A Non-ZUPT Gait Reconstruction Method for Ankle Sensors

Wu, Xiaoxu ;   Wang, Yan ;   Pottie, Greg

Tags Human performance - GaitHuman performance - Modelling and predictionWearable systems for neurorehabilitation

Monitoring lower body motion, especially gait pattern, using low cost Inertial Measurement Units on a daily basis is becoming critically important...

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A Preliminary Study on Evaluation of Circumduction Movement During Gait with Wireless Inertial Sensors

Shiotani, Maho ;   Watanabe, Takashi

Tags Human performance - GaitWearable systems for neurorehabilitation - Functional assessment

Recently, inertial sensors have been used to measure human movements for the purpose of rehabilitation. In evaluation of motor function for...

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A Simple Calibration for Upper Limb Motion Tracking and Reconstruction

Wang, Yan ;   Xu, James ;   Wu, Xiaoxu ;   Pottie, Greg ;   Kaiser, William

Tags Human performance - Activities of daily livingHuman performance - Modelling and predictionWearable systems for neurorehabilitation

This paper extends the work of inertial sensor based upper limb motion tracking by introducing a simple calibration method to automatically...

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An Approach to Measure Wheelchair Stability. Concept and Benefits

Stefanov, Dimitar ;   Pasco, Damien

Tags Human performance - Modelling and predictionHuman performance - Ergonomics and human factorsHuman performance - Engineering

Wheelchair stability is dependent on user's body characteristics that can shift significantly the original center of mass in the cases of limb...

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An Indirect Method to Estimate the Force Output of Triceps Surae Muscle

Li, Jizhou ;   Zhou, Yongjin ;   Zheng, Yong-Ping

Tags Human performance - Modelling and predictionHuman performance - Activities of daily livingHuman performance - Engineering

Estimation of force output generated by human muscle is an essential routine of clinical rehabilitation assessment, and could provide...

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Brain Biomarkers Based Assessment of Cognitive Workload in Pilots under Various Task Demands

Gentili, Rodolphe ;   Rietschel, Jeremy ;   Jaquess, Kyle ;   Lo, Li-Chuan ;   Prevost, Michael ;   Miller, Matt ;   Mohler, Jessica ;   Oh, Hyuk ;   Tan, Ying Ying ;   Hatfield, Bradley

Tags Human performanceHuman performance - CognitionHuman performance - Ergonomics and human factors

Cognitive workload is an important element of cognitive-motor performance such as that exhibited during the piloting of an aircraft. Namely,...

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Classifying and Predicting Endurance Outcomes of ? 2-Adrenergic Agonist Intervention in Spinal Cord Injury

Brown, Geoffrey ;   Duffell, Lynsey Diane ;   Mirbagheri, Mehdi

Tags Human performance - Modelling and predictionHuman performance - GaitHuman performance - Engineering

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a traumatic condition that can lead to both functional and neuromuscular impairments. Spasticity in the muscles...

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Designing Auditory Cues for Parkinson's Disease Gait Rehabilitation

Cancela, Jorge ;   Moreno Gonzalez, Eugenio ;   Arredondo, María Teresa ;   Bonato, Paolo

Tags Human performance - GaitNeuromuscular systems - Learning and adaptionHuman performance - Activities of daily living

Recent works have proved that Parkinson's disease (PD) patients can be largely benefit by performing rehabilitation exercises based on audio...

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EEG-Based Event Detection Using Optimized Echo State Networks with Leaky Integrator Neurons

Ayyagari, Sudhanshu ;   Jones, Richard D. ;   Weddell, Stephen J.

Tags Human performance - DrivingHuman performance - Fatigue

This study investigates the classification ability of linear and nonlinear classifiers on biological signals using the electroencephalogram (EEG)...

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Effects of Contraction Path and Velocity on the Coordination of Hand Muscles During a Three-Digit Force Production Task

He, Jiayuan ;   Sheng, Xinjun ;   Zhang, Dingguo ;   Zhu, Xiangyang

Tags Human performanceHuman performance - EngineeringNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applications

Though many studies indicated that the behavior of single muscle was different between contraction and relaxation, the effect of contraction...

