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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228720/motor-learning-abilities-are-similar-in-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy-compared-to-controls-as-assessed-by-adaptation-to-unilateral-leg-weighting-during-gait-part-i
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Diane L Damiano, Christopher J Stanley, Thomas C Bulea, Hyung Soon Park
Introduction: Individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) demonstrate high response variability to motor training insufficiently accounted for by age or severity. We propose here that differences in the inherent ability to learn new motor tasks may explain some of this variability. Damage to motor pathways involving the cerebellum, which may be a direct or indirect effect of the brain injury for many with CP, has been shown to adversely affect the ability to learn new motor tasks and may be a potential explanation...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228697/influence-of-posture-cuing-shirt-on-tennis-serve-kinematics-in-division-iii-tennis-players
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Joseph Zappala, Carolina Orrego, Emily Boe, Heather Fechner, Derek Salminen, Daniel J Cipriani
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of a posture-cuing shirt on internal rotation velocity of the shoulder during a tennis swing and to determine this influence on shoulder external rotation position. METHODS: Nine healthy competitive college tennis players from a Division III college participated in this study. High-speed motion capture allowed for 3-dimensional analysis of shoulder kinematics during a tennis serve. Two conditions were evaluated while the athletes performed a high-velocity tennis serve: a standard tennis shirt and a posture-cuing shirt...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227967/a-stimulation-driven-exoskeleton-for-walking-after-paraplegia
#3
Sarah R Chang, Mark J Nandor, Lu Li, Kevin M Foglyano, John R Schnellenberger, Rudi Kobetic, Roger D Quinn, Ronald J Triolo, Sarah R Chang, Mark J Nandor, Lu Li, Kevin M Foglyano, John R Schnellenberger, Rudi Kobetic, Roger D Quinn, Ronald J Triolo, Mark J Nandor, Rudi Kobetic, Roger D Quinn, John R Schnellenberger, Sarah R Chang, Kevin M Foglyano, Lu Li, Ronald J Triolo
An untethered version of a stimulation-driven exoskeleton was evaluated for its ability to restore walking after paralysis from spinal cord injury. The hybrid neuroprosthesis (HNP) combined a passive variable-constraint exoskeleton for stability and support with functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS) to contract the paralyzed muscles to drive limb movement. This self-contained HNP was operated by an onboard controller that sampled sensor signals, generated appropriate commands to both the exoskeletal constraints and integrated stimulator, and transmitted data wirelessly via Bluetooth to an off-board computer for real-time monitoring and recording for offline analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227915/relationship-between-magnitude-of-applied-torque-in-pre-swing-phase-and-gait-change-for-prevention-of-trip-in-elderly-people
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Tamon Miyake, Mariko Tsukune, Yo Kobayashi, Shigeki Sugano, Masakatsu G Fujie, Tamon Miyake, Mariko Tsukune, Yo Kobayashi, Shigeki Sugano, Masakatsu G Fujie, Shigeki Sugano, Tamon Miyake, Masakatsu G Fujie, Yo Kobayashi, Mariko Tsukune
Elderly people are at risk of tripping because of their narrow range of articular motion. To avoid tripping, gait training that improves their range of articular motion would be beneficial. In this study we propose a gait-training robot that applies a torque during the pre-swing phase to achieve this goal. We investigated the relationship between magnitude of applied torque and change in the range of knee-articular motion while walking before and after the application of this torque. We developed a wearable robot and carried out an experiment on human participants in which a motor pulls a string embedded on the robotic frame, applying torque in the pre-swing phase for a period of 20 [s]...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227890/in-vitro-identification-of-shoulder-joint-and-muscle-dynamics-based-on-motion-capture-and-musculoskeletal-computation
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Akihiko Murai, Yusuke Kawano, Ko Ayusawa, Mitsunori Tada, Noboru Matsumura, Takeo Nagura, Akihiko Murai, Yusuke Kawano, Ko Ayusawa, Mitsunori Tada, Noboru Matsumura, Takeo Nagura
