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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227603/data-fusion-of-multiple-kinect-sensors-for-a-rehabilitation-system
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Huibin Du, Yiwen Zhao, Jianda Han, Zheng Wang, Guoli Song, Huibin Du, Yiwen Zhao, Jianda Han, Zheng Wang, Guoli Song, Guoli Song, Yiwen Zhao, Huibin Du, Jianda Han, Zheng Wang
Kinect-like depth sensors have been widely used in rehabilitation systems. However, single depth sensor processes limb-blocking, data loss or data error poorly, making it less reliable. This paper focus on using two Kinect sensors and data fusion method to solve these problems. First, two Kinect sensors capture the motion data of the healthy arm of the hemiplegic patient; Second, merge the data using the method of Set-Membership-Filter (SMF); Then, mirror this motion data by the Middle-Plane; In the end, control the wearable robotic arm driving the patient's paralytic arm so that the patient can interactively and initiatively complete a variety of recovery actions prompted by computer with 3D animation games...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223398/exertional-dyspnoea-in-interstitial-lung-diseases-the-clinical-utility-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Matteo Bonini, Giuseppe Fiorenzano
Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) represent a heterogeneous group of pathologies characterised by alveolar and interstitial damage, pulmonary inflammation (usually associated with fibrosis), decreased lung function and impaired gas exchange, which can be attributed to either a known or an unknown aetiology. Dyspnoea is one of the most common and disabling symptoms in patients with ILD, significantly impacting quality of life. The mechanisms causing dyspnoea are complex and not yet fully understood. However, it is recognised that dyspnoea occurs when there is an imbalance between the central respiratory efferent drive and the response of the respiratory musculature...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218021/a-systematic-review-of-mechanisms-of-gait-speed-change-post-stroke-part-2-exercise-capacity-muscle-activation-kinetics-and-kinematics
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Elizabeth C Wonsetler, Mark G Bowden
BACKGROUND: Regaining locomotor ability is a primary goal in stroke rehabilitation and is most commonly measured using changes in self-selected walking speed. However, walking speed cannot identify the mechanisms by which an individual recovers. Laboratory-based mechanistic measures such as exercise capacity, muscle activation, force production, and movement analysis variables may better explain neurologic recovery. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this systematic review are to examine changes in mechanistic gait outcomes and describe motor recovery as quantified by changes in laboratory-based mechanistic variables in rehabilitation trials...
February 20, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167305/self-reported-driving-difficulty-in-veterans-with-traumatic-brain-injury-its-central-role-in-psychological-well-being
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Laraine Winter, Helene J Moriarty, Thomas H Short
BACKGROUND: The ability to drive is a core function supporting independent living. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may impair driving capacity in numerous ways. Previous research has documented that individuals with TBI have more driving-related problems than other people and has identified predictors of driving status or capacity, mostly among civilians. But no research has examined the implications of driving limitations for the well-being of individuals with TBI. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between self-reported difficulty in driving with important domains of psychological well-being in veterans with TBI, adjusting for PTSD and years since most recent TBI...
February 3, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160833/-a-driving-simulator-for-the-benefit-of-patients
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REVIEW
Isabelle Hauret, Sylvie Bardoux, Emmanuel Coudeyre
Particularly innovative in the management of patients with non-progressive brain injuries, the unit for the assessment of fitness to drive at Clermont-Ferrand university hospital is equipped with a driving simulator. It allows assessments and specific driver rehabilitation to be carried out in optimal safety.
February 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134656/photographs-of-daily-activities-phoda-youth-english-validating-a-targeted-assessment-of-worry-and-anticipated-pain
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Laura Simons, Melissa Pielech, Shannon McAvoy, Caitlin Conroy, Melinda Hogan, Jeanine Verbunt, Marielle Goossens
PHODA is an electronic measure that individualizes and guides treatment for individuals with chronic pain. Implicit in its design is recognition that pain-related fear is a driving force that impedes treatment progress. With this tool, patients visually rate their expectations about the harmful consequences of specific movements. The current study aimed to 1) develop and validate PHODA-Youth English (PHODA-YE) and 2) evaluate the potential impact of PHODA-YE assessment on treatment outcomes. Participants were 195 youth, age 8-20 years, who presented to an outpatient pain clinic for evaluation (n=99) or enrolled in an intensive pediatric pain rehabilitation program (PPRC; n=96)...
January 24, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129710/interventions-for-resuming-driving-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Pamela E Ross, Marilyn Di Stefano, Judith Charlton, Gershon Spitz, Jennie L Ponsford
PURPOSE: To describe the goals, processes, resources and outcomes of on-road training lessons provided to drivers with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who failed an initial occupational therapy (OT) driver assessment. METHOD: Descriptive cohort study using file audit design of 340 drivers with mild to severe TBI. Measures included; number and goals of on-road training lessons and reassessments, time from injury to independent driving, license restrictions, years licensed, physical/visual impairments and injury severity...
