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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227301/an-adapted-double-threshold-protocol-for-spastic-muscles
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Pedro M Vieira, Joao F Ferreira, Pedro R Gomes, Carlos S Lima, Pedro M Vieira, Joao F Ferreira, Pedro R Gomes, Carlos S Lima, Pedro M Vieira, Joao F Ferreira, Pedro R Gomes, Carlos S Lima
The onset of muscle contraction has been an important element in the understanding of human motor control system as well as in the development of medical devices. This task is problematic in the study of spasticity using surface Electromyography (sEMG). In fact, spasticity is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that can be seen as both, a non-stationary background if they are weak or a severe non-stationary EMG signal if they are strong. In other hand, these sEMG signals present a very low signal to noise ratio, beyond the added noise that contaminates this signal...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227235/split-belt-controllable-treadmill-with-differential-velocity-based-fall-stimulation-and-motion-analysis
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Yasutaka Nakashima, Hiroki Noutsuka, Takanori Fukui, Motoji Yamamoto, Yasutaka Nakashima, Hiroki Noutsuka, Takanori Fukui, Motoji Yamamoto, Takanori Fukui, Hiroki Noutsuka, Yasutaka Nakashima, Motoji Yamamoto
Amid trends toward aging populations in developed nations, the number of people requiring nursing care has increased markedly. Slips and falls during ordinary daily activities are a common cause of fractured bones and muscle injury. Several studies have analyzed the movements produced by artificially generated slip and fall stimuli, but few have investigated these stimuli. We analyzed lower-limb motion following a slip and fall stimulus produced using a pulled free-walking system consisting of a controllable split-belt treadmill, where a speed difference between the belts could be applied to produce a slipping motion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226937/design-of-a-bio-inspired-pneumatic-artificial-muscle-with-self-contained-sensing
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Onder Erin, Nishant Pol, Luis Valle, Yong-Lae Park, Onder Erin, Nishant Pol, Luis Valle, Yong-Lae Park, Nishant Pol, Luis Valle, Onder Erin, Yong-Lae Park
Pneumatic artificial muscles (PAMs) are one of the most famous linear actuators in bio-inspired robotics. They can generate relatively high linear force considering their form factors and weights. Furthermore, PAMs are inexpensive compared with traditional electromagnetic actuators (e.g. DC motors) and also inherently light and compliant. In robotics applications, however, they typically require external sensing mechanisms due to their nonlinear behaviors, which may make the entire mechanical system bulky and complicated, limiting their use in simple systems...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226770/a-multiscale-model-based-analysis-of-the-multi-tissue-interplay-underlying-blood-glucose-regulation-in-type-i-diabetes
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Federico Wadehn, Stephan Schaller, Thomas Eissing, Markus Krauss, Lars Kupfer, Federico Wadehn, Stephan Schaller, Thomas Eissing, Markus Krauss, Lars Kupfer, Federico Wadehn, Markus Krauss, Lars Kupfer, Stephan Schaller, Thomas Eissing
A multiscale model for blood glucose regulation in diabetes type I patients is constructed by integrating detailed metabolic network models for fat, liver and muscle cells into a whole body physiologically-based pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (pBPK/PD) model. The blood glucose regulation PBPK/PD model simulates the distribution and metabolization of glucose, insulin and glucagon on an organ and whole body level. The genome-scale metabolic networks in contrast describe intracellular reactions. The developed multiscale model is fitted to insulin, glucagon and glucose measurements of a 48h clinical trial featuring 6 subjects and is subsequently used to simulate (in silico) the influence of geneknockouts and drug-induced enzyme inhibitions on whole body blood glucose levels...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223914/decoding-lower-limb-muscle-activity-and-kinematics-from-cortical-neural-spike-trains-during-monkey-performing-stand-and-squat-movements
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Xuan Ma, Chaolin Ma, Jian Huang, Peng Zhang, Jiang Xu, Jiping He
Extensive literatures have shown approaches for decoding upper limb kinematics or muscle activity using multichannel cortical spike recordings toward brain machine interface (BMI) applications. However, similar topics regarding lower limb remain relatively scarce. We previously reported a system for training monkeys to perform visually guided stand and squat tasks. The current study, as a follow-up extension, investigates whether lower limb kinematics and muscle activity characterized by electromyography (EMG) signals during monkey performing stand/squat movements can be accurately decoded from neural spike trains in primary motor cortex (M1)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211791/motor-control-of-drosophila-feeding-behavior
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Olivia Schwarz, Ali Asgar Bohra, Xinyu Liu, Heinrich Reichert, Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan, Jan Pielage
The precise coordination of body parts is essential for survival and behavior of higher organisms. While progress has been made towards the identification of central mechanisms coordinating limb movement, only limited knowledge exists regarding the generation and execution of sequential motor action patterns at the level of individual motoneurons. Here we use Drosophila proboscis extension as a model system for a reaching-like behavior. We first provide a neuroanatomical description of the motoneurons and muscles contributing to proboscis motion...
