Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

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A Framework of a Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Model With Implemented Natural Proprioceptive Feedback and Its Progressive Evaluation
Proprioceptive senses play an important role in human body reflex and movement, so far implementing physiological mathematical models of proprioceptors in the musculoskeletal model and investigating their effects have not been sufficiently investigated... Read more
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Inertial Sensor-Based Centripetal Acceleration as a Correlate for Lateral Margin of Stability During Walking and Turning
There is growing interest in using inertial sensors to continuously monitor gait during free-living mobility. Inertial sensors can provide many gait measures, but they struggle to capture the spatial stability of the center-of-mass due to limitations estimating sensor-to-sensor distance. While... Read more
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Proportional 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
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A New Modeling Method to Characterize the Stance Control Function of Prosthetic Knee Joints
Biomechanical models can inform design and optimization of prosthetic devices by connecting empirically-derived biomechanical data to device design parameters. A new method is presented to characterize the function of prosthetic stance control under mobility conditions associated with activities of daily... Read more
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State-of-the-Art and Future Directions for Robotic Lower Limb Exoskeletons
Research on robotic exoskeletons has rapidly expanded over the previous decade. Advances in robotic hardware and energy supplies have enabled viable prototypes for human testing. This review paper describes current lower limb robotic exoskeletons, with specific regard to common trends... Read more
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MIT-Skywalker: A Novel Gait Neurorehabilitation Robot for Stroke and Cerebral Palsy
The MIT-Skywalker is a novel robotic device developed for the rehabilitation or habilitation of gait and balance after a neurological injury. It represents an embodiment of the concept exhibited by passive walkers for rehabilitation training. Its novelty extends beyond the... Read more
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Full Body Musculoskeletal Model for Muscle-Driven Simulation of Human Gait
Rajagopal, Christopher L. Dembia, Matthew S. DeMers, Denny D. Delp, Jennifer L. Hicks, and Scott L. Delp, Stanford University Human movement involves complex interactions between the neuromuscular and skeletal systems, many components of which cannot be easily measured in a laboratory setting.... Read more
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Gait Analysis from a Single Ear-Worn Sensor: Reliability and Clinical Evaluation for Orthopaedic Patients
Objective assessment of detailed gait patterns after orthopaedic surgery is important for post-surgical follow-up and rehabilitation. The purpose of this paper is to assess the use of a single ear-worn sensor for clinical gait analysis. A reliability measure is devised... Read more
Special Issue: BRAIN
Gait Characteristics When Walking on Different Slippery Walkways
Mariah W. Whitmore, Levi J. Hargrove, Eric J. Perreault, Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, USA The ability to change gait patterns in the presence of a slippery surface is essential for minimizing the risk of a slip and fall. For individuals... Read more
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Extraction of Stride Events from Gait Accelerometry During Treadmill Walking
Objective: Evaluating stride events can be valuable for understanding the changes in walking due to aging and neurological diseases. However, creating the time series necessary for this analysis can be cumbersome. In particular, finding heel contact and toe-off events which... Read more