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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412079/modeling-and-experimental-evaluation-of-bending-behavior-of-soft-pneumatic-actuators-made-of-discrete-actuation-chambers
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Gursel Alici, Taylor Canty, Rahim Mutlu, Weiping Hu, Vitor Sencadas
In this article, we have established an analytical model to estimate the quasi-static bending displacement (i.e., angle) of the pneumatic actuators made of two different elastomeric silicones (Elastosil M4601 with a bulk modulus of elasticity of 262 kPa and Translucent Soft silicone with a bulk modulus of elasticity of 48 kPa-both experimentally determined) and of discrete chambers, partially separated from each other with a gap in between the chambers to increase the magnitude of their bending angle. The numerical bending angle results from the proposed gray-box model, and the corresponding experimental results match well that the model is accurate enough to predict the bending behavior of this class of pneumatic soft actuators...
February 2018: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410564/correlations-between-measurement-time-and-different-expansibility-of-the-elastic-tape-on-the-rectus-femoris-and-body-sway-index-with-plyometric-exercise
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Jung-Gyu Yoon
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine correlations between measurement time and different expansibility of the elastic tape on the rectus femoris and body sway index with plyometric exercise. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of this study were 24 healthy men. C90 area, C90 angle, trace length, sway average velocity for body sway index were measured using a force plate by BT4. The collected data were analyzed using Kendall's coefficient of concordance. [Results] All of body sway index on measuring follow up 24 hours after removing tape were significantly decreased than before and right after plyometric exercise...
January 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401403/patellar-tendon-repair-augmentation-with-a-knotless-suture-anchor-internal-brace-a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study
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Alex Rothfeld, Amanda Pawlak, Stephenie A H Liebler, Michael Morris, James M Paci
BACKGROUND: Patellar tendon repair with braided polyethylene suture alone is subject to knot slippage and failure. Several techniques to augment the primary repair have been described. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose was to evaluate a novel patellar tendon repair technique augmented with a knotless suture anchor internal brace with suture tape (SAIB). The hypothesis was that this technique would be biomechanically superior to a nonaugmented repair and equivalent to a standard augmentation with an 18-gauge steel wire...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364027/effects-of-kinesiology-taping-on-scapular-reposition-accuracy-kinematics-and-muscle-activity-in-athletes-with-shoulder-impingement-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-study
#4
Yi-Fen Shih, Ya-Fang Lee, Wen-Yin Chen
CONTEXT: Scapular proprioception is a key concern in managing shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). However, no study has examined the effect of elastic taping on scapular proprioception performance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the immediate effect of kinesiology taping on scapular reposition accuracy, kinematics and muscle activation in individuals with shoulder impingement syndrome. DESIGN: Randomized controlled study. SETTING: Musculoskeletal laboratory, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343450/paediatric-physeal-sparing-posterior-cruciate-ligament-pcl-reconstruction-with-parental-donation-allograft-rationale-and-operative-approach
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R S Khakha, S K Yasen, A J Wilson
BACKGROUND: Paediatric PCL injuries are rare but constitute a significant management challenge. We describe a novel approach to the surgical management of an 11-year-old boy who presented with persisting symptomatic instability following 18months of failed conservative therapy. METHODS: PCL reconstruction was performed using a physeal sparing, all-inside technique under fluoroscopic control. This avoids the potential for iatrogenic growth injury. A parentally donated hamstrings allograft was used to ensure adequate graft size, and reinforced using a non-elastic two millimetre braided suture...
January 14, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332101/is-kinesio-taping-to-generate-skin-convolutions-effective-for-increasing-local-blood-circulation
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Jae-Man Yang, Jung-Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether traditional application of Kinesio taping, which produces wrinkles in the skin, is effective for improving blood circulation. This study investigated local skin temperature changes after the application of an elastic therapeutic tape using convolution and non-convolution taping methods (CTM/NCTM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-eight pain-free men underwent CTM and NCTM randomly applied to the right and left sides of the lower back. Using infrared thermography, skin temperature was measured before, immediately after application, 5 min later, 15 min later, and after the removal of the tape...
January 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277836/kinesio-taping-vs-placebo-in-reducing-pregnancy-related-low-back-pain-a-cross-over-study
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Paweł Kalinowski, Anna Krawulska
BACKGROUND Spinal pain affects approximately 45-56% of pregnant women. Kinesio taping (KT) involves application of flexible water-resistant elastic bands on the patient's body, resulting in painless and non-invasive stimulation. The aim of the study was to determine the influence of KT on reduction of low back pain in pregnant women. MATERIAL AND METHODS Kinesio Tex Gold tapes were applied using the muscular-ligament technique and Polovis Plus textile cladding blinded the sample. The starting position for the KT and placebo with lumbar spine flexion with rotation was in the opposite direction to the application...
