Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

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Quantification of Motor Function Post-stroke using Novel Combination of Wearable Inertial and Mechanomyographic Sensors
Subjective clinical rating scales represent the gold-standard diagnosis of motor function following stroke, however in practice they suffer from well-recognized limitations including assessor variance, low inter-rater reliability and low resolution. Automated systems have been proposed for empirical quantification but have... Read more
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Different biomechanical variables explain within-subjects versus between-subjects variance in step length asymmetry post-stroke
Step length asymmetry (SLA) is common in most stroke survivors. Several studies have shown that factors such as paretic propulsion can explain between-subjects differences in SLA. However, whether the factors that account for between-subjects variance in SLA are consistent with... Read more
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Determining factors that influence adoption of new post-stroke sensorimotor rehabilitation devices in the USA
Rehabilitation device efficacy alone does not lead to clinical practice adoption. Previous literature identifies drivers for device adoption by therapists but does not identify the best settings to introduce devices, the roles of different stakeholders including rehabilitation directors, or specific... Read more
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Decoding Finger Tapping with the Affected Hand in Chronic Stroke Patients During Motor Imagery and Execution
In stroke rehabilitation, motor imagery based on a brain–computer interface is an extremely useful method to control an external device and utilize neurofeedback. Many studies have reported on the classification performance of motor imagery to decode individual fingers in stroke... Read more
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Alterations in Muscle Networks in the Upper Extremity of Chronic Stroke Survivors
Muscle networks describe the functional connectivity between muscles quantified through the decomposition of intermuscular coherence (IMC) to identify shared frequencies at which certain muscles are co-modulated by common neural input. Efforts have been devoted to characterizing muscle networks in healthy... Read more
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Mechanically assisted neurorehabilitation: a novel six-bar linkage mechanism for gait rehabilitation
Repeated and intensive gait training can improve muscle strength and movement coordination of patients with neurological or orthopedic impairments. However, conventional physical therapy by a physiotherapist is laborious and expensive. Therefore, this therapy is not accessible for the majority of... 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
Quantifying Pathological Synergies in the Upper Extremity of Stroke Subjects With the Use of Inertial Measurement Units: A pilot Study
Abstract Background: Stroke is one of the main causes of disability in the world, causing loss of motor function on mainly one side of the body. A proper assessment of motor function is required to help to direct and evaluate... Read more
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Test-Retest Reliability of Kinematic Assessments for Upper Limb Robotic Rehabilitation
Robot-measured kinematic variables are increasingly used in neurorehabilitation to characterize motor recovery following stroke. However, few studies have evaluated the reliability of these kinematic variables. This study aimed at evaluating the test-retest reliability of typically-used robot-measured kinematic variables in healthy subjects (HS) and patients with stroke (SP)... Read more