Dynamics properties of shoulder joint and muscle are experimentally identified under different musculoskeletal conditions for a digital human model with accurate dynamics. Passive swing motions of scapula and upper limb bones in cadaveric specimen with and without muscles are measured by an optical motion capture system. External forces that are applied to the scapula bone are simultaneously measured by a force plate. The dynamics identification process consists of 3 steps: 1) identify the inertial parameters of the cadaveric specimen with and without muscles respectively, 2) identify the viscosity of the glenohumeral joint from the specimen without muscles, and 3) identify the viscosity of the shoulder muscles from the specimen with muscles and the identified joint viscosity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227644/evaluation-of-a-wrist-orthosis-on-lofstrand-crutch-assisted-gait
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Deen Farooq, Omid Jahanian, Brooke A Slavens, Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler, Deen Farooq, Omid Jahanian, Brooke A Slavens, Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler
Lofstrand, or forearm, crutches are a common assistive mobility device for those with functional impairments. However, repeated loading of the wrist and palmar region and continual hyperextension of the wrist during Lofstrand crutch usage may cause wrist strain, pain, and secondary injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. In order to reduce risk of injury, a novel wrist orthosis was developed with the intent of improving wrist posture and reducing/redirecting palmar loads from the carpal tunnel region to the adductor pollicis area...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227622/energy-harvesting-from-human-walking-to-power-biomedical-devices-using-oscillating-generation
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Jose A Montoya, Dulce M Mariscal, Edwar Romero, Jose A Montoya, Dulce M Mariscal, Edwar Romero, Dulce M Mariscal, Jose A Montoya, Edwar Romero
This work summarizes the energy generation limits from walking employing a pendulum-based generation system. Self-winding wristwatches have exploited successfully this energy input technique for decades. Pendulum-based planar devices use the rotation to produce energy for inertial generators. Then the oscillations of body motion during locomotion present an opportunity to extract kinetic energy from planar generators. The sinusoidal motion of the center of gravity of the body, on the sagittal and frontal planes, and the limbs swinging are compliant with oscillating devices...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227545/corticomuscular-coherence-variation-throughout-the-gait-cycle-during-overground-walking-and-ramp-ascent-a-preliminary-investigation
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Anna T Winslow, Justin Brantley, Fangshi Zhu, Jose L Contreras Vidal, He Huang, Anna T Winslow, Justin Brantley, Fangshi Zhu, Jose L Contreras Vidal, He Huang, Fangshi Zhu, Justin Brantley, Jose L Contreras Vidal, He Huang, Anna T Winslow
Recent designs of neural-machine interfaces (NMIs) incorporating electroencephalography (EEG) or electromyography (EMG) have been used in lower limb assistive devices. While the results of previous studies have shown promise, a NMI which takes advantage of early movement-related EEG activity preceding movement onset, as well as the improved signal-to-noise ratio of EMG, could prove to be more accurate and responsive than current NMI designs based solely on EEG or EMG. Previous studies have demonstrated that the activity of the sensorimotor cortex is coupled to the firing rate of motor units in lower limb muscles during voluntary contraction...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227317/co-activation-periods-of-gastrocnemius-and-vastus-lateralis-during-walking-evaluated-by-surface-electromyography
#9
Alessandro Mengarelli, Annachiara Strazza, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Annachiara Strazza, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Agnese Sbrollini, Annachiara Strazza, Laura Burattini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo
"In vivo" studies reported that the co-activation of gastrocnemius and quadriceps femoris (QF) muscles produces ACL strain values greater than those caused by an isolated activation of either muscle. Aim of this study was to assess the co-activation of gastrocnemius (lateral head, GL) and vastus lateralis (VL) in healthy and young adults during walking. To this purpose the Statistical Gait Analysis was performed, that allows a characterization of gait considering hundreds of strides belonging to the same walking trial...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227316/dynamic-knee-muscle-co-contraction-quantified-during-walking
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Annachiara Strazza, Alessandro Mengarelli, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Annachiara Strazza, Alessandro Mengarelli, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Annachiara Strazza, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz, Laura Burattini, Alessandro Mengarelli
