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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Promoting Functional and Independent Sitting in Children with Cerebral Palsy Using the Robotic Trunk Support Trainer

Author(s): Victor Santamaria, Moiz Khan, Tatiana Luna, Jiyeon Kang, Joseph Dutkowsky, Andrew Gordon, Sunil Agrawal
Promoting Functional and Independent Sitting in Children with Cerebral Palsy Using the Robotic Trunk Support Trainer 515 334 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)
Seated postural abilities are critical to functional independence and participation in children with cerebral palsy, Gross Motor Functional Classification System (GMFCS) levels III-IV. In this proof-of-concept study, we investigated the feasibility of a motor learning–based seated postural training with a robotic Trunk-Support-Trainer (TruST) in a longitudinal single-subject-design (13y, GMFCS IV), and its potential effectiveness in a group of 3 children (6-14y, GMFCS III-IV). read more

Variable Cadence Walking and Ground Adaptive Standing With a Powered Ankle Prosthesis

Author(s): Amanda H. Schultz, Brian E. Lawson, Michael Goldfarb
Variable Cadence Walking and Ground Adaptive Standing With a Powered Ankle Prosthesis 780 310 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

This paper describes a control approach that provides walking and standing functionality for a powered ankle prosthesis, and demonstrates the efficacy of the approach in experiments with a unilateral transtibial…

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