Medical robotics

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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IMU-Based Wrist Rotation Control of a Transradial Myoelectric Prosthesis

Author(s): Daniel A. Bennett, Michael Goldfarb
IMU-Based Wrist Rotation Control of a Transradial Myoelectric Prosthesis 780 439 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

  This paper describes a control method intended to facilitate improved control of a myoelectric prosthesis containing a wrist rotator. Rather than exclusively utilize electromyogram (EMG) for the control of…

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