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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728602/robot-assisted-training-for-the-upper-limb-after-stroke-ratuls-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Helen Rodgers, Lisa Shaw, Helen Bosomworth, Lydia Aird, Natasha Alvarado, Sreeman Andole, David L Cohen, Jesse Dawson, Janet Eyre, Tracy Finch, Gary A Ford, Jennifer Hislop, Steven Hogg, Denise Howel, Niall Hughes, Hermano Igo Krebs, Christopher Price, Lynn Rochester, Elaine Stamp, Laura Ternent, Duncan Turner, Luke Vale, Elizabeth Warburton, Frederike van Wijck, Scott Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Loss of arm function is a common and distressing consequence of stroke. We describe the protocol for a pragmatic, multicentre randomised controlled trial to determine whether robot-assisted training improves upper limb function following stroke. METHODS/DESIGN: Study design: a pragmatic, three-arm, multicentre randomised controlled trial, economic analysis and process evaluation. SETTING: NHS stroke services. PARTICIPANTS: adults with acute or chronic first-ever stroke (1 week to 5 years post stroke) causing moderate to severe upper limb functional limitation...
July 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724575/a-multidirectional-gravity-assist-algorithm-that-enhances-locomotor-control-in-patients-with-stroke-or-spinal-cord-injury
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Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Camille G Le Goff, Rubia van den Brand, Marco Capogrosso, Nicolas Fumeaux, Heike Vallery, Selin Anil, Jessica Lanini, Isabelle Fodor, Grégoire Eberle, Auke Ijspeert, Brigitte Schurch, Armin Curt, Stefano Carda, Jocelyne Bloch, Joachim von Zitzewitz, Grégoire Courtine
Gait recovery after neurological disorders requires remastering the interplay between body mechanics and gravitational forces. Despite the importance of gravity-dependent gait interactions and active participation for promoting this learning, these essential components of gait rehabilitation have received comparatively little attention. To address these issues, we developed an adaptive algorithm that personalizes multidirectional forces applied to the trunk based on patient-specific motor deficits. Implementation of this algorithm in a robotic interface reestablished gait dynamics during highly participative locomotion within a large and safe environment...
July 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719996/efficacy-of-short-term-robot-assisted-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-hand-paralysis-after-stroke-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jorge H Villafañe, Giovanni Taveggia, Silvia Galeri, Luciano Bissolotti, Chiara Mullè, Grace Imperio, Kristin Valdes, Alberto Borboni, Stefano Negrini
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effectiveness of robot-assisted motion and activity in additional to physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) on stroke patients with hand paralysis. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Thirty-two patients, 34.4% female (mean ± SD age: 68.9 ± 11.6 years), with hand paralysis after stroke participated. The experimental group received 30 minutes of passive mobilization of the hand through the robotic device Gloreha (Brescia, Italy), and the control group received an additional 30 minutes of PT and OT for 3 consecutive weeks (3 d/wk) in addition to traditional rehabilitation...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697574/tdcs-does-not-enhance-the-effects-of%C3%A2-robot-assisted-gait-training-in-patient-with%C3%A2-subacute-stroke
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Daniel Leon, Mar Cortes, Jessica Elder, Hatice Kumru, Sara Laxe, Dylan James Edwards, Josep Maria Tormos, Montserrat Bernabeu, Alvaro Pascual-Leone
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, which can modulate cortical excitability and combined with rehabilitation therapies may improve motor recovery after stroke. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to study the feasibility of a 4-week robotic gait training protocol combined with tDCS, and to study tDCS to the leg versus hand motor cortex or sham to improve walking ability in patients after a subacute stroke...
July 6, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669704/low-pressure-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-with-the-airseal-system-at-olv-hospital-results-from-a-prospective-study
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Sabrina La Falce, Giacomo Novara, Giorgio Gandaglia, Paolo Umari, Geert De Naeyer, Frederiek D'Hondt, Jean Beresian, Rik Carette, Martin Penicka, Yujiing Mo, Geert Vandenbroucke, Alexandre Mottrie
BACKGROUND: Limited studies examined effects of pneumoperiotneum during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and with AirSeal. The aim of this study was to assess the effect on hemodynamics of a lower pressure pneumoperitoneum (8 mmHg) with AirSeal, during RARP in steep Trendelenburg 45° (ST). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an institutional review board-approved, prospective, interventional, single-center study including patients treated with RARP at OLV Hospital by one extremely experienced surgeon (July 2015-February 2016)...