January 27, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116463/-music-pulse-heart-and-sport
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REVIEW
E R Gasenzer, R Leischik
Music, with its various elements, such as rhythm, sound and melody had the unique ability even in prehistoric, ancient and medieval times to have a special fascination for humans. Nowadays, it is impossible to eliminate music from our daily lives. We are accompanied by music in shopping arcades, on the radio, during sport or leisure time activities and in wellness therapy. Ritualized drumming was used in the medical sense to drive away evil spirits or to undergo holy enlightenment. Today we experience the varied effects of music on all sensory organs and we utilize its impact on cardiovascular and neurological rehabilitation, during invasive cardiovascular procedures or during physical activities, such as training or work...
January 23, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110547/creating-an-inclusive-mall-environment-with-the-precede-proceed-model-a-living-lab-case-study
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Sara Ahmed, Bonnie Swaine, Marc Milot, Caroline Gaudet, Tiiu Poldma, Gillian Bartlett, Barbara Mazer, Guylaine Le Dorze, Skye Barbic, Ana Maria Rodriguez, Hélène Lefebvre, Philippe Archambault, Dahlia Kairy, Joyce Fung, Delphine Labbé, Anouk Lamontagne, Eva Kehayia
PURPOSE: Although public environments provide opportunities for participation and social inclusion, they are not always inclusive spaces and may not accommodate the wide diversity of people. The Rehabilitation Living Lab in the Mall is a unique, interdisciplinary, and multi-sectoral research project with an aim to transform a shopping complex in Montreal, Canada, into an inclusive environment optimizing the participation and social inclusion of all people. METHODS: The PRECEDE-PROCEDE Model (PPM), a community-oriented and participatory planning model, was applied as a framework...
January 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095134/physical-and-occupational-therapy-for-a-teenager-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis-a-case-report
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Tracy Kornafel, Elaine Y Tsao, Emily Sabelhaus, Lori Surges, Susan D Apkon
AIMS: The purpose of this case report is to describe the inpatient rehabilitation program of a 13-year-old boy with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), specific to physical and occupational therapy examination, treatment, and outcomes. CASE DESCRIPTION: AFM is a rare, acute neurologic illness in children and young adults who present with weakness and/or paralysis of unknown etiology. The teenager was admitted to the program, dependent for all mobility and self-care. Interventions focused on range of motion, transfer training, self-care, power wheelchair mobility, and environmental adaptations...
January 17, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077661/characterizing-differential-post-stroke-corticomotor-drive-to-the-dorsi-and-plantarflexor-muscles-during-resting-and-volitional-muscle-activation
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Jacqueline Ann Palmer, Ryan Zarzycki, Susanne M Morton, Trisha M Kesar, Stuart A Binder-Macleod
Imbalance of corticomotor excitability between the paretic and nonparetic limbs has been associated with the extent of upper extremity motor recovery post-stroke, is greatly influenced by specific testing conditions such as the presence or absence of volitional muscle activation, and may vary across muscle groups. However, despite its clinical importance, post-stroke corticomotor drive to lower extremity muscles has not been thoroughly investigated. Additionally, while conventional gait rehabilitation strategies for stroke survivors focus on paretic limb foot drop and dorsiflexion impairments, most contemporary literature has indicated that paretic limb propulsion and plantarflexion impairments are the most significant limiters to post-stroke walking function...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056045/further-development-of-the-assessment-of-military-multitasking-performance-iterative-reliability-testing
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Margaret M Weightman, Karen L McCulloch, Mary V Radomski, Marsha Finkelstein, Amy S Cecchini, Leslie F Davidson, Kristin J Heaton, Laurel B Smith, Matthew R Scherer
The Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance (AMMP) is a battery of functional dual-tasks and multitasks based on military activities that target known sensorimotor, cognitive, and exertional vulnerabilities after concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The AMMP was developed to help address known limitations in post concussive return to duty assessment and decision making. Once validated, the AMMP is intended for use in combination with other metrics to inform duty-readiness decisions in Active Duty Service Members following concussion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050933/interrater-reliability-of-western-university-s-on-road-assessment
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Sherrilene Classen, Sarah Krasniuk, Melissa Knott, Liliana Alvarez, Miriam Monahan, Sarah Morrow, Tim Danter
BACKGROUND: Little empirical support exists for interrater reliability between evaluators from different backgrounds when assessing on-road outcomes of drivers. PURPOSE: We quantified interrater reliability of on-road outcomes between a certified driving school instructor (DI) and an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist (CDRS). METHOD: Both raters used the Global Rating Score (GRS) with two levels (pass, fail), the GRS with four levels (pass, pass with recommendations, fail remediable, fail), and the priority error rating score (PERS; most frequently occurring on-road errors in priority order) to assess 35 drivers (age, M = 48...
