Assessment of the Contralesional Corticospinal Tract in Early-Onset Pediatric Hemiplegia: Preliminary Findings

Hawe, Rachel ;   Dewald, Julius P. A.

Tags Neurological disorders - MechanismsNeurological disorders - Stroke

While pediatric hemiplegia results from a unilateral lesion, the immature state of the brain at the time of injury increases the likelihood of...

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High-Density Surface EMG Decomposition Allows for Recording of Motor Unit Discharge from Proximal and Distal Flexion Synergy Muscles Simultaneously in Individuals with Stroke

Miller, Laura C. ;   Thompson, Christopher K. ;   Negro, Francesco ;   Heckman, CJ ;   Farina, Dario ;   Dewald, Julius P. A.

Tags Neurological disorders - StrokeNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsNeural signal processing

Analysis of motor unit discharge can provide insight into the neural control of movement in healthy and pathological states, but it is typically...

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Objective Quantification of Upper Extremity Motor Functions in Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale Test

Jia, Xiaoqing ;   Duroseau, Nathalie ;   Chan, Vivian ;   Ciraco, Christina ;   Wang, Rui ;   Mostafa-Nia, Sarah ;   Ho, Kayla ;   Govindavari, John Paul ;   Delgosha, Farshid ;   Chan, Thomas ;   Pergament, Kathleen ;   Krishnamachari, Bhuma ;   Farajidavar, Aydin

Tags Neurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesWearable systems for neurorehabilitation - Functional assessmentWearable systems for neurorehabilitation - Decoding algorithms

Two tri-axial accelerometers were placed on the wrists (one on each hand) of the patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and a non-PD...

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Quantitative Assessment of Post-Concussion Syndrome Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Using Robotic Technology

Subbian, Vignesh ;   Meunier, Jason ;   Korfhagen, Joseph ;   Ratcliff, Jonathan ;   Shaw, George ;   Beyette, Fred R

Tags Neurological disorders - Traumatic brain injuryNeurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesHuman performance - Sensory-motor

Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is a common sequelae of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Currently, there is no reliable test to determine...

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Submovements During Reaching Movements after Stroke

Simo, Lucia ;   Piovesan, Davide ;   Laczko, Jozsef ;   Ghez, Claude ;   Scheidt, Robert A.

Tags Neurological disorders - StrokeMotor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsHuman performance - Sensory-motor

Neurological deficits after cerebrovascular accidents very frequently disrupt the kinematics of voluntary movements with the consequent...

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The Arm Motion Detection (AMD) Test

Bengtson, Maria ;   Mrotek, Leigh ;   Stoeckmann, Tina ;   Ghez, Claude ;   Scheidt, Robert A.

Tags Neurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesHuman performance - Sensory-motorNeurological disorders - Stroke

Stroke can lead to sensory deficits that impair functional control of arm movements. Here we describe a simple test of arm motion detection...

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