June 2, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664214/assessment-of-upper-limb-spasticity-in-stroke-patients-using-the-robotic-device-reaplan
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Stéphanie Dehem, Maxime Gilliaux, Thierry Lejeune, Christine Detrembleur, Daniel Galinski, Julien Sapin, Martin Vanderwegen, Gaëtan Stoquart
OBJECTIVE:  To assess the capacity of the robotic device REAplan to measure overall upper limb peak resistance force, as a reflection of upper limb spasticity. METHODS:  Twelve patients with chronic stroke presenting upper limb spasticity were recruited to the study. Patients underwent musculocutaneous motor nerve block to reduce the spasticity of elbow flexor muscles. Each patient was assessed before and after the motor nerve block. Overall the REAplan measured upper limb resistance force...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661914/exploration-of-two-training-paradigms-using-forced-induced-weight-shifting-with-the-tethered-pelvic-assist-device-to-reduce-asymmetry-in-individuals-after-stroke-case-reports
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Lauri Bishop, Moiz Khan, Dario Martelli, Lori Quinn, Joel Stein, Sunil Agrawal
Many robotic devices in rehabilitation incorporate an assist-as-needed haptic guidance paradigm to promote training. This error reduction model, while beneficial for skill acquisition, could be detrimental for long-term retention. Error augmentation (EA) models have been explored as alternatives. A robotic Tethered Pelvic Assist Device has been developed to study force application to the pelvis on gait and was used here to induce weight shift onto the paretic (error reduction) or nonparetic (error augmentation) limb during treadmill training...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659784/effects-of-assist-as-needed-upper-extremity-robotic-therapy-after-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-a-parallel-group-controlled-trial
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John Michael Frullo, Jared Elinger, Ali Utku Pehlivan, Kyle Fitle, Kathryn Nedley, Gerard E Francisco, Fabrizio Sergi, Marcia K O'Malley
BACKGROUND: Robotic rehabilitation of the upper limb following neurological injury has been supported through several large clinical studies for individuals with chronic stroke. The application of robotic rehabilitation to the treatment of other neurological injuries is less developed, despite indications that strategies successful for restoration of motor capability following stroke may benefit individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) as well. Although recent studies suggest that robot-aided rehabilitation might be beneficial after incomplete SCI, it is still unclear what type of robot-aided intervention contributes to motor recovery...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659660/robotics-in-lower-limb-rehabilitation-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Xue Zhang, Zan Yue, Jing Wang
With the increase in the elderly, stroke has become a common disease, often leading to motor dysfunction and even permanent disability. Lower-limb rehabilitation robots can help patients to carry out reasonable and effective training to improve the motor function of paralyzed extremity. In this paper, the developments of lower-limb rehabilitation robots in the past decades are reviewed. Specifically, we provide a classification, a comparison, and a design overview of the driving modes, training paradigm, and control strategy of the lower-limb rehabilitation robots in the reviewed literature...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659156/the-arm-movement-detection-amd-test-a-fast-robotic-test-of-proprioceptive-acuity-in-the-arm
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Leigh Ann Mrotek, Maria Bengtson, Tina Stoeckmann, Lior Botzer, Claude P Ghez, John McGuire, Robert A Scheidt
BACKGROUND: We examined the validity and reliability of a short robotic test of upper limb proprioception, the Arm Movement Detection (AMD) test, which yields a ratio-scaled, objective outcome measure to be used for evaluating the impact of sensory deficits on impairments of motor control, motor adaptation and functional recovery in stroke survivors. METHODS: Subjects grasped the handle of a horizontal planar robot, with their arm and the robot hidden from view...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654477/use-of-lower-limb-robotics-to-enhance-practice-and-participation-in-individuals-with-neurological-conditions
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Arun Jayaraman, Sheila Burt, William Zev Rymer
PURPOSE: To review lower-limb technology currently available for people with neurological disorders, such as spinal cord injury, stroke, or other conditions. We focus on 3 emerging technologies: treadmill-based training devices, exoskeletons, and other wearable robots. SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: Efficacy for these devices remains unclear, although preliminary data indicate that specific patient populations may benefit from robotic training used with more traditional physical therapy...
July 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652064/a-randomized-trial-on-the-effects-of-attentional-focus-on-motor-training-of-the-upper-extremity-using-robotics-with-individuals-after-chronic-stroke
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Grace J Kim, Jim Hinojosa, Ashwini K Rao, Mitchell Batavia, Michael W O'Dell
OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term effects of external focus (EF) versus internal focus (IF) of attention after 4-weeks of arm training. DESIGN: Randomized, repeated measure, mixed ANOVA. SETTING: Outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS: 33 individuals with stroke and moderate-to-severe arm impairment living in the community (3 withdrawals). INTERVENTIONS: 4-week arm training protocol on the InMotion ARM robot (12 sessions)...
