TNSRE serves the community of biomedical engineers and clinical researchers who work at the intersection of neuroscience and physical medicine. We publish novel approaches and technologies for better understanding neural systems, human movement, and the relationships between them, with a focus on assistive devices that improve life for patients, for practicing clinicians, and for everyday use.
Zachary F. Lerner
Z.F. Lerner, PhD is with the Mechanical Engineering Department, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 USA, and also with the Department of Orthopedics, The University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesAn untethered ankle exoskeleton improves walking economy in a pilot study of individuals with cerebral palsy
Zachary F. Lerner, Gian Maria Gasparri, Michael O. Bair, Jenny L. Lawson, Jason Luque, Taryn A. Harvey, Andrea T. Lerner
The high energy cost of walking in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) contributes significantly to reduced mobility and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to develop and clinically evaluate an untethered ankle exoskeleton with the ability to... Read more
Posted on 16 OCT 2018
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesProportional Joint-Moment Control for Instantaneously Adaptive Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance
Lower-limb exoskeletons used to improve free-living mobility for individuals with neuromuscular impairment must be controlled to prescribe assistance that adapts to the diverse locomotor conditions encountered during daily life, including walking at different speeds and across varied terrain. The goal... Read more
Posted on 24 APR 2019
OJEMB, ArticlesWearable adaptive resistance training improves ankle strength, walking efficiency and mobility in cerebral palsy: a pilot clinical trial
Goal: To determine the efficacy of wearable adaptive resistance training for rapidly improving walking ability in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: Six children with spastic CP (five males, one female; mean age 14y 11mo; three hemiplegic, three diplegic; Gross... Read more
Posted on 2 NOV 2020
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesFeasibility of Augmenting Ankle Exoskeleton Walking Performance With Step Length Biofeedback in Individuals With Cerebral Palsy
Most people with cerebral palsy (CP) suffer from impaired walking ability and pathological gait patterns. Seeking to improve the effectiveness of gait training in this patient population, this study developed and assessed the feasibility of a real-time biofeedback mechanism to... Read more
Posted on 26 MAR 2021