The purpose of the present study was the quantification of the co-activation patterns of the knee extensor and flexor muscles during walking at self-selected speed and cadence. To this aim, the Statistical Gait Analysis, a recent methodology providing a statistical characterization of gait, was performed on surface EMG signals from Vastus Lateralis (VL) and Medial Hamstrings (MH) in 14 healthy young adult subjects. Muscular co-contraction was assessed as the overlapping period between activation intervals of agonist and antagonist muscles...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227246/multiple-switching-light-sources-based-motion-artifacts-reduction-in-reflectance-photoplethysmography
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Hooseok Lee, Hoon Ko, Tharoeun Thap, Jinseok Lee, Hooseok Lee, Hoon Ko, Tharoeun Thap, Jinseok Lee, Tharoeun Thap, Hoon Ko, Jinseok Lee, Hooseok Lee
We proposed a technique to eliminate motion artifacts by subtracting the two green signals with different light intensity from single green LED. We used green LED light source with a photodetector to obtain the PPG signals from the wrist. We showed that the signal subtraction with different light intensity from the same light source reduced motion artifacts, and the clean PPG signal was remained. Performance comparison was carried out in five different scenarios: stationary state, fingers movement, gripping, up-down vertically bending and left-right horizontally swinging conditions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227059/implementation-of-a-smartphone-as-a-wireless-gyroscope-platform-for-quantifying-reduced-arm-swing-in-hemiplegie-gait-with-machine-learning-classification-by-multilayer-perceptron-neural-network
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Robert LeMoyne, Timothy Mastroianni, Robert LeMoyne, Timothy Mastroianni, Robert LeMoyne, Timothy Mastroianni
Natural gait consists of synchronous and rhythmic patterns for both the lower and upper limb. People with hemiplegia can experience reduced arm swing, which can negatively impact the quality of gait. Wearable and wireless sensors, such as through a smartphone, have demonstrated the ability to quantify various features of gait. With a software application the smartphone (iPhone) can function as a wireless gyroscope platform capable of conveying a gyroscope signal recording as an email attachment by wireless connectivity to the Internet...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226960/a-robotic-exoskeleton-to-treat-crouch-gait-from-cerebral-palsy-initial-kinematic-and-neuromuscular-evaluation
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Zachary F Lerner, Diane L Damiano, Thomas C Bulea, Zachary F Lerner, Diane L Damiano, Thomas C Bulea, Diane L Damiano, Zachary F Lerner, Thomas C Bulea
A robotic exoskeleton was designed for individuals with crouch gait caused by cerebral palsy with the intent to supplement existing muscle function during walking. The aim of this study was to evaluate how powered knee extension assistance provided during stance and swing phases of the gait cycle affect knee kinematics, and knee flexor and extensor muscle activity. Muscle activity and kinematic data were collected from four individuals with crouch gait from cerebral palsy during their normal walking condition and while walking with the exoskeleton under stance, swing, and stance & swing assistance...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226959/evaluation-of-a-variable-resistance-orthotic-knee-joint
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Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour, Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour, Andrew Herbert-Copley, Natalie Baddour, Edward D Lemaire
Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) are full leg braces for individuals with knee extensor weakness, designed to support the person during weight bearing activities by preventing knee flexion. KAFOs typically result in an unnatural gait pattern and are primarily used for level ground walking. A novel variable resistance orthotic knee joint, the Ottawalk-Variable Speed (OWVS), was designed to address these limitations. This paper presents a pilot test to evaluate the OWVS functional performance during walking and stair descent...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226843/comparison-of-mean-frequency-and-median-frequency-in-evaluating-muscle-fiber-type-selection-in-varying-gait-speed-across-healthy-young-adult-individuals
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C K Chan, G Fu Timothy, C H Yeow, C K Chan, G Fu Timothy, C H Yeow, C K Chan, C H Yeow
The preferential slow and fast twitches fiber involvement in varying gait speed has not been thoroughly investigated. Attempt to classify fiber type in changing speed should be closely investigated and scrutinized as the histochemical-related experiments are cumbersome and time consuming. In addressing this issue, electromyography (EMG) is utilized to extract the muscle fiber type features by altering the muscle fatigue indices, namely mean frequency (MNF) and median frequency (MDF). Recently, there are no universal indices to determine the muscle type...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226640/characterizing-muscular-activities-using-non-negative-matrix-factorization-from-emg-channels-for-driver-swings-in-golf
