Evaluating Post-Stroke Reaching on the ACT3D: Insights into