rehabilitation robotics

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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Pneumatic AFO Powered by a Miniature Custom Compressor for Drop Foot Correction

Author(s): Sangjoon Jonathan Kim, Youngjin Na, Dong Yeon Lee, Handdeut Chang, Jung Kim
Pneumatic AFO Powered by a Miniature Custom Compressor for Drop Foot Correction 836 671 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)
For active AFO applications, pneumatic remote transmission has advantages in minimizing the mass and complexity of the system due to the flexibility in placing pneumatic components and providing high back-drivability via simple valve control. read more

A Heuristic Approach to Overcome Architectural Barriers Using a Robotic Wheelchair

Author(s): Jorge L Candiotti, Brandon J. Daveler, Deepan C. Kamaraj, Cheng S. Chung, Rosemarie Cooper, Garrett G. Grindle, Rory A. Cooper
A Heuristic Approach to Overcome Architectural Barriers Using a Robotic Wheelchair 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

<em       The Mobility Enhancement roBotic (MEBot) wheelchair was developed to improve the safety and accessibility of wheelchair users when facing architectural barriers. MEBot uses pneumatic actuators attached to its frame…

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Robot-Assisted Reaching Performance of Chronic Stroke and Healthy Individuals in a Virtual Versus a Physical Environment: A Pilot Study

Robot-Assisted Reaching Performance of Chronic Stroke and Healthy Individuals in a Virtual Versus a Physical Environment: A Pilot Study

Author(s): Nahid Norouzi-Gheidari, Philippe S. Archambault, Joyce Fung
Robot-Assisted Reaching Performance of Chronic Stroke and Healthy Individuals in a Virtual Versus a Physical Environment: A Pilot Study 780 285 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

   The aim of the current study was to examine the role of environment, whether virtual or physical, on robot-assisted reaching movements in chronic stroke and healthy individuals, within a…

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Proportional Joint-Moment Control for Instantaneously Adaptive Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance

Proportional Joint-Moment Control for Instantaneously Adaptive Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance

Author(s): Gian Maria Gasparri, Jason Luque, Zachary F. Lerner
Proportional Joint-Moment Control for Instantaneously Adaptive Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

   Lower-limb exoskeletons used to improve free-living mobility for individuals with neuromuscular impairment must be controlled to prescribe assistance that adapts to the diverse locomotor conditions encountered during daily life,…

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Overview of a novel untethered ankle exoskeleton designed to improve walking economy in children and adults with CP

An untethered ankle exoskeleton improves walking economy in a pilot study of individuals with cerebral palsy

Author(s): Zachary F. Lerner, Gian Maria Gasparri, Michael O. Bair, Jenny L. Lawson, Jason Luque, Taryn A. Harvey, Andrea T. Lerner
An untethered ankle exoskeleton improves walking economy in a pilot study of individuals with cerebral palsy 780 317 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

       The high energy cost of walking in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) contributes significantly to reduced mobility and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to develop…

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Rehabilitative Soft Exoskeleton for Rodents

Rehabilitative Soft Exoskeleton for Rodents

Author(s): Juan Manuel Florez, Manan Shah, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Sophie Wurth, Laetitia Baud, Joachim Von Zitzewitz, Rubia van den Brand, Silvestro Micera, Grégoire Courtine, Jamie Paik
Rehabilitative Soft Exoskeleton for Rodents 780 333 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Robotic exoskeletons provide programmable, consistent and controllable active therapeutic assistance to patients with neurological disorders. Here we introduce a prototype and preliminary experimental evaluation of a rehabilitative gait exoskeleton that…

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MIT-Skywalker: A Novel Gait Neurorehabilitation Robot for Stroke and Cerebral Palsy

MIT-Skywalker: A Novel Gait Neurorehabilitation Robot for Stroke and Cerebral Palsy

Author(s): Tyler Susko, Krithika Swaminathan, Hermano Igo Krebs
MIT-Skywalker: A Novel Gait Neurorehabilitation Robot for Stroke and Cerebral Palsy 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

The MIT-Skywalker is a novel robotic device developed for the rehabilitation or habilitation of gait and balance after a neurological injury. It represents an embodiment of the concept exhibited by…

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Movement Anticipation and EEG: Implications for BCI-Contingent Robot Therapy

Movement Anticipation and EEG: Implications for BCI-Contingent Robot Therapy

Author(s): Sumner L. Norman, Mark Dennison, Eric Wolbrecht, Steven C. Cramer, Ramesh Srinivasan, David J. Reinkensmeyer
Movement Anticipation and EEG: Implications for BCI-Contingent Robot Therapy 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Brain-computer interfacing is a technology that has the potential to improve patient engagement in robot-assisted rehabilitation therapy. For example, movement intention reduces mu (8-13 Hz) oscillation amplitude over the sensorimotor…

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Design of Multiple Axis Robotic Platform for Postural Stability Analysis

Author(s): Haissam Kharboutly, Jianting Ma, Abderraouf Benali, Philippe Thoumie, Viviane Pasqui, Mourad Bouzit
Design of Multiple Axis Robotic Platform for Postural Stability Analysis 556 235 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Abstract This paper presents the design and implementation of IsiMove, a new dynamic posturography platform. It allows the evaluation of the static and dynamic balance of a human placed on…

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