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Robot-Based Assessment of HIV-Related Motor and Cognitive Impairment for Neurorehabilitation

Author(s): Kevin D. Bui, Carol A. Wamsley, Frances S. Shofer, Dennis L. Kolson, Michelle J. Johnson
Robot-Based Assessment of HIV-Related Motor and Cognitive Impairment for Neurorehabilitation 448 227 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

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…

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Feasibility of Augmenting Ankle Exoskeleton Walking Performance With Step Length Biofeedback in Individuals With Cerebral Palsy

Author(s): Ying Fang, Zachary F. Lerner
Feasibility of Augmenting Ankle Exoskeleton Walking Performance With Step Length Biofeedback in Individuals With Cerebral Palsy 150 150 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Most people with cerebral palsy (CP) suffer from impaired walking ability and pathological gait patterns. Seeking to improve the effectiveness of gait training in this patient population, this study developed…

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VME-DWT: An Efficient Algorithm for Detection and Elimination of Eye Blink From Short Segments of Single EEG Channel

Author(s): Mohammad Shahbakhti, Matin Beiramvand, Mojtaba Nazari, Anna Broniec-Wójcik, Piotr Augustyniak, Ana Santos Rodrigues, Michal Wierzchon, Vaidotas Marozas
VME-DWT: An Efficient Algorithm for Detection and Elimination of Eye Blink From Short Segments of Single EEG Channel 150 150 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Objective: Recent advances in development of low-cost single-channel electroencephalography (EEG) headbands have opened new possibilities for applications in health monitoring and brain-computer interface (BCI) systems. These recorded EEG signals, however,…

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Deep Learning for Accelerometric Data Assessment and Ataxic Gait Monitoring

Author(s): Aleš Procházka, Ondřej Dostál, Pavel Cejnar, Hagar Ibrahim Mohamed, Zbyšek Pavelek, Martin Vališ, Oldřich Vyšata
Deep Learning for Accelerometric Data Assessment and Ataxic Gait Monitoring 526 336 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Ataxic gait monitoring and assessment of neurological disorders belong to important multidisciplinary areas that are supported by digital signal processing methods and machine learning tools. This paper presents the possibility…

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Vibration Stimulation as a Non-Invasive Approach to Monitor the Severity of Meniscus Tears

Author(s): Mohsen Safaei, Nicholas B. Bolus, Daniel C. Whittingslow, Hyeon Ki Jeong, Alper Erturk, Omer T. Inan
Vibration Stimulation as a Non-Invasive Approach to Monitor the Severity of Meniscus Tears 983 231 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are one of the most prevalent medical conditions across age groups. Due to a high load-bearing function, the knee is particularly susceptible to injuries such as…

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Symbitron Exoskeleton: Design, Control, and Evaluation of a Modular Exoskeleton for Incomplete and Complete Spinal Cord Injured Individuals

Author(s): C. Meijneke, G. van Oort, V. Sluiter, E. van Asseldonk, N. L. Tagliamonte, F. Tamburella, I. Pisotta, M. Masciullo, M. Arquilla, M. Molinari, A.R. Wu, F. Dzeladini, A. J. Ijspeert, H. Van Der Kooij
Symbitron Exoskeleton: Design, Control, and Evaluation of a Modular Exoskeleton for Incomplete and Complete Spinal Cord Injured Individuals 901 625 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

In this paper, we present the design, control, and preliminary evaluation of the Symbitron exoskeleton, a lower limb modular exoskeleton developed for people with a spinal cord injury. The mechanical…

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Performance Improvement of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy-based Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Transcranial Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation with the Same Device

Author(s): Jinuk Kwon, Chang-Hwan Im
Performance Improvement of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy-based Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Transcranial Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation with the Same Device 548 128 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)
Transcranial near-infrared photobiomodulation (tNIR-PBM) can modulate physiological characteristics of the human brain, such as the cerebral blood flow and oxidative metabolism. Here, we investigated whether the performance of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-based brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) can be improved by tNIR-PBM applied to the prefrontal cortex with the same NIRS device. read more

Non-invasive Ring Electrode with a Wireless Electrical Recording and Stimulating System for Monitoring Preterm Labor

Author(s): Yi Jae Lee, Changhyuk Lee, Eun Jin Wang, Dmytro Kotov, Hee Youn Kim, Jeong Ho Hwang, Ki Hoon Ahn, Soo Hyun Lee
Non-invasive Ring Electrode with a Wireless Electrical Recording and Stimulating System for Monitoring Preterm Labor 546 713 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)
Preterm labor and birth are the primary causes of neonatal morbidities and mortalities. The early detection and treatment of preterm uterine muscular contraction are crucial for the management of preterm labor. In this work, a ring electrode with a wireless electrical recording and stimulating (RE-WERS) system was designed, fabricated, and investigated for the noninvasive monitoring of uterine contraction/relaxation as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool for preterm labor. read more

Improved High-density Myoelectric Pattern Recognition Control Against Electrode Shift Using Data Augmentation and Dilated Convolutional Neural NetworkT

Author(s): Le Wu, Xu Zhang, Kun Wang, Xiang Chen, Xun Chen
Improved High-density Myoelectric Pattern Recognition Control Against Electrode Shift Using Data Augmentation and Dilated Convolutional Neural NetworkT 553 217 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)
The objective of this work is to develop a robust method for myoelectric control towards alleviating the in-terference of electrode shift. Methods: In the proposed method, a preprocessing approach was first performed to convert high-den-sity surface electromyogram (HD-sEMG) signals into a series of images, and the electrode shift appeared as pixel shift in these im-ages. read more

Task-space Synergies for Reaching using Upper-limb Prostheses

Author(s): Ricardo Garcia-Rosas, Denny Oetomo, Chris Manzie, Ying Tan, Peter Choong
Task-space Synergies for Reaching using Upper-limb Prostheses 672 207 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)
Synergistic prostheses enable the coordinated movement of the human-prosthetic arm, as required by activities of daily living. This is achieved by coupling the motion of the prosthesis to the human command, such as the residual limb movement in motion-based interfaces. read more

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