June 23, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629415/kaps-kinematic-assessment-of-passive-stretch-a-tool-to-assess-elbow-flexor-and-extensor-spasticity-after-stroke-using-a-robotic-exoskeleton
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Andrew Centen, Catherine R Lowrey, Stephen H Scott, Ting-Ting Yeh, George Mochizuki
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common sequela of stroke. Traditional assessment methods include relatively coarse scales that may not capture all characteristics of elevated muscle tone. Thus, the aim of this study was to develop a tool to quantitatively assess post-stroke spasticity in the upper extremity. METHODS: Ninety-six healthy individuals and 46 individuals with stroke participated in this study. The kinematic assessment of passive stretch (KAPS) protocol consisted of passive elbow stretch in flexion and extension across an 80° range in 5 movement durations...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627770/electrochemically-powered-energy-conserving-carbon-nanotube-artificial-muscles
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Jae Ah Lee, Na Li, Carter S Haines, Keon Jung Kim, Xavier Lepró, Raquel Ovalle-Robles, Seon Jeong Kim, Ray H Baughman
While artificial muscle yarns and fibers are potentially important for many applications, the combination of large strokes, high gravimetric work capacities, short cycle times, and high efficiencies are not realized for these fibers. This paper demonstrates here electrochemically powered carbon nanotube yarn muscles that provide tensile contraction as high as 16.5%, which is 12.7 times higher than previously obtained. These electrochemical muscles can deliver a contractile energy conversion efficiency of 5...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626427/distinctive-steady-state-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-responses-to-passive-robotic-leg-exercise-during-head-up-tilt-a-pilot-study-in-neurological-patients
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Amirehsan Sarabadani Tafreshi, Robert Riener, Verena Klamroth-Marganska
Introduction: Robot-assisted tilt table therapy was proposed for early rehabilitation and mobilization of patients after diseases such as stroke. A robot-assisted tilt table with integrated passive robotic leg exercise (PE) mechanism has the potential to prevent orthostatic hypotension usually provoked by verticalization. In a previous study with rather young healthy subjects [average age: 25.1 ± 2.6 years (standard deviation)], we found that PE effect on the cardiovascular system depends on the verticalization angle of the robot-assisted tilt table...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626337/is-robot-assisted-therapy-effective-in-upper-extremity-recovery-in-early-stage-stroke-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
GaYeong Kim, SeungYeop Lim, HyunJong Kim, ByungJoon Lee, SeungChul Seo, KiHun Cho, WanHee Lee
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to systematically investigate the effects of robot-assisted therapy on the upper extremity in acute and subacute stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The papers retrieved were evaluated based on the following inclusion criteria: 1) design: randomized controlled trials; 2) population: stroke patients 3) intervention: robot-assisted therapy; and 4) year of publication: May 2012 to April 2016. Databased searched were: EMBASE, PubMed and COCHRAN databases. The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale was used to assess the methodological quality of the included studies...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613178/biomechanical-reactions-of-exoskeleton-neurorehabilitation-robots-in-spastic-elbows-and-wrists
#17
Hyung Seok Nam, Sukgyu Koh, Yoon Jae Kim, Jaewon Beom, Woo Hyung Lee, Shi-Uk Lee, Sungwan Kim
Spasticity is an important factor in designing wearable and lightweight exoskeleton neurorehabilitation robots. The proposed study evaluates biomechanical reactions of an exoskeleton robot to spasticity and establishes relevant guidelines for robot design. A two-axis exoskeleton robot is used to evaluate a group of 20 patients post-stroke with spastic elbow and/or wrist joints. All subjects are given isokinetic movements at various angular velocities within the capable range of motion for both joints. The resistance torque and corresponding angular position at each joint are recorded continuously...
June 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606179/modifying-upper-limb-inter-joint-coordination-in-healthy-subjects-by-training-with-a-robotic-exoskeleton
#18
Tommaso Proietti, Emmanuel Guigon, Agnès Roby-Brami, Nathanaël Jarrassé
BACKGROUND: The possibility to modify the usually pathological patterns of coordination of the upper-limb in stroke survivors remains a central issue and an open question for neurorehabilitation. Despite robot-led physical training could potentially improve the motor recovery of hemiparetic patients, most of the state-of-the-art studies addressing motor control learning, with artificial virtual force fields, only focused on the end-effector kinematic adaptation, by using planar devices...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603359/exercising-daily-living-activities-in-robot-mediated-therapy
#19
Orsolya Peter, Ibolya Tavaszi, Andras Toth, Gabor Fazekas
[Purpose] Investigation of the efficacy of robot-mediated therapy of the upper limb in patients with chronic stroke, in task-oriented training activities of daily living in real environment. [Subjects and Methods] 20 patients, each more than one year post-stroke (13-71 months) received 20 sessions of upper limb robot-mediated therapy. No other treatment was given. Each therapy session consisted of a passive motion and an active task therapy. During the active therapy, subjects exercised 5 activities of daily living...
May 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597018/robotic-devices-and-brain-machine-interfaces-for-hand-rehabilitation-post-stroke
#20
Alistair C McConnell, Renan C Moioli, Fabricio L Brasil, Marta Vallejo, David W Corne, Patricia A Vargas, Adam A Stokes
OBJECTIVE: To review the state of the art of robotic-aided hand physiotherapy for post-stroke rehabilitation, including the use of brain-machine interfaces. Each patient has a unique clinical history and, in response to personalized treatment needs, research into individualized and at-home treatment options has expanded rapidly in recent years. This has resulted in the development of many devices and design strategies for use in stroke rehabilitation. METHODS: The development progression of robotic-aided hand physiotherapy devices and brain-machine interface systems is outlined, focussing on those with mechanisms and control strategies designed to improve recovery outcomes of the hand post-stroke...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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