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  1. Content type: Research

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that has been shown to improve common symptoms of neurological disorders like depressed mood, fatigue, motor deficit...

    Authors: Bryan Dobbs, Natalie Pawlak, Milton Biagioni, Shashank Agarwal, Michael Shaw, Giuseppina Pilloni, Marom Bikson, Abhishek Datta and Leigh Charvet

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:114

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  2. Content type: Research

    Wearable exoskeletons can be a powerful tool for the facilitation of ambulation of complete Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) subjects, which has several psychological and physical advantages. However, exoskeleton cont...

    Authors: Heidi Muijzer-Witteveen, Nienke Sibum, Rosanne van Dijsseldonk, Noël Keijsers and Edwin van Asseldonk

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:112

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  3. Content type: Research

    Ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) are commonly prescribed to provide functional assistance for patients with lower limb injuries or weakness. Their passive mechanical elements can provide some energy return to improve...

    Authors: Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Kelly A. Schmidtbauer and Jason M. Wilken

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:111

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  4. Content type: Research

    The trunk muscles are critical for postural control. Recent neurophysiological studies have revealed sparing of trunk muscle function in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) classified with thoracic or ce...

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

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:109

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  5. Content type: Research

    Brain machine interface (BMI) technology has demonstrated its efficacy for rehabilitation of paralyzed chronic stroke patients. The critical component in BMI-training consists of the associative connection (co...

    Authors: Martin Spüler, Eduardo López-Larraz and Ander Ramos-Murguialday

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:110

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  6. Content type: Research

    Regenerative peripheral nerve interfaces (RPNIs) are biological constructs which amplify neural signals and have shown long-term stability in rat models. Real-time control of a neuroprosthesis in rat models ha...

    Authors: Christopher M. Frost, Daniel C. Ursu, Shane M. Flattery, Andrej Nedic, Cheryl A. Hassett, Jana D. Moon, Patrick J. Buchanan, R. Brent Gillespie, Theodore A. Kung, Stephen W. P. Kemp, Paul S. Cederna and Melanie G. Urbanchek

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:108

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  7. Content type: Review

    Multiplayer games have emerged as a promising approach to increase the motivation of patients involved in rehabilitation therapy. In this systematic review, we evaluated recent publications in health-related m...

    Authors: Kilian Baur, Alexandra Schättin, Eling D. de Bruin, Robert Riener, Jaime E. Duarte and Peter Wolf

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:107

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability among children (2.5 to 3.6 cases per 1000 live births). Inadequate physical activity (PA) is a major problem effecting the health and well-being of ch...

    Authors: Matthew Ahmadi, Margaret O’Neil, Maria Fragala-Pinkham, Nancy Lennon and Stewart Trost

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:105

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a potentially useful tool to improve upper limb rehabilitation outcomes after stroke, although its effects in this regard have shown to be limited so far. Addi...

    Authors: Bernhard Elsner, Joachim Kugler and Jan Mehrholz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:106

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  10. Content type: Research

    After a stroke, during seated reaching with their paretic upper limb, many patients spontaneously replace the use of their arm by trunk compensation movements, even though they are able to use their arm when f...

    Authors: K. K. A. Bakhti, I. Laffont, M. Muthalib, J. Froger and D. Mottet

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:104

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  11. Content type: Research

    Body weight support (BWS) is often provided to incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) patients during rehabilitation to enable gait training before full weight-bearing is recovered. Emerging robotic devices enab...

    Authors: Christopher Schmidt Easthope, Luca Renato Traini, Lea Awai, Martina Franz, Georg Rauter, Armin Curt and Marc Bolliger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:102

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  12. Content type: Short report

    High-frequency alternating currents of greater than 1 kHz applied on peripheral nerves has been used in animal studies to produce a motor nerve block. It has been evidenced that frequencies higher than 5 kHz a...

