IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine

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Design of a Device for Lower Limb Prophylaxis and Exercise
The problem of immobility of legs leading to a potentially life threatening condition including deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is well known. The reduced mobility of leg affects a large number of patients in a wide range of clinical scenarios spanning... Read more
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A Hybrid Robotic System for Arm Training of Stroke Survivors: Concept and First Evaluation
                      This work describes a hybrid robotic system for arm recovery after stroke, combining EMG-triggered Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) with a passive exoskeleton for upper limb suspension. The system was developed within the European project RETRAINER and was used in a... Read more
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Stroke Patients’ Acceptance of a Smart Garment for Supporting Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
        The objective is to evaluate to which extent that Zishi a garment equipped with sensors that can support posture monitoring can be used in upper extremity rehabilitation training of stroke patients. Seventeen stroke survivors (mean age: 55 years old, SD... Read more
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StableEyes—A Portable Vestibular Rehabilitation Device
     The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is the primary mechanism for stabilizing vision during rapid head movements. We have developed a training technique that typically increases the VOR response a minimum of 15% after 15 mins of training. This technique relies on... Read more
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Enabling Stroke Rehabilitation in Home and Community Settings: A Wearable Sensor-Based Approach for Upper-Limb Motor Training
        Abstract High-dosage motor practice can significantly contribute to achieving functional recovery after a stroke. Performing rehabilitation exercises at home and using, or attempting to use, the stroke-affected upper limb during Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are effective ways to achieve high-dosage... 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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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
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Assessment of Foot Trajectory for Human Gait Phase Detection Using Wireless Ultrasonic Sensor Network
This paper presents a new highly accurate gait phase detection system using wearable wireless ultrasonic sensors, which can be used in gait analysis or rehabilitation applications. The gait phase detection system uses the foot displacement information during walking to extract... Read more
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A Device for Local or Remote Monitoring of Hand Rehabilitation Sessions for Rheumatic Patients
Current clinical practice suggests that recovering the hand functionality lost or reduced by injuries, interventions and chronic diseases requires, beyond pharmacological treatments, a kinesiotherapic intervention. This form of rehabilitation consists of physical exercises adapted to the specific pathology. Its effectiveness... Read more
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A System for Delivering Mechanical Stimulation and Robot-Assisted Therapy to the Rat Whisker Pad During Facial Nerve Regeneration
J. T. Heaton, C. J. Knox, J. S. Malo, J. B. Kobler, and T. A. Hadlock ACCESS PAPER DATA READ FULL ARTICLE ON IEEE XPLORE Abstract Functional recovery is typically poor after facial nerve transection and surgical repair. In rats, whisking amplitude remains greatly diminished after... Read more