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Evaluation of the Performance of an Experimental Somnolence Quantification System in Terms of Reaction Times and Lapses

Francois, Clementine ;   Wertz, Jerome ;   Kirkove, Murielle ;   Verly, Jacques

Tags Human performance - Drowsiness and microsleepsHuman performance - EngineeringHuman performance

Somnolence is known to be a major cause of various types of accidents, and ocular parameters are recognized to be reliable physiological...

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Judging Hardness of an Object from the Sounds of Tapping Created by a White Cane

Nunokawa, Kiyohiko ;   Seki, Yoshikazu ;   Ino, Shuichi ;   Doi, Kouki

Tags Human performance - Activities of daily livingHuman performanceHuman performance - Ergonomics and human factors

The white cane plays an important role in the mobility support of the visually impaired walking alone. The target attribute recognition by the...

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Mechanomyography Energy Decreases During Muscular Fatigue in Paraplegics

Krueger, Eddy ;   Scheeren, Eduardo Mendonça ;   Nogueira-Neto, Guilherme ;   Nohama, Percy

Tags Human performance - FatigueMotor neuroprostheses - Neuromuscular stimulationNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applications

The present work investigated the response of triaxial MMG signals acquired from the rectus femoris muscle of spinal cord injured volunteers...

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Quantification of Human Movement for Assessment in Automated Exercise Coaching

Hagler, Stuart ;   Jimison, Holly ;   Bajcsy, Ruzena ;   Pavel, Michael

Tags Human performance - Modelling and predictionHuman performance - GaitHuman performance - Activities of daily living

Quantification of human movement is a challenge in many areas, ranging from physical therapy to robotics. We quantify of human movement for...

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Severity of Spine Malalignment on Center of Pressure Progression During Level Walking in Subjects with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Jen-Suh, Chern

Tags Human performance - GaitHuman performance - EngineeringMotor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systems

Center of pressure (CoP) progression during level walking in subjects with Adolescents Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) was measured. Participants...

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Slacking in the Context of Agent-Based Assessment in Virtual Rehabilitation Systems

Coffey, Aodhan Liam ;   Ward, Tomas

Tags Human performance - Modelling and predictionHuman performance - Activities of daily living

developing new approaches to rehabilitation is critical towards realizing affordable and effective treatment after stroke. Ideally we would like...

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Smart Adaptable System for Older Adults' Daily Life Activities Management - the ABLE Platform

Giokas, Kostas ;   Anastasiou, Athanasios ;   Tsirmpas, Charalampos ;   Koutsouri, Georgia ;   Koutsouris, Dimitrios ;   Iliopoulou, Dimitra ;   Anastasiou, Athanasios

Tags Human performance - Activities of daily living

In this paper we propose a system (ABLE) that will act as the main platform for a number of low-cost, mature technologies that will be...

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Surface Electromyographic Control of Speech Synthesis

Cler, Meredith ;   Nieto-Castanon, Alfonso ;   Guenther, Frank ;   Stepp, Cara

Tags Human performance - SpeechHuman performance - Sensory-motorNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applications

Individuals with very high spinal cord injuries (e.g. C1-C3) may be ventilator-dependent and therefore unable to support speech breathing....

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Using S-Transform in EEG Analysis for Measuring an Alert versus Mental Fatigue State

Tran, Yvonne ;   Thuraisingham, Ranjit ;   University of Technology Sydney ;   The University of Sydney ;   The University of Sydney ;   University of Technology, Sydney

Tags Human performance - FatigueNeural signal processingBrain physiology and modeling

This paper presents research that investigated the effects of mental fatigue on brain activity using electroencephalogram (EEG) signals....

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Variability in Responsiveness to Interventions in People with Spinal Cord Injury: Do Some Respond Better Than Others?

Duffell, Lynsey Diane ;   Niu, Xun ;   Brown, Geoffrey ;   Mirbagheri, Mehdi

Tags Human performance - Activities of daily livingNeuromuscular systems - LocomotionHuman performance - Gait

Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in significant impairments in function and ankle joint spasticity is a common secondary complication. Various...

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Within Trial Validation and Reliability of a Single Tri-Axial Accelerometer for Gait Assessment

Godfrey, Alan ;   Del Din, Silvia ;   Barry, Gillian ;   Mathers, John ;   Rochester, Lynn

Tags Human performance - GaitHuman performance - Activities of daily livingWearable systems for neurorehabilitation - Functional assessment

Gait is a sensitive biomarker of decline in both cognitive and physical function. Therefore, the collection of gait data is an important feature...

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