    Authors: Diego Serrano-Muñoz, Juan Avendaño-Coy, Cristina Simón-Martínez, Julian Taylor and Julio Gómez-Soriano

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:103

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  13. Content type: Research

    The onset and progression of osteoarthritis, but also the wear and loosening of the components of an artificial joint, are commonly associated with mechanical overloading of the structures. Knowledge of the me...

    Authors: Adam Trepczynski, Ines Kutzner, Verena Schwachmeyer, Markus O. Heller, Tilman Pfitzner and Georg N. Duda

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:101

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  14. Content type: Research

    Some studies have already suggested that exergame interventions can be effective to improve physical, cognitive, motor-cognitive, and psychological outcomes in patients with dementia (PwD). However, little is ...

    Authors: Christian Werner, Rebekka Rosner, Stefanie Wiloth, Nele Christin Lemke, Jürgen M. Bauer and Klaus Hauer

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:100

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  15. Content type: Research

    Prosthetic feet are spring-like, and their stiffness critically affects the wearer’s stability, comfort, and energetic cost of walking. Despite the importance of stiffness in ambulation, the prescription proce...

    Authors: Max K. Shepherd, Alejandro F. Azocar, Matthew J. Major and Elliott J. Rouse

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:99

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  16. Content type: Research

    For people who use manual wheelchairs, tips and falls can result in serious injuries including bone fractures, concussions, and traumatic brain injury. We aimed to characterize how wheelchair configuration cha...

    Authors: Louise Thomas, Jaimie Borisoff and Carolyn J. Sparrey

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:95

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  17. Content type: Research

    Functional electrical stimulation is an important therapy technique for dropfoot correction. In order to achieve natural control, the parameter setting of FES should be associated with the activation of the ti...

    Authors: Guangtao Chen, Le Ma, Rong Song, Le Li, Xiaoyun Wang and Kaiyu Tong

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:98

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  18. Content type: Review

    Understanding development of bimanual upper limb (UL) activities in both typical and atypical conditions in children is important for: i) tailoring rehabilitation programs, ii) monitoring progress, iii) determ...

    Authors: Irene Braito, Martina Maselli, Giuseppina Sgandurra, Emanuela Inguaggiato, Elena Beani, Francesca Cecchi, Giovanni Cioni and Roslyn Boyd

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:94

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  19. Content type: Methodology

    Wheelchair biomechanics research advances accessibility and clinical care for manual wheelchair users. Standardized outcome assessments are vital tools for tracking progress, but there is a strong need for mor...

    Authors: Jacob Rammer, Brooke Slavens, Joseph Krzak, Jack Winters, Susan Riedel and Gerald Harris

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:96

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  20. Content type: Research

    Despite the effectiveness of levodopa for treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD), prolonged usage leads to development of motor complications, most notably levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID). Persons with PD and...

    Authors: Michael H. Li, Tiago A. Mestre, Susan H. Fox and Babak Taati

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:97

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  21. Content type: Research

    Physical motor exercise aided by an electroencephalogram (EEG)-based brain-computer interface (BCI) is known to improve motor recovery in patients with stroke. In such a BCI paradigm, event-related desynchroni...

    Authors: Kensho Takahashi, Kenji Kato, Nobuaki Mizuguchi and Junichi Ushiba

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:93

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  22. Content type: Research

    Treadmill training, with or without body-weight support (BWSTT), typically involves high step count, faster walking speed, and higher heart-rate intensity than overground walking training. The addition of chal...

    Authors: Sarah A. Graham, Elliot J. Roth and David A. Brown

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:92

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  23. Content type: Research

    Phase synchrony has extensively been studied for understanding neural coordination in health and disease. There are a few studies concerning the implications in the context of BCIs, but its potential for estab...

    Authors: Kostas Georgiadis, Nikos Laskaris, Spiros Nikolopoulos and Ioannis Kompatsiaris

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:90

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  24. Content type: Research

    A deeper knowledge of the activity of the forearm muscles during activities of daily living (ADL) could help to better understand the role of those muscles and allow clinicians to treat motor dysfunctions more...

