IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

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A Robotically Steerable Guidewire with Forward-Viewing Ultrasound: Development of Technology for Minimally-Invasive Imaging
Inability to visualize or cross chronic total occlusions leads to high failure rates (25%) during endovascular treatment of peripheral artery disease. To address this problem, a robotically-steerable guidewire system (0.035’’-diameter) was developed with integrated forward-viewing ultrasound guidance. A custom, sub-millimeter ultrasound transducer and a synthetic aperture image formation approach were developed, allowing imaging with high resolution (0.25 mm) and sensitivity (SNR = 31 dB). Imaging performance was demonstrated in phantoms and an ex vivo artery. This robotically-steered guidewire with forward-viewing guidance can increase procedural success by navigating across chronic total occlusions that cannot currently be crossed in endovascular procedures... Read more
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Experimental results using force-feedback cueing in robot-assisted stroke therapy
Abstract:Stroke is the leading cause of disability among adults in the United States. Behaviors such as learned nonuse hinder hemiplegic stroke survivors from the full use of both arms in activities of daily living. Active force-feedback cues, designed to restrain... Read more
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Robot-Based Assessment of HIV-Related Motor and Cognitive Impairment for Neurorehabilitation
There is a pressing need for strategies to slow or treat the progression of functional decline in people living with HIV. This paper explores a novel rehabilitation robotics approach to measuring cognitive and motor impairment in adults living with HIV,... Read more
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Semi-automated control system for reaching movements in EMG shoulder disarticulation prosthesis based on mixed reality device
Goal: The development of a control system for an electromyographic shoulder disarticulation (EMG-SD) prosthesis to rapidly achieve a task with a reduction in the operational failure of the user. Methods: The motion planning of an EMG-SD prosthesis was automated using... Read more
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Autonomous Robot for Removing Superficial Traumatic Blood
Objective: To remove blood from an incision and find the incision spot is a key task during surgery, or else over discharge of blood will endanger a patient’s life. However, the repetitive manual blood removal involves plenty of workload contributing... Read more
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A Robotic System for Adaptive Training and Function Assessment of Forelimb Retraction in Mice
        Rodent models are decisive for translational research in healthy and pathological conditions of motor function thanks to specific similarities with humans. Here, we present an upgraded version of the M-Platform, a robotic device previously designed to train mice during forelimb... Read more
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An IoT-Enabled Stroke Rehabilitation System Based On Smart Wearable Armband And Machine Learning
            Part of the Special Issue on Advanced Internet of Things in Personalized Healthcare Systems: Validation, Analysis and Utilization Abstract Surface electromyography signal plays an important role in hand function recovery training. In this paper, an IoT-enabled stroke rehabilitation system was introduced which... Read more
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Design of Multiple Axis Robotic Platform for Postural Stability Analysis
Abstract This paper presents the design and implementation of IsiMove, a new dynamic posturography platform. It allows the evaluation of the static and dynamic balance of a human placed on a force plate. IsiMove is a robotic platform open kinematic with... Read more