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  1. Research

    Restoration of motor control and proprioceptive and cutaneous sensation in humans with prior upper-limb amputation via multiple Utah Slanted Electrode Arrays (USEAs) implanted in residual peripheral arm nerves

    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...

    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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:121

    Published on: 25 November 2017

  2. Research

    Inactive lifestyles and sedentary behavior in persons with chronic aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: evidence from accelerometer-based activity monitoring

    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) ...

    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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:120

    Published on: 23 November 2017

  3. Research

    Balancing the playing field: collaborative gaming for physical training

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:116

    Published on: 20 November 2017

  4. Research

    Increasing upper limb training intensity in chronic stroke using embodied virtual reality: a pilot study

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:119

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  5. Commentary

    Setting the pace: insights and advancements gained while preparing for an FES bike race

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:118

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  6. Research

    Standing on slopes – how current microprocessor-controlled prosthetic feet support transtibial and transfemoral amputees in an everyday task

    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...

    Michael Ernst, Björn Altenburg, Malte Bellmann and Thomas Schmalz

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:117

    Published on: 16 November 2017

  7. Review

    Proactive Ethical Design for Neuroengineering, Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies: the Cybathlon Lesson

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:115

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  8. Research

    A composite robotic-based measure of upper limb proprioception

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:114

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  9. Research

    Effects of somatosensory electrical stimulation on motor function and cortical oscillations

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:113

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  10. Research

    Muscle force distribution of the lower limbs during walking in diabetic individuals with and without polyneuropathy

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:111

    Published on: 9 November 2017

  11. Review

    How a diverse research ecosystem has generated new rehabilitation technologies: Review of NIDILRR’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers

    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. ...

    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…

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:109

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  12. Short report

    Wireless intraoral tongue control of an assistive robotic arm for individuals with tetraplegia

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:110

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  13. Review

    Skeletal muscle mechanics, energetics and plasticity

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:108

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  14. Research

    Pattern of improvement in upper limb pointing task kinematics after a 3-month training program with robotic assistance in stroke

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:105

    Published on: 13 October 2017

  15. Research

    Paretic versus non-paretic stepping responses following pelvis perturbations in walking chronic-stage stroke survivors

    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...

    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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:106

    Published on: 13 October 2017

  16. Research

    Adaptive hybrid robotic system for rehabilitation of reaching movement after a brain injury: a usability study

    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...

    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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:104

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  17. Review

    Robot-assisted assessment of muscle strength

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:103

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  18. Research

    Configurable, wearable sensing and vibrotactile feedback system for real-time postural balance and gait training: proof-of-concept

    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.

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:102

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  19. Review

    Skeletal muscle mechanics: questions, problems and possible solutions

    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...

    Walter Herzog

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:98

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  20. Research

    Assessment of the underlying systems involved in standing balance: the additional value of electromyography in system identification and parameter estimation

    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...

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

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2017 14:97

    Published on: 15 September 2017

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