    Authors: Néstor J. Jarque-Bou, Margarita Vergara, Joaquín L. Sancho-Bru, Alba Roda-Sales and Verónica Gracia-Ibáñez

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:91

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  25. Content type: Research

    Impairment of upper extremity function is a common outcome following stroke, to the detriment of lifestyle and employment opportunities. Yet, access to treatment may be limited due to geographical and transpor...

    Authors: Kristen M Triandafilou, Daria Tsoupikova, Alexander J Barry, Kelly N Thielbar, Nikolay Stoykov and Derek G Kamper

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:88

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  26. Content type: Research

    A large number of robotic or gravity-supporting devices have been developed for rehabilitation of upper extremity post-stroke. Because these devices continuously monitor performance data during training, they ...

    Authors: Nicolas Schweighofer, Chunji Wang, Denis Mottet, Isabelle Laffont, Karima Bakthi, David J. Reinkensmeyer and Olivier Rémy-Néris

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:89

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  27. Content type: Research

    Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) is a disease with neurological and systemic involvement. Clinical assessment tools commonly used for FRDA become less effective in evaluating decay in patients with advanced FRDA, part...

    Authors: Bruno Bonnechère, Bart Jansen, Inès Haack, Lubos Omelina, Véronique Feipel, Serge Van Sint Jan and Massimo Pandolfo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:87

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  28. Content type: Review

    In the last two decades, numerous powered ankle-foot orthoses have been developed. Despite similar designs and control strategies being shared by some of these devices, their performance in terms of achieving ...

    Authors: Marta Moltedo, Tomislav Baček, Tom Verstraten, Carlos Rodriguez-Guerrero, Bram Vanderborght and Dirk Lefeber

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:86

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  29. Content type: Research

    Improving movement control can be an important treatment goal for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Although external feedback is essential when learning new movement skills, many aspects of feedback...

    Authors: Thomas Matheve, Simon Brumagne, Christophe Demoulin and Annick Timmermans

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:85

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  30. Content type: Research

    Spinocerebellar degeneration (SCD) mainly manifests a cerebellar ataxic gait, leading to marked postural sway and the risk of falling down. Gait support using a wearable robot is expected to be an effective so...

    Authors: Atsushi Tsukahara, Kunihiro Yoshida, Akira Matsushima, Kumiko Ajima, Chika Kuroda, Noriaki Mizukami and Minoru Hashimoto

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:84

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  31. Content type: Research

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an effective neuromodulation adjunct to repetitive motor training in promoting motor recovery post-stroke. Finger tracking training is motor training whereby p...

    Authors: Ann Van de Winckel, James R. Carey, Teresa A. Bisson, Elsa C. Hauschildt, Christopher D. Streib and William K. Durfee

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:83

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  32. Content type: Research

    Walking in daily life is complex entailing various prerequisites such as leg strength, trunk stability or cognitive and motor dual task (DT) activities. Conventional physiotherapy can be complemented with robo...

    Authors: Sandra Ricklin, Andreas Meyer-Heim and Hubertus J. A. van Hedel

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:82

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  33. Content type: Research

    Advanced prosthetic knees allow for more dynamic movements and improved quality of life, but payers have recently started questioning their value. To answer this question, the differential clinical outcomes an...

    Authors: Christine Chen, Mark Hanson, Ritika Chaturvedi, Soeren Mattke, Richard Hillestad and Harry H. Liu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15(Suppl 1):62

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  34. Content type: Research

    Growing discontent with the k-level system for functional classification of patients with limb loss and movement of healthcare toward evidence-based practice has resulted in the need for alternative forms of f...

    Authors: Tyler D. Klenow, Larry J. Mengelkoch, Phillip M. Stevens, Chris A. Ràbago, Owen T. Hill, Gail A. Latlief, Rodrigo Ruiz-Gamboa and M. Jason Highsmith

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15(Suppl 1):64

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  35. Content type: Research

    The literature suggests that optimal levels of gait symmetry might exist for lower-limb amputees. Not only these optimal values are unknown, but we also don’t know typical symmetry ratios or which measures of ...

