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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Content type: Research

    Implanted motor system neuroprostheses can be effective at increasing personal mobility of persons paralyzed by spinal cord injuries. However, currently available neural stimulation systems for standing employ...

    Authors: Alexander J. Hunt, Brooke M. Odle, Lisa M. Lombardo, Musa L. Audu and Ronald J. Triolo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:54

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  25. Content type: Research

    Many studies have demonstrated the usefulness of repetitive task practice by using robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) devices, including Lokomat, for the treatment of lower limb paresis. Virtual reality (VR...

    Authors: Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Margherita Russo, Antonino Leo, Rosaria De Luca, Tina Balletta, Antonio Buda, Gianluca La Rosa, Alessia Bramanti and Placido Bramanti

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:53

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  26. Content type: Erratum

    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 14:51

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    The original article was published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:29

  27. Content type: Research

    Therapy that combines repetitive training with non-invasive brain stimulation is a potential avenue to enhance upper limb recovery after stroke. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of transcranial ...

    Authors: Kathryn S. Hayward, Sandra G. Brauer, Kathy L. Ruddy, David Lloyd and Richard G. Carson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:46

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  28. Content type: Research

    Physical activity may preserve neuronal plasticity, increase synapse formation, and cause the release of hormonal factors that promote neurogenesis and neuronal function. Previous studies have reported enhance...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Shimada, Kenji Ishii, Hyuma Makizako, Kiichi Ishiwata, Keiichi Oda and Megumi Suzukawa

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:50

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  29. Content type: Research

    Functional neuromuscular stimulation, lower limb orthosis, powered lower limb exoskeleton, and hybrid neuroprosthesis (HNP) technologies can restore stepping in individuals with paraplegia due to spinal cord i...

    Authors: Sarah R. Chang, Mark J. Nandor, Lu Li, Rudi Kobetic, Kevin M. Foglyano, John R. Schnellenberger, Musa L. Audu, Gilles Pinault, Roger D. Quinn and Ronald J. Triolo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:48

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  30. Content type: Research

    Certain diseases affect brain areas that control the movements of the patients’ body, thereby limiting their autonomy and communication capacity. Research in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces aims to prov...

    Authors: Ricardo Ron-Angevin, Francisco Velasco-Álvarez, Álvaro Fernández-Rodríguez, Antonio Díaz-Estrella, María José Blanca-Mena and Francisco Javier Vizcaíno-Martín

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:49

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  31. Content type: Research

    Therapeutic management of upper extremity (UE) function of boys and men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) requires sensitive and objective assessment. Therefore, we aimed to measure physiologic UE functio...

    Authors: Mariska M. H. P. Janssen, Jaap Harlaar, Bart Koopman and Imelda J. M. de Groot

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:45

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  32. 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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  33. Content type: Research

    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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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

  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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