#16
Yasunori Ozaki, Ryosuke Aoki, Toshitaka Kimura, Youichi Takashima, Tomohiro Yamada, Yasunori Ozaki, Ryosuke Aoki, Toshitaka Kimura, Youichi Takashima, Tomohiro Yamada, Yasunori Ozaki, Youichi Takashima, Tomohiro Yamada, Toshitaka Kimura, Ryosuke Aoki
The goal of this study is to propose a data driven approach method to characterize muscular activities of complex actions in sports such as golf from a lot of EMG channels. Two problems occur in a many channel measurement. The first problem is that it takes a lot of time to check the many channel data because of combinatorial explosion. The second problem is that it is difficult to understand muscle activities related with complex actions. To solve these problems, we propose an analysis method of multi EMG channels using Non-negative Matrix Factorization and adopt the method to driver swings in golf...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226566/quantifying-the-human-robot-interaction-forces-between-a-lower-limb-exoskeleton-and-healthy-users
#17
Ashish Rathore, Matthew Wilcox, Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez, Rui Loureiro, Tom Carlson, Ashish Rathore, Matthew Wilcox, Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez, Rui Loureiro, Tom Carlson, Rui Loureiro, Matthew Wilcox, Ashish Rathore, Tom Carlson, Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez
To counter the many disadvantages of prolonged wheelchair use, patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) are beginning to turn towards robotic exoskeletons. However, we are currently unaware of the magnitude and distribution of forces acting between the user and the exoskeleton. This is a critical issue, as SCI patients have an increased susceptibility to skin lesions and pressure ulcer development. Therefore, we developed a real-time force measuring apparatus, which was placed at the physical human-robot interface (pHRI) of a lower limb robotic exoskeleton...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226505/the-variability-of-co-activation-pattern-of-antagonist-muscles-in-human-infant-crawling
#18
Qi L Xiong, Xiao Y Wu, Nong Xiao, Si Y Zeng, Xiao L Zheng, Di Wu, Wen S Hou, Qi L Xiong, Xiao Y Wu, Nong Xiao, Si Y Zeng, Xiao L Zheng, Di Wu, Wen S Hou, Wen S Hou, Xiao L Zheng, Di Wu, Xiao Y Wu, Qi L Xiong, Nong Xiao, Si Y Zeng
Infant crawling is part of normal human gross motor development, and a 4-beat gait that involves rhythmical flexion and extension of limbs and the underlying muscle co-activation of antagonist muscle around the joint. However, detection the co-activation pattern of antagonist muscle are sparse due to the general difficulty of measuring locomotion in human infants. In this paper, sEMG of antagonist muscles and the corresponding kinematics data of limbs were collected when infants were crawling on hands and knees at their self-selected speed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224608/inter-and-intrarater-clinician-agreement-on-joint-motion-patterns-during-gait-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Angela Nieuwenhuys, Eirini Papageorgiou, Guy Molenaers, Davide Monari, Tinne de Laet, Kaat Desloovere
AIM: This study aimed to quantify the inter- and intrarater clinician agreement on joint motion patterns in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP), which were recently specified by a Delphi consensus study. It also examined whether experience with three-dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) is a prerequisite for using the patterns. METHOD: The experimental group consisted of 82 patients with CP (57 males, 25 females; uni-/bilateral CP [n=27/55]; Gross Motor Function Classification System levels I to III; mean age 9y 5mo [range 4y-18y])...
February 22, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221721/esogastric-pressure-measurement-to-assist-noninvasive-ventilation-indication-and-settings-in-infants-with-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-a-pilot-study
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Guillaume Mortamet, Sonia Khirani, Alessandro Amaddeo, Guillaume Emeriaud, Sylvain Renolleau, Brigitte Fauroux
OBJECTIVE: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in usually set on clinical parameters. The aim of the study was to assess the value of esophageal (PES ) and gastric pressure (PGAS ) measurements for the indication and optimal settings of NIV in infants with hypercapnic respiratory failure in whom the efficacy of NIV was uncertain on clinical noninvasive parameters. DESIGN: A retrospective study. PATIENT-SUBJECT SELECTION: PES and PGAS measurements were performed in seven infants <2 years old admitted in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for an acute or acute-on-chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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