IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine

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LoCoMo-Net: A Low-Complex Deep Learning Framework for sEMG Based Hand Movement Recognition for Prosthetic Control
Background: The enhancement in the performance of the myoelectric pattern recognition techniques based on deep learning algorithm possess computationally expensive and exhibit extensive memory behavior. Therefore, in this paper we report a deep learning framework named ‘Low-Complex Movement recognition-Net’ (LoCoMo-Net)... Read more
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Bilevel Optimization for Cost Function Determination in Dynamic Simulation of Human Gait
      Predictive simulation based on dynamic optimization using musculoskeletal models is a powerful approach for studying human gait. Predictive musculoskeletal simulation may be used for a variety of applications from designing assistive devices to testing theories of motor control. However, the... Read more
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Synergy-Based FES for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation of Upper-Limb Motor Functions
        Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is capable of activating muscles that are under-recruited in neurological diseases, such as stroke. Therefore, FES provides a promising technology for assisting upper-limb motor functions in rehabilitation following stroke. However, the full benefits of FES may... Read more
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Voluntary Control of Residual Antagonistic Muscles in Transtibial Amputees: Feedforward Ballistic Contractions and Implications for Direct Neural Control of Powered Lower Limb Prostheses
  Discrete, rapid (i.e., ballistic like) muscle activation patterns have been observed in ankle muscles (i.e., plantar flexors and dorsiflexors) of able-bodied individuals during voluntary posture control. This observation motivated us to investigate whether transtibial amputees are capable of generating such... Read more
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EMG Pattern Recognition Control of the DEKA Arm: Impact on User Ratings of Satisfaction and Usability
     Abstract The DEKA Arm has multiple degrees of freedom which historically have been operated primarily by inertial measurement units (IMUs). However, the IMUs are not appropriate for all potential users; new control methods are needed. The purposes of this study were:... Read more
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Unimanual vs Bimanual Motor Imagery Classifiers for Assistive and Rehabilitative Brain Computer Interfaces
   Bimanual movements are an integral part of everyday activities and are often included in rehabilitation therapies. Yet electroencephalography (EEG) based assistive and rehabilitative brain computer interface (BCI) systems typically rely on motor imagination (MI) of one limb at the time.... Read more
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Functional selectivity of lumbosacral stimulation: Methodological approach and pilot study to assess visceral function in pigs
Nearly all spinal cord injured (SCI) individuals lose bladder control and are prone to kidney complications if intermittent catheterization is not applied. Electrical stimulation (ES) of the sacral anterior roots with an implantable neuroprosthesis is one means to restore continence... Read more
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Design and Test of a Biomechanical Model for the Estimation of Knee Joint Angle During Indoor Rowing: Implications for FES-Rowing Protocols in Paraplegia
Functional electrical stimulation of lower limb muscles during rowing provides a means for the cardiovascular conditioning in paraplegia. The possibility of shaping stimulation profiles according to changes in knee angle, so far conceived as changes in seat position, may help... Read more
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Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton
     In this paper, we present a new perspective to design an unpowered exoskeleton for metabolic rate reduction in running. According to our studies on human biomechanics, it was observed that having a torsional spring which applies torque as a linear... Read more
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Shear Waves Reveal Viscoelastic Changes in Skeletal Muscles after Hemispheric Stroke
    We investigated alterations in material properties such as elasticity and viscoelasticity of stroke-affected muscles using ultrasound induced shear waves and mechanical models. We used acoustic radiation force to generate shear waves along fascicles of biceps muscles and measured their propagation... Read more