Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
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An Index from Transcranial Doppler Signals for Evaluation of Stroke Rehabilitation Using External Counterpulsation
This study aimed to develop a sensitive index from transcranial Doppler (TCD) signals for quantitatively evaluating the effects of long-term external counterpulsation (ECP) treatment on stroke rehabilitation. We recruited 27 patients with unilateral ischemic stroke and a good acoustic window... Read more
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A Temporal-Spectral-based Squeeze-and-Excitation Feature Fusion Network for Motor Imagery EEG Decoding
Motor imagery (MI) electroencephalography (EEG) decoding plays an important role in brain-computer interface (BCI), which enables motor-disabled patients to communicate with the outside world via external devices. Recent deep learning methods, which fail to fully explore both deep-temporal characterizations in... Read more
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Stability during Stairmill Ascent with Upward and Downward Applied Forces on the Pelvis
This study investigates how external vertical forces on the pelvis change the stability of stairmill climbing and other gait parameters such as kinematics and muscle activity. We use a Tethered Pelvic Assist Device (TPAD) to apply forces on the pelvis... Read more
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Eye Blink Artifact Detection with Novel Optimized Multi-dimensional Electroencephalogram Features
Accurate eye blink artifact detection is essential for electroencephalogram (EEG) analysis and auxiliary analysis of nervous system diseases, especially in the presence of the frontal epileptiform discharges. In this paper, we develop a novel eye blink artifact detection algorithm based... Read more
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Continuous Gait Phase Estimation using LSTM for Robotic Transfemoral Prosthesis Across Walking Speeds
User gait phase estimation plays a key role for the seamless control of the lower-limb robotic assistive devices (e.g., exoskeletons or prostheses) during ambulation. To achieve this, several studies have attempted to estimate the gait phase using a thigh or... Read more
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Neural Dynamics for Facilitating ADHD Diagnosis in Preschoolers: Central and Parietal Delta Synchronization in the Kiddie Continuous Performance Test
The present study aimed to characterize children at risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during preschool age and provide early intervention. The continuous performance test (CPT) and electroencephalography (EEG) can contribute additional valuable information to facilitate diagnosis. This study measured brain... Read more
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Self-feeding kinematics in an ecological setting: typically developing children and children with cerebral palsy
Assessment of self-feeding kinematics is seldom performed in an ecological setting. In preparation for development of an instrumented spoon for measurement of self-feeding in children with cerebral palsy (CP), the current work aimed to evaluate upper extremity kinematics of self-feeding... Read more
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Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles based Nanofibrous Membrane in Comparison with Thin-Film Enzymatic Glucose Sensor
This work presents, silicon carbide nanoparticles (SiCNPs) embedded in a conductive polymer (CP) to be electrospun to fabricate a nanofibrous membrane and a thin-film. Electrochemical enzymatic glucose sensing mechanism of an electrospun nanofibrous membrane (ENFM) of SiCNPs in a CP... Read more
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3D-Printed Ophthalmic Retrobulbar Anesthesia Simulator: Mimicking Anatomical Structures and Providing Tactile Sensations
Objective: A simulator for retrobulbar anesthesia administration mimicking the orbital anatomy and providing tactile sensation is proposed. Methods: The production process involves 3D modeling of anatomical structures on the basis of computerized tomography (CT) images, printing the models using a... Read more
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Creation of an Automated Fluorescence Guided Tumor Ablation System
Objective: Create a device that improves the identification and extent of resection at the interface between healthy and tumor tissue; ultimately, using this device would improve surgical outcomes for patients and increase survival. Methods: We have created a contactless tumor... Read more