December 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200648/the-immediate-effects-of-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-with-taping-on-gait-parameters-in-patients-with-chronic-stroke
#8
Shin-Jun Park
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to examine the immediate effects of simultaneous application of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and elastic taping (T), and the removal of the elastic tape, on the gait parameters of stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty stroke patients were divided into a proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation group (PNFG, n=7), a taping group (TG, n=6), and a proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation with taping group (PNFTG, n=7). Relevant interventions were applied for 30 minutes, the tape was removed, and gait parameters were evaluated...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191285/effects-of-3-different-elastic-therapeutic-taping-methods-on-the-subacromial-joint-space
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Katie J Lyman, Kara N Gange, Thomas A Hanson, Christopher D Mellinger
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 3 different elastic therapeutic taping methods on the subacromial joint space in healthy adults. METHODS: Pre-/post-test laboratory study method was used in this study. Forty-eight healthy adults with no prior history of shoulder injury or surgery and no history of dominant shoulder pain in the past 6 months were enrolled in the study. Participants were placed into 3 groups (8 males and 8 females per group) on the basis of a consecutively assigned allocation design...
September 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119963/-what-physiotherapeutic-method-for-the-treatment-of-post-mastectomy-lymphedema-is-the-most-effective
#10
T I Grushina
We have undertaken the search for the publications of interest in the following databases: Scopus, Web of Science, MedLine, The Cochrane Library, CyberLeninka, and Russian science citation index. In addition, we evaluated the effectiveness of the physical agents and procedures having different mechanisms of action of the known factors responsible for the development of post-mastectomy lymphedema. Such agents and procedures include self-massage, manual lymphatic drainage, therapeutic physical exercises, compression bandaging, wearing elastic compression garments, Kinesio Tex taping, pneumatic compression, ultrasonic, electrostatic, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, microcurrent and low-intensity laser therapy...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975707/skin-penetration-and-uv-damage-prevention-by-nanoberries
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Paula Bucci, María Jimena Prieto, Laura Milla, María Natalia Calienni, Luis Martinez, Viviana Rivarola, Silvia Alonso, Jorge Montanari
BACKGROUND: Ethanolic extract from blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is rich in anthocyanins and thus exhibits antioxidant activity. On the other hand, ultradeformable liposomes are capable of penetrating to the impermeable barrier of skin. Nanoberries are ultradeformable liposomes carrying blueberry extract. OBJECTIVES: In this study, their capacity to penetrate the stratum corneum and photodamage prevention were tested, with the aim of developing a topical formulation for skin protection from environmental damage...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943842/when-non-dominant-is-better-than-dominant-kinesiotape-modulates-asymmetries-in-timed-performance-during-a-synchronization-continuation-task
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Riccardo Bravi, Erez J Cohen, Alessio Martinelli, Anna Gottard, Diego Minciacchi
There is a growing consensus regarding the specialization of the non-dominant limb (NDL)/hemisphere system to employ proprioceptive feedback when executing motor actions. In a wide variety of rhythmic tasks the dominant limb (DL) has advantages in speed and timing consistency over the NDL. Recently, we demonstrated that the application of Kinesio(®) Tex (KT) tape, an elastic therapeutic device used for treating athletic injuries, improves significantly the timing consistency of isochronous wrist's flexion-extensions (IWFEs) of the DL...