February 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166961/optimization-of-post-cervical-artificial-insemination-in-gilts-effect-of-cervical-relaxation-procedures-and-catheter-type
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Iván Hernández-Caravaca, Pedro J Llamas-López, M José Izquierdo-Rico, Cristina Soriano-Úbeda, Carmen Matás, Juan C Gardón, Francisco A García-Vázquez
Post-cervical (pC) artificial insemination (AI) has been successfully developed for application in multiparous sows, although it has proved problematic in gilts. This study analyzes the use of pC-AI in gilts by two experiments. In the first experiment, the efficiency of pC-AI in gilts was evaluated using a multi-ring multiparous catheter (MpC), which led to 23.1% of the gilts being successfully inseminated. In gilts where insemination was not possible using an MpC, two alternatives were applied before a second attempt at insemination: 1) Vetrabutin Chlorhydrate (VC) was intramuscularly injected in order to relax the cervix; or 2) Warm extender (WE) was deposited in the cervix to modify the cervical muscle dynamics...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161521/germ-cell-regeneration-mediated-enhanced-mutagenesis-in-the-ascidian-ciona-intestinalis-reveals-flexible-germ-cell-formation-from-different-somatic-cells
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Keita Yoshida, Akiko Hozumi, Nicholas Treen, Tetsushi Sakuma, Takashi Yamamoto, Maki Shirae-Kurabayashi, Yasunori Sasakura
The ascidian Ciona intestinalis has a high regeneration capacity that enables the regeneration of artificially removed primordial germ cells (PGCs) from somatic cells. We utilized PGC regeneration to establish efficient methods of germ line mutagenesis with transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs). When PGCs were artificially removed from animals in which a TALEN pair was expressed, somatic cells harboring mutations in the target gene were converted into germ cells, this germ cell population exhibited higher mutation rates than animals not subjected to PGC removal...
February 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157716/compact-and-low-cost-humanoid-hand-powered-by-nylon-artificial-muscles
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Lianjun Wu, Monica Jung de Andrade, Lokesh Kumar Saharan, Richard Steven Rome, Ray H Baughman, Yonas Tadesse
This paper focuses on design, fabrication and characterization of a biomimetic, compact, low-cost and lightweight 3D printed humanoid hand (TCP Hand) that is actuated by twisted and coiled polymeric (TCP) artificial muscles. The TCP muscles were recently introduced and provided unprecedented strain, mechanical work, and lifecycle (Haines et al 2014 Science 343 868-72). The five-fingered humanoid hand is under-actuated and has 16 degrees of freedom (DOF) in total (15 for fingers and 1 at the palm). In the under-actuated hand designs, a single actuator provides coupled motions at the phalanges of each finger...
February 3, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155208/comparison-between-botulinum-toxin-a-injection-and-lacrimal-punctal-plugs-for-the-control-of-post-lasik-dry-eye-manifestations-a-prospective-study
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Sameh M Fouda, Hala K Mattout
INTRODUCTION: Laser in situ keratomelieusis (LASIK) is one of the commonest refractive procedures performed nowadays. The dry eye problem is nearly universal in all patients after LASIK and it can be so annoying that the post-operative patient satisfaction is sometimes precluded. Conventional treatment includes the use of artificial tears. Alternative methods such as punctal plugs and botulinum toxin injection can be used for the management of post-LASIK dry eye. The aim of this study is to compare botulinum toxin injection in the orbicularis muscle to lacrimal punctal plugs for the control of post-LASIK dry eye manifestations...
February 2, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148746/more-than-just-sugar-allocation-of-nectar-amino-acids-and-fatty-acids-in-a-lepidopteran
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Eran Levin, Marshall D McCue, Goggy Davidowitz
The ability to allocate resources, even when limited, is essential for survival and fitness. We examine how nutrients that occur in minute amounts are allocated among reproductive, somatic, and metabolic demands. In addition to sugar, flower nectars contain two macronutrients-amino acids and fatty acids. We created artificial nectars spiked with (13)C-labelled amino acids and fatty acids and fed these to adult moths (Manduca sexta: Sphingidae) to understand how they allocate these nutrients among competing sinks (reproduction, somatic tissue, and metabolic fuel)...
February 8, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140629/evolution-of-joint-level-control-for-quadrupedal-locomotion
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Jared M Moore, Philip K McKinley
We investigate a hierarchical approach to robot control inspired by joint-level control in animals. The method combines a high-level controller, consisting of an artificial neural network (ANN), with joint-level controllers based on digital muscles. In the digital muscle model (DMM), morphological and control aspects of joints evolve concurrently, emulating the musculoskeletal system of natural organisms. We introduce and compare different approaches for connecting outputs of the ANN to DMM-based joints. We also compare the performance of evolved animats with ANN-DMM controllers with those governed by only high-level (ANN-only) and low-level (DMM-only) controllers...
January 31, 2017: Artificial Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138542/knitting-and-weaving-artificial-muscles
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Ali Maziz, Alessandro Concas, Alexandre Khaldi, Jonas Stålhand, Nils-Krister Persson, Edwin W H Jager
A need exists for artificial muscles that are silent, soft, and compliant, with performance characteristics similar to those of skeletal muscle, enabling natural interaction of assistive devices with humans. By combining one of humankind's oldest technologies, textile processing, with electroactive polymers, we demonstrate here the feasibility of wearable, soft artificial muscles made by weaving and knitting, with tunable force and strain. These textile actuators were produced from cellulose yarns assembled into fabrics and coated with conducting polymers using a metal-free deposition...
