotor function and its recovery after neuromotor injury. Sensory substitution technologies providing synthetic kinesthetic f...

    Authors: Alexis R. Krueger, Psiche Giannoni, Valay Shah, Maura Casadio and Robert A. Scheidt

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:36

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:69

  8. Content type: Research

    It is quite difficult to evaluate ataxic gait quantitatively in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics of ataxic gait using a triaxial accelerometer and to develop a novel ...

    Authors: Akira Matsushima, Kunihiro Yoshida, Hirokazu Genno and Shu-ichi Ikeda

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:37

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  9. Content type: Research

    Powered ankle-foot exoskeletons can reduce the metabolic cost of human walking to below normal levels, but optimal assistance properties remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of dif...

    Authors: Samuel Galle, Philippe Malcolm, Steven Hartley Collins and Dirk De Clercq

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:35

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  10. Content type: Research

    It is a challenge to reduce the muscular discoordination in the paretic upper limb after stroke in the traditional rehabilitation programs.

    Authors: Wei Rong, Waiming Li, Mankit Pang, Junyan Hu, Xijun Wei, Bibo Yang, Honwah Wai, Xiaoxiang Zheng and Xiaoling Hu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:34

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  11. Content type: Research

    Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interfaces (RPNIs) are neurotized muscle grafts intended to produce electromyographic signals suitable for motorized prosthesis control. Two RPNIs producing independent agonist/an...

    Authors: Daniel Ursu, Andrej Nedic, Melanie Urbanchek, Paul Cederna and R. Brent Gillespie

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:33

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  12. Content type: Research

    The Lokomat is a robotic exoskeleton that can be used to train gait function in hemiparetic stroke. To purposefully employ the Lokomat for training, it is important to understand (1) how Lokomat guided walking...

    Authors: Klaske van Kammen, Anne M. Boonstra, Lucas H. V. van der Woude, Heleen A. Reinders-Messelink and Rob den Otter

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:32

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  13. Content type: Research

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique for brain modulation that has potential to be used in motor neurorehabilitation. Considering that the cerebellum and motor cortex exert influence o...

    Authors: Irma N. Angulo-Sherman, Marisol Rodríguez-Ugarte, Nadia Sciacca, Eduardo Iáñez and José M. Azorín

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:31

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  14. Content type: Research

    Cortical damage after stroke can drastically impair sensory and motor function of the upper limb, affecting the execution of activities of daily living and quality of life. Motor impairment after stroke has be...

    Authors: Martijn P. Vlaar, Teodoro Solis-Escalante, Julius P. A. Dewald, Erwin E. H. van Wegen, Alfred C. Schouten, Gert Kwakkel and Frans C. T. van der Helm

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:30

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  15. Content type: Research

    In human-centered robotics, exoskeletons are becoming relevant for addressing needs in the healthcare and industrial domains. Owing to their close interaction with the user, the safety and ergonomics of these ...

    Authors: Nicolò d’Elia, Federica Vanetti, Marco Cempini, Guido Pasquini, Andrea Parri, Marco Rabuffetti, Maurizio Ferrarin, Raffaele Molino Lova and Nicola Vitiello

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:29

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:51

  16. Content type: Methodology

    Mental practice (MP) through motor imagery is a cognitive training strategy used to improve locomotor skills during rehabilitation programs. Recent works have used MP tasks to investigate the neurophysiology o...

    Authors: Rodrigo Gontijo Cunha, Paulo José Guimarães Da-Silva, Clarissa Cardoso dos Santos Couto Paz, Ana Carolina da Silva Ferreira and Carlos Julio Tierra-Criollo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:28

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  17. Content type: Research

    Robotic overground gait training devices, such as the Ekso, require users to actively participate in triggering steps through weight-shifting movements. It remains unknown how much the trunk muscles are activa...

    Authors: Amanda E. Chisholm, Raed A. Alamro, Alison M. M. Williams and Tania Lam

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:27

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  18. Content type: Research

    Wearable sensors have the potential to provide clinicians with access to motor performance of people with movement disorder as they undergo intervention. However, sensor data often have to be manually classifi...

    Authors: Hung Nguyen, Karina Lebel, Patrick Boissy, Sarah Bogard, Etienne Goubault and Christian Duval

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:26

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  19. Content type: Research

    Body weight supported locomotor training was shown to improve walking function in neurological patients and is often performed on a treadmill. However, walking on a treadmill does not mimic natural walking for...