2017: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931985/effects-of-magnetic-field-therapy-after-taping-application-on-pain-and-function-of-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Sang-Hyuck Park, Young-Han Park, Jung-Ho Lee
[Purpose] The purpose of study was to investigate the effect of taping applied before magnetic field therapy. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty patients who diagnosed with knee arthritis by a specialist in the rehabilitation department were divided into three groups using the random allocation method. The control group received 15 min general physiotherapy. For the experimental group 1, non-elastic taping was applied to the medial side of the knee after general physiotherapy, followed by a 15 min magnetic field therapy...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801199/repositioning-the-scapula-with-taping-following-distal-radius-fracture-kinematic-analysis-using-3-dimensional-motion-system
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Elif Turgut, Cigdem Ayhan, Gul Baltaci
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional and controlled laboratory study using pretest-posttest design. INTRODUCTION: Patients with distal radius fracture (DRfx) report proximal segment problems. Taping is commonly recommended because it provides improved posture and function. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the 3-dimensional scapular kinematics and the effect of taping on the kinematics in participants with DRfx. METHODS: Twenty participants with a unilateral history of DRfx and 20 healthy controls participated...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713536/neuromuscular-taping-application-in-counter-movement-jump-biomechanical-insight-in-a-group-of-healthy-basketball-players
#15
Giuseppe Marcolin, Alessandro Buriani, Andrea Giacomelli, David Blow, Davide Grigoletto, Marco Gesi
Kinesiologic elastic tape is widely used for both clinical and sport applications although its efficacy in enhancing agonistic performance is still controversial. Aim of the study was to verify in a group of healthy basketball players whether a neuromuscular taping application (NMT) on ankle and knee joints could affect the kinematic and the kinetic parameters of the jump, either by enhancing or inhibiting the functional performance. Fourteen healthy male basketball players without any ongoing pathologies at upper limbs, lower limbs and trunk volunteered in the study...
June 24, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660785/non-elastic-taping-but-not-elastic-taping-provides-benefits-for-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jin-Han Ouyang, Kwang-Hwa Chang, Wen-Yen Hsu, Yen-Ting Cho, Tsan-Hon Liou, Yen-Nung Lin
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether therapeutic taping, which includes elastic (Kinesio tape) and non-elastic (Leukotape) taping, is superior to control taping in improving pain and functions for patients with knee arthritis. To understand whether both elastic and non-elastic taping are beneficial. METHODS: We searched the PubMed and Scopus databases from their earliest record to 31 May 2017 for randomized controlled and cross-over studies that used taping to treat knee osteoarthritis...
January 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630675/how-geometric-frustration-shapes-twisted-fibres-inside-and-out-competing-morphologies-of-chiral-filament-assembly
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Douglas M Hall, Gregory M Grason
Chirality frustrates and shapes the assembly of flexible filaments in rope-like, twisted bundles and fibres by introducing gradients of both filament shape (i.e. curvature) and packing throughout the structure. Previous models of chiral filament bundle formation have shown that this frustration gives rise to several distinct morphological responses, including self-limiting bundle widths, anisotropic domain (tape-like) formation and topological defects in the lateral inter-filament order. In this paper, we employ a combination of continuum elasticity theory and discrete filament bundle simulations to explore how these distinct morphological responses compete in the broader phase diagram of chiral filament assembly...
August 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615490/hunting-with-sticky-tape-functional-shift-in-silk-glands-of-araneophagous-ground-spiders-gnaphosidae
#18
Jonas O Wolff, Milan Řezáč, Tomáš Krejčí, Stanislav N Gorb
Foraging is one of the main evolutionary driving forces shaping the phenotype of organisms. In predators, a significant, though understudied, cost of foraging is the risk of being injured by struggling prey. Hunting spiders that feed on dangerous prey like ants or other spiders are an extreme example of dangerous feeding, risking their own life over a meal. Here, we describe an intriguing example of the use of attachment silk (piriform silk) for prey immobilization that comes with the costs of reduced silk anchorage function, increased piriform silk production and additional modifications of the extrusion structures (spigots) to prevent their clogging...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513277/effect-of-gastrocnemius-kinesio-taping-on-countermovement-jump-performance-and-vertical-stiffness-following-muscle-fatigue
#19
Sahar Boozari, Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Ali Amiri, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani
CONTEXT: Kinesio Tape (KT) is a widely used intervention in the fields of sports and rehabilitation. However, its effects on lower extremity behavior during functional activities are not entirely known. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that application of KT can change performance and vertical stiffness during the countermovement jump (CMJ) before and after a fatigue protocol. DESIGN: A pre and post design to study the effect of KT in two situations, pre- and post-fatigue...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507159/investigation-of-hindwing-folding-in-ladybird-beetles-by-artificial-elytron-transplantation-and-microcomputed-tomography
#20
Kazuya Saito, Shuhei Nomura, Shuhei Yamamoto, Ryuma Niyama, Yoji Okabe
Ladybird beetles are high-mobility insects and explore broad areas by switching between walking and flying. Their excellent wing transformation systems enabling this lifestyle are expected to provide large potential for engineering applications. However, the mechanism behind the folding of their hindwings remains unclear. The reason is that ladybird beetles close the elytra ahead of wing folding, preventing the observation of detailed processes occurring under the elytra. In the present study, artificial transparent elytra were transplanted on living ladybird beetles, thereby enabling us to observe the detailed wing-folding processes...
May 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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