    Authors: Andrea Giovanni Cutti, Gennaro Verni, Gian Luca Migliore, Amedeo Amoresano and Michele Raggi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15(Suppl 1):61

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  36. Content type: Research

    There are few studies of the economic value of orthotic and prosthetic services. A prior cohort study of orthotic and prosthetic Medicare beneficiaries based on Medicare Parts A and B claims from 2007 to 2010 ...

    Authors: Allen Dobson, Kennan Murray, Nikolay Manolov and Joan E. DaVanzo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15(Suppl 1):55

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  37. Content type: Research

    Energy storing and return (ESAR) feet are generally preferred over solid ankle cushioned heel (SACH) feet by people with a lower limb amputation. While ESAR feet have been shown to have only limited effect on ...

    Authors: Han Houdijk, Daphne Wezenberg, Laura Hak and Andrea Giovanni Cutti

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15(Suppl 1):76

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  38. Content type: Research

    It is well-known that the risk of cardiac disease is increased for those with lower-limb amputations, likely as a result of the etiology of the amputation. Using a longitudinal population-based dataset, we exa...

    Authors: Benjamin F. Mundell, Marianne T. Luetmer, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Sue Visscher, Kurtis M. Hoppe and Kenton R. Kaufman

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15(Suppl 1):58

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  39. Content type: Research

    Advances such as targeted muscle reinnervation and pattern recognition control may provide improved control of upper limb myoelectric prostheses, but evaluating user function remains challenging. Virtual envir...

    Authors: Levi Hargrove, Laura Miller, Kristi Turner and Todd Kuiken

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15(Suppl 1):60

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  40. Content type: Research

    Sensory feedback is critical for grasping in able-bodied subjects. Consequently, closing the loop in upper-limb prosthetics by providing artificial sensory feedback to the amputee is expected to improve the pr...

    Authors: Marko Markovic, Meike A. Schweisfurth, Leonard F. Engels, Dario Farina and Strahinja Dosen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:81

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  41. Content type: Research

    Innovative technical approaches to controlling undesired sensory and motor activity, such as hyperalgesia or spasticity, may contribute to rehabilitation techniques for improving neural plasticity in patients ...

    Authors: Yushin Kim, Hang-Jun Cho and Hyung-Soon Park

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:80

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  42. Content type: Research

    Detailed kinematics of motor impairment of the contralesional (“affected”) and ipsilesional (“unaffected”) limbs in children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy are not well understood. We aimed to 1) quantify the...

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

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:77

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  43. Content type: Research

    Robots have been successfully applied in motor training during neurorehabilitation. As music is known to improve motor function and motivation in neurorehabilitation training, we aimed at integrating music cre...

    Authors: Kilian Baur, Florina Speth, Aniket Nagle, Robert Riener and Verena Klamroth-Marganska

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:79

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  44. Content type: Research

    Gait retraining interventions using real-time biofeedback have been proposed to alter the loading across the knee joint in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Despite the demonstrated benefits of these conserva...

    Authors: Angelos Karatsidis, Rosie E. Richards, Jason M. Konrath, Josien C. van den Noort, H. Martin Schepers, Giovanni Bellusci, Jaap Harlaar and Peter H. Veltink

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:78

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  45. Content type: Research

    Many gait impairments are characterized by asymmetry and result in reduced mobility. Exoskeletons could be useful for restoring gait symmetry by assisting only one leg. However, we still have limited understan...

    Authors: Philippe Malcolm, Samuel Galle, Pieter Van den Berghe and Dirk De Clercq

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:74

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  46. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained a major error whereby Figure 1 mistakenly displayed a duplicate of Figure 5.

    Authors: Salil Apte, Michiel Plooij and Heike Vallery

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:73

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    The original article was published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:53

  47. Content type: Research

    Motor deficits are the most common symptoms after stroke. There is some evidence that intensity and amount of exercises influence the degree of improvement of functions within the first 6 months after the injury.

    Authors: Imke Büsching, Aida Sehle, Jana Stürner and Joachim Liepert

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:72

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