    Authors: L. Awai, M. Franz, C. S. Easthope, H. Vallery, A. Curt and M. Bolliger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:25

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  20. Content type: Review

    Robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) after spinal cord injury (SCI) induces several different neurophysiological mechanisms to restore walking ability, including the activation of central pattern generators, ta...

    Authors: Ki Yeun Nam, Hyun Jung Kim, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ho Jun Lee and Aeri Yoo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:24

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  21. Content type: Research

    People with chronic arm impairment should exercise intensely to regain their abilities, but frequently lack motivation, leading to poor rehabilitation outcome. One promising way to increase motivation is throu...

    Authors: Maja Goršič, Imre Cikajlo and Domen Novak

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:23

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  22. Content type: Research

    Activity-based therapy (ABT) for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), which consists of repetitive use of muscles above and below the spinal lesion, improves locomotion and arm strength. Less data has been ...

    Authors: Haydn Hoffman, Tiffany Sierro, Tianyi Niu, Melanie E. Sarino, Majid Sarrafzadeh, David McArthur, V. Reggie Edgerton and Daniel C. Lu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:22

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  23. Content type: Research

    We recently showed that individuals with chronic stroke who completed two sessions of intensive unassisted arm reach training exhibited improvements in movement times up to one month post-training. Here, we st...

    Authors: Hyeshin Park and Nicolas Schweighofer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:21

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  24. Content type: Review

    The development of interactive rehabilitation technologies which rely on wearable-sensing for upper body rehabilitation is attracting increasing research interest. This paper reviews related research with the ...

    Authors: Qi Wang, Panos Markopoulos, Bin Yu, Wei Chen and Annick Timmermans

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:20

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  25. Content type: Research

    The Wii Balance Board (WBB) has been proposed as an inexpensive alternative to laboratory-grade Force Plates (FP) for the instrumented assessment of balance. Previous studies have reported a good validity and ...

    Authors: Giacomo Severini, Sofia Straudi, Claudia Pavarelli, Marco Da Roit, Carlotta Martinuzzi, Laura Di Marco Pizzongolo and Nino Basaglia

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:19

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  26. Content type: Research

    In an increasing aging society, reduced mobility is one of the most important factors limiting activities of daily living and overall quality of life. The ability to walk independently contributes to the mobil...

    Authors: Samuel Schülein, Jens Barth, Alexander Rampp, Roland Rupprecht, Björn M. Eskofier, Jürgen Winkler, Karl-Günter Gaßmann and Jochen Klucken

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:18

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  27. Content type: Research

    Virtual reality (VR) has recently been explored as a tool for neurorehabilitation to enable individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to practice challenging skills in a safe environment. Current technological...

    Authors: Aram Kim, Nora Darakjian and James M. Finley

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:16

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  28. Content type: Research

    Gait disorders of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are characterized by the breakdown of the temporal organization of stride duration variability that was tightly associated to dynamic instability in PD. Activating th...

    Authors: Thibault Warlop, Christine Detrembleur, Maïté Buxes Lopez, Gaëtan Stoquart, Thierry Lejeune and Anne Jeanjean

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:17

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  29. Content type: Research

    Although various hand assist devices have been commercialized for people with paralysis, they are somewhat limited in terms of tool fixation and device attachment method. Hand exoskeleton robots allow users to...

    Authors: Byungchul Kim, Hyunki In, Dae-Young Lee and Kyu-Jin Cho

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:15

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  30. Content type: Research

    Armeo®Spring exoskeleton is widely used for upper extremity rehabilitation; however, weight compensation provided by the device appears insufficiently characterized to fully utilize it in clinical and research...

    Authors: Bonnie E. Perry, Emily K. Evans and Dobrivoje S. Stokic

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:14

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  31. Content type: Research

    While sensory dysfunction is common in children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy (CP) secondary to perinatal stroke, it is an understudied contributor to disability with limited objective measurement tools. Rob...

    Authors: Andrea M. Kuczynski, Jennifer A. Semrau, Adam Kirton and Sean P. Dukelow

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:13

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  32. Content type: Research

    Upper limb coordination in persons post-stroke may be estimated by the commonly used Finger-to-Nose Test (FNT), which is also part of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment. The total movement time (TMT) is used as a clini...

    Authors: Gudrun M. Johansson, Helena Grip, Mindy F. Levin and Charlotte K. Häger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:11

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  33. Content type: Research

    Although commercially available activity trackers can aid in tracking therapy and recovery of patients, most devices perform poorly for patients with irregular movement patterns. Standard machine learning tech...

