Detecting Neuropathy Using Measures of Motor Unit Activation Extracted from Standard Concentric Needle Electromyographic Signals

Abdelmaseeh, Meena ;   Smith, Benn ;   Stashuk, Daniel William

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG modelsNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsNeuromuscular systems - Peripheral mechanisms

Objective: Motor unit loss associated with neuropathic disorders affects motor unit activation. Quantitative electromyographic (EMG) features...

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Effect of Arm Dominance on Long-Latency Stabilizing Reflex Gain during Posture

Walker, Elise Hope Eccles ;   Perreault, Eric

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeuromuscular systems - Postural and balanceHuman performance - Sensory-motor

Handedness has been proposed as a laterality of motor control specialization: the dominant limb specializes in controlling limb trajectory using...

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Human Balance Responses to Perturbations in the Horizontal Plane

Fritschi, Michael ;   Jelinek, Herbert Franz ;   McGloughlin, Tim ;   Khalaf, Kinda ;   Khandoker, Ahsan Habib ;   Vallery, Heike

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Postural and balanceHuman performance - Vestibular functionsWearable systems for neurorehabilitation - Balance control

Human balance strategies during standing have been studied extensively. Most of these studies rely on perturbations to the feet, for example...

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Locomotion Mode Identification for Lower Limbs Using Neuromuscular and Joint Kinematic Signals

Afzal, Taimoor ;   White, Gannon ;   Wright, Andrew ;   Iqbal, Kamran

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsNeural signal processingHuman performance - Activities of daily living

Recent development in lower limb prosthetics has seen an emergence of powered prosthesis that have the capability to operate in different...

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Modular Control of Movement and Posture by the Corticospinal Alpha-Gamma Motor Systems

Li, Si ;   He, Xin ;   Lan, Ning

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Computational modelingNeuromuscular systems - Central mechanismsMotor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systems

It is widely assumed that neural control of movement is carried out by the alpha motor system sufficiently. The role of the gamma motor...

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Modulation of Ankle Stiffness During Postural Sway

Lang, Christopher ;   Kearney, Robert Edward

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Postural and balanceNeuromuscular systems - Central mechanisms

Ankle stiffness is a nonlinear, time-varying system which contributes to the control of human upright stance. This study sought to examine...

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