Muscles

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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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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Bilevel Optimization for Cost Function Determination in Dynamic Simulation of Human Gait

Bilevel Optimization for Cost Function Determination in Dynamic Simulation of Human Gait

Author(s): Vinh Q. Nguyen, Russell T. Johnson, Frank C. Sup, Brian R. Umberger
Bilevel Optimization for Cost Function Determination in Dynamic Simulation of Human Gait 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

      Predictive simulation based on dynamic optimization using musculoskeletal models is a powerful approach for studying human gait. Predictive musculoskeletal simulation may be used for a variety of applications…

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Synergy-Based FES for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation of Upper-Limb Motor Functions

Synergy-Based FES for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation of Upper-Limb Motor Functions

Author(s): Chuanxin M. Niu, Yong Bao, Cheng Zhuang, Si Li, Tong Wang, Lijun Cui, Qing Xie, Ning Lan
Synergy-Based FES for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation of Upper-Limb Motor Functions 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

        Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is capable of activating muscles that are under-recruited in neurological diseases, such as stroke. Therefore, FES provides a promising technology for assisting upper-limb motor functions…

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Voluntary Control of Residual Antagonistic Muscles in Transtibial Amputees: Feedforward Ballistic Contractions and Implications for Direct Neural Control of Powered Lower Limb Prostheses

Voluntary Control of Residual Antagonistic Muscles in Transtibial Amputees: Feedforward Ballistic Contractions and Implications for Direct Neural Control of Powered Lower Limb Prostheses

Author(s): Stephanie Huang, He Huang
Voluntary Control of Residual Antagonistic Muscles in Transtibial Amputees: Feedforward Ballistic Contractions and Implications for Direct Neural Control of Powered Lower Limb Prostheses 780 680 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

  Discrete, rapid (i.e., ballistic like) muscle activation patterns have been observed in ankle muscles (i.e., plantar flexors and dorsiflexors) of able-bodied individuals during voluntary posture control. This observation motivated…

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Unimanual Versus Bimanual Motor Imagery

Unimanual vs Bimanual Motor Imagery Classifiers for Assistive and Rehabilitative Brain Computer Interfaces

Author(s): Vuckovic Aleksandra, Pangaro Sara, Putri Finda
Unimanual vs Bimanual Motor Imagery Classifiers for Assistive and Rehabilitative Brain Computer Interfaces 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

   Bimanual movements are an integral part of everyday activities and are often included in rehabilitation therapies. Yet electroencephalography (EEG) based assistive and rehabilitative brain computer interface (BCI) systems typically…

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Functional selectivity of lumbosacral stimulation: Methodological approach and pilot study to assess visceral function in pigs

Author(s): Thomas Guiho, Christine Azevedo-Coste, David Andreu, Claire Delleci, Luc Bauchet, Jean-Rodolphe Vignes, David Guiraud
Functional selectivity of lumbosacral stimulation: Methodological approach and pilot study to assess visceral function in pigs 378 250 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Nearly all spinal cord injured (SCI) individuals lose bladder control and are prone to kidney complications if intermittent catheterization is not applied. Electrical stimulation (ES) of the sacral anterior roots…

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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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Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton

Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton

Author(s): Rezvan Nasir, Arjang Ahmadi, Majid Nili Ahmadabadi
Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton 270 480 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

     In this paper, we present a new perspective to design an unpowered exoskeleton for metabolic rate reduction in running. According to our studies on human biomechanics, it was…

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The results of significant and correlation analysis in Delta frequency band.

Shear Waves Reveal Viscoelastic Changes in Skeletal Muscles after Hemispheric Stroke

Author(s): Ghulam Rasool, Allison B. Wang, William Z. Rymer, Sabrina S. M. Lee
Shear Waves Reveal Viscoelastic Changes in Skeletal Muscles after Hemispheric Stroke 780 269 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

    We investigated alterations in material properties such as elasticity and viscoelasticity of stroke-affected muscles using ultrasound induced shear waves and mechanical models. We used acoustic radiation force to generate…

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