    Authors: Mark V. Albert, Yohannes Azeze, Michael Courtois and Arun Jayaraman

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:10

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  34. Content type: Research

    One of the current challenges in brain-machine interfacing is to characterize and decode upper limb kinematics from brain signals, e.g. to control a prosthetic device. Recent research work states that it is po...

    Authors: Andrés Úbeda, José M. Azorín, Ricardo Chavarriaga and José del R. Millán

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:9

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  35. Content type: Research

    Gait disorders and gait analysis under single and dual-task conditions are topics of great interest, but very few studies have looked for the relevance of gait analysis under dual-task conditions in elderly pe...

    Authors: Bernard Auvinet, Claude Touzard, François Montestruc, Arnaud Delafond and Vincent Goeb

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:7

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  36. Content type: Research

    Physical interactions between two people are ubiquitous in our daily lives, and an integral part of many forms of rehabilitation. However, few studies have investigated forces arising from physical interaction...

    Authors: Andrew Sawers, Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, J. Lucas McKay, Madeleine E. Hackney, Charles C. Kemp and Lena H. Ting

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:8

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  37. Content type: Research

    Fear of falling (FoF) is common in community-dwelling older adults. FoF and increased walking speed are associated with lower trunk oscillation during gait in older adults. We hypothesized that older adults wi...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Asai, Shogo Misu, Ryuichi Sawa, Takehiko Doi and Minoru Yamada

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:5

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  38. Content type: Research

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a widespread progressive neurologic disease with consequent impairments in daily activities. Disorders of balance are frequent and equilibrium tests are potentially useful to quantif...

    Authors: Lucia Grassi, Stefano Rossi, Valeria Studer, Gessica Vasco, Caterina Motta, Fabrizio Patanè, Enrico Castelli, Silvia Rossi and Paolo Cappa

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:4

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  39. Content type: Research

    Several neurodevelopmental disorders and brain injuries in children have been associated with proprioceptive dysfunction that will negatively affect their movement. Unfortunately, there is lack of reliable and...

    Authors: Francesca Marini, Valentina Squeri, Pietro Morasso, Claudio Campus, Jürgen Konczak and Lorenzo Masia

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:3

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  40. Content type: Research

    Most of the modern motorized prostheses are controlled with the surface electromyography (sEMG) recorded on the residual muscles of amputated limbs. However, the residual muscles are usually limited, especiall...

    Authors: Xiangxin Li, Oluwarotimi Williams Samuel, Xu Zhang, Hui Wang, Peng Fang and Guanglin Li

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:2

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  41. Content type: Research

    Robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) affords an opportunity to increase walking practice with mechanical assistance from robotic devices, rather than therapists, where the child may not be able to generate a ...

    Authors: Sophie Lefmann, Remo Russo and Susan Hillier

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:1

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  42. Content type: Research

    Handrim wheelchair propulsion is a cyclic skill that needs to be learned during rehabilitation. It has been suggested that more variability in propulsion technique benefits the motor learning process of wheelc...

    Authors: Marika T. Leving, Riemer J. K. Vegter, Sonja de Groot and Lucas H. V. van der Woude

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:100

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  43. Content type: Research

    Little information exists on the content of inpatient rehabilitation stay when individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are not engaged in structured rehabilitation therapy sessions. Investigation of inpatien...

    Authors: Dominik Zbogar, Janice J. Eng, William C. Miller, Andrei V. Krassioukov and Mary C. Verrier

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:99

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  44. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to derive data from real, recorded, personal emergency response call conversations to help improve the artificial intelligence and decision making capability of a spoken dialogue ...

    Authors: Victoria Young, Elizabeth Rochon and Alex Mihailidis

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:97

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  45. Content type: Short report

    Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disorder of posture and movement due to a defect in the immature brain. The use of robotic devices as alternative treatment to improve the gait function in patients with CP has increas...

    Authors: C. Bayón, S. Lerma, O. Ramírez, J.I. Serrano, M.D. Del Castillo, R. Raya, J.M. Belda-Lois, I. Martínez and E. Rocon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:98

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  46. Content type: Research

    Stroke is one of the most common causes of acquired disability, leaving numerous adults with cognitive and motor impairments, and affecting patients’ capability to live independently. There is substancial evid...

    Authors: Ana Lúcia Faria, Andreia Andrade, Luísa Soares and Sergi Bermúdez i Badia

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 13:96

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