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'ergothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034325/skill-training-preferences-and-technology-use-in-persons-with-neck-and-low-back-pain
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Jonas Verbrugghe, Mieke Haesen, Ruth Spierings, Kim Willems, Guido Claes, Enzo Olivieri, Karin Coninx, Annick Timmermans
BACKGROUND: Neck pain (NP) and low back pain (LBP) are highly prevalent. Exercise therapy helps, but effect sizes and therapy compliance remain low. Client-centred therapy and technology use may play a role to improve therapy outcomes. To offer technology supported rehabilitation matching patient's goals, training preferences for rehabilitation and technology familiarity need to be known. PURPOSE: This study aims to (1) inventory training preferences and motives, (2) evaluate whether these change during rehabilitation, and (3) evaluate familiarity with using technologies, in persons with NP/LBP...
December 30, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025254/shaping-the-output-of-lumbar-flexor-motoneurons-by-sacral-neuronal-networks
#15
Meir Cherniak, Lili Anglister, Aharon Lev-Tov
: The ability to improve motor function in spinal cord injury patients by reactivating spinal central pattern generators (CPGs) requires the elucidation of neurons and pathways involved in activation and modulation of spinal networks in accessible experimental models. Previously we reported on adrenoceptor-dependent sacral control of lumbar-flexor motoneuron firing in newborn rats. The current work focuses on clarification of the circuitry and connectivity involved in this unique modulation and its potential use...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984221/strengthening-rehabilitation-in-health-systems-worldwide-by-integrating-information-on-functioning-in-national-health-information-systems
#16
Gerold Stucki, Jerome Bickenbach, John Melvin
A complete understanding of the experience of health requires information relevant not merely to the health indicators of mortality and morbidity but also to functioning-that is, information about what it means to live in a health state, "the lived experience of health." Not only is functioning information relevant to healthcare and the overall objectives of person-centered healthcare but to the successful operation of all components of health systems.In light of population aging and major epidemiological trends, the health strategy of rehabilitation, whose aim has always been to optimize functioning and minimize disability, will become a key health strategy...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983626/design-and-optimization-of-a-hybrid-driven-waist-rehabilitation-robot
#17
Bin Zi, Guangcai Yin, Dan Zhang
In this paper a waist rehabilitation robot driven by cables and pneumatic artificial muscles (PAMs) has been conceptualized and designed. In the process of mechanism design, the human body structure, the waist movement characteristics, and the actuators' driving characteristics are the main considerable factors to make the hybrid-driven waist rehabilitation robot (HWRR) cost-effective, safe, flexible, and well-adapted. A variety of sensors are chosen to measure the position and orientation of the recovery patient to ensure patient safety at the same time as the structure design...
December 14, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981912/probing-the-human-spinal-locomotor-circuits-by-phasic-step-induced-feedback-and-by-tonic-electrical-and-pharmacological-neuromodulation
#18
Ursula S Hofstoetter, Maria Knikou, Pierre A Guertin, Karen Minassian
The mammalian lumbar spinal cord experimentally isolated from supraspinal and afferent feedback input remains capable of expressing some basic locomotor function when appropriately stimulated. This ability has been attributed to spinal neural circuits referred to as central pattern generators (CPGs). In individuals with a severe spinal cord injury, rhythmic activity in paralyzed leg muscles can be generated by phasic proprioceptive feedback during therapist- or robotic-assisted stepping on a motorized treadmill...
December 14, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976926/experiences-of-using-information-and-communication-technology-within-the-first-year-after-stroke-a-grounded-theory-study
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Martha Gustavsson, Charlotte Ytterberg, Mille Nabsen Marwaa, Kerstin Tham, Susanne Guidetti
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify how people 6-12 months after stroke were using and integrating information and communication technology (ICT) in their everyday lives. METHOD: To capture the participants' experiences, one focus group and 14 individual interviews were carried out in Sweden and Denmark regarding the use of ICT in everyday life. The participants comprised 11 men and seven women aged 41-79 years. A grounded theory approach was used throughout the study and a constant comparative method was used in the analysis...
December 15, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965588/unilateral-eccentric-contraction-of-the-plantarflexors-leads-to-bilateral-alterations-in-leg-dexterity
#20
Akira Nagamori, Francisco J Valero-Cuevas, James M Finley
Eccentric contractions can affect musculotendon mechanical properties and disrupt muscle proprioception, but their behavioral consequences are poorly understood. We tested whether repeated eccentric contractions of plantarflexor muscles of one leg affected the dexterity of either leg. Twenty healthy male subjects (27.3 ± 4.0 yrs) compressed a compliant and slender spring prone to buckling with each isolated leg. The maximal instability they could control (i.e., the maximal average sustained compression force, or lower extremity dexterity force, LEDforce) quantified the dexterity of each leg...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
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