January 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129146/a-variance-distribution-model-of-surface-emg-signals-based-on-inverse-gamma-distribution
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Hideaki Hayashi, Akira Furui, Yuichi Kurita, Toshio Tsuji
OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the formulation of a surface electromyogram (EMG) model capable of representing the variance distribution of EMG signals. METHODS: In the model, EMG signals are handled based on a Gaussian white noise process with a mean of zero for each variance value. EMG signal variance is taken as a random variable that follows inverse gamma distribution, allowing the representation of noise superimposed onto this variance. Variance distribution estimation based on marginal likelihood maximization is also outlined in this paper...
January 25, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128499/anisotropically-swelling-gels-attained-through-axis-dependent-crosslinking-of-mof-crystals
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Takumi Ishiwata, Kenta Kokado, Kazuki Sada
Anisotropically deforming objects have attracted considerable interest for use in molecular machines and artificial muscles. Herein, we focus on a new approach based on the crystal crosslinking of organic ligands in a pillared-layer metal-organic framework (PLMOF). The approach involves the transformation from crosslinked PLMOF to polymer gels through hydrolysis of the coordination bonds between the organic ligands and metal ions, giving a network polymer that exhibits anisotropic swelling. The anisotropic monomer arrangement in the PLMOF underwent axis-dependent crosslinking to yield anisotropically swelling gels...
March 1, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127889/cell-free-artificial-implants-of-electrospun-fibres-in-a-three-dimensional-gelatin-matrix-support-sciatic-nerve-regeneration-in-vivo
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Andreas Kriebel, Dorothee Hodde, Thomas Kuenzel, Jessica Engels, Gary Brook, Jörg Mey
Surgical repair of larger peripheral nerve lesions requires the use of autologous nerve grafts. At present, clinical alternatives to avoid nerve transplantation consist of empty tubes, which are only suitable for the repair over short distances and have limited success. We developed a cell-free, three-dimensional scaffold for axonal guidance in long-distance nerve repair. Sub-micron scale fibres of biodegradable poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) and collagen/PCL (c/PCL) blends were incorporated in a gelatin matrix and inserted in collagen tubes...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114111/a-survey-on-dielectric-elastomer-actuators-for-soft-robots
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Guo-Ying Gu, Jian Zhu, Li-Min Zhu, Xiangyang Zhu
Conventional industrial robots with the rigid actuation technology have made great progress for humans in the fields of automation assembly and manufacturing. With an increasing number of robots needing to interact with humans and unstructured environments, there is a need for soft robots capable of sustaining large deformation while inducing little pressure or damage when maneuvering through confined spaces. The emergence of soft robotics offers the prospect of applying soft actuators as artificial muscles in robots, replacing traditional rigid actuators...
January 23, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113512/generation-of-stimulus-triggering-from-intracortical-spike-activity-for-brain-machine-body-interfaces-bmbis
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Shahab Shahdoost, Randolph Nudo, Pedram Mohseni
Brain-machine-body interfaces (BMBIs) aim to create an artificial connection in the nervous system by converting neural activity recorded from one cortical region to electrical stimuli delivered to another cortical region, spinal cord, or muscles in real-time. In particular, conditioning-mode BMBIs utilize such activity-dependent stimulation strategies to induce functional re-organization in the nervous system and promote functional recovery after injury by exploiting mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity. This paper reports on reconfigurable, field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based implementation of a translation algorithm to extract multichannel stimulus trigger signals from intracortical neural spike activity...
October 5, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113474/a-mixed-signal-vlsi-system-for-producing-temporally-adapting-intraspinal-microstimulation-patterns-for-locomotion
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Kevin A Mazurek, Bradley J Holinski, Dirk G Everaert, Vivian K Mushahwar, Ralph Etienne-Cummings
Neural pathways can be artificially activated through the use of electrical stimulation. For individuals with a spinal cord injury, intraspinal microstimulation, using electrical currents on the order of 125 μ A, can produce muscle contractions and joint torques in the lower extremities suitable for restoring walking. The work presented here demonstrates an integrated circuit implementing a state-based control strategy where sensory feedback and intrinsic feed forward control shape the stimulation waveforms produced on-chip...
March 9, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113324/continuous-estimation-of-human-multi-joint-angles-from-semg-using-a-state-space-model
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Qichuan Ding, Jianda Han, Xingang Zhao
Due to the couplings among joint-relative muscles, it is a challenge to accurately estimate continuous multi-joint movements from multi-channel sEMG signals. Traditional approaches always build a nonlinear regression model, such as artificial neural network, to predict the multi-joint movement variables using sEMG as inputs. However, the redundant sEMGdata are always not distinguished; the prediction errors cannot be evaluated and corrected online as well. In this work, a correlation-based redundancy-segmentation method is proposed to segment the sEMG-vector including redundancy into irredundant and redundant subvectors...
December 14, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
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