Biomechanics

Systematic Variation of Prosthetic Foot Spring Affects Center-of-Mass Mechanics and Metabolic Cost During Walking

Author(s): Karl E. Zelik, Steven H. Collins, Peter G. Adamczyk, Ava D. Segal, Glenn K. Klute, David C. Morgenroth, Michael E. Hahn, Michael S. Orendurff, Joseph M. Czerniecki, Arthur D. Kuo
Systematic Variation of Prosthetic Foot Spring Affects Center-of-Mass Mechanics and Metabolic Cost During Walking 1264 855 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Lower-limb amputees expend more energy to walk than non-amputees and have an elevated risk of secondary disabilities. Insufficient push-off by the prosthetic foot may be a contributing factor. We aimed…

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Experimental results using force-feedback cueing in robot-assisted stroke therapy

Author(s): Michelle J. Johnson, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos, C.G. Burgar
Experimental results using force-feedback cueing in robot-assisted stroke therapy 512 245 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

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…

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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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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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A Mechatronic System for Studying Energy Optimization During Walking

Author(s): Surabhi N. Simha, Jeremy D. Wong, Jessica C. Selinger, J. Maxwell Donelan
A Mechatronic System for Studying Energy Optimization During Walking 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

    A general principle of human movement is that our nervous system is able to learn optimal coordination strategies. However, how our nervous system performs this optimization is not well…

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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

Author(s): Taian Vieira, Giacinto Luigi Cerone, Laura Gastaldi, Stefano Pastorelli, Liliam F. Oliveira, Marco Gazzoni, Alberto Botter
Design and Test of a Biomechanical Model for the Estimation of Knee Joint Angle During Indoor Rowing: Implications for FES-Rowing Protocols in Paraplegia 367 440 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

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,…

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Biomechanical and Physiological Evaluation of Multi-Joint Assistance With Soft Exosuits

Biomechanical and Physiological Evaluation of Multi-Joint Assistance With Soft Exosuits

Author(s): Ye Ding, Ignacio Galiana, Alan T. Asbeck, Stefano Marco Maria De Rossi, Jaehyun Bae, Thiago Ribeiro Teles Santos, Vanessa Lara de Araújo, Sangjun Lee, Kenneth G. Holt, Conor Walsh
Biomechanical and Physiological Evaluation of Multi-Joint Assistance With Soft Exosuits 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

To understand the effects of soft exosuits on human loaded walking, we developed a reconfigurable multi-joint actuation platform that can provide synchronized forces to the ankle and hip joints. Two…

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Running With a Powered Knee and Ankle Prosthesis

Author(s): Brian E. Lawson, Michael Goldfarb, Amanda H. Schultz
Running With a Powered Knee and Ankle Prosthesis 556 235 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Abstract This paper presents a running control architecture for a powered knee and ankle prosthesis that enables a transfemoral amputee to run with a biomechanically appropriate running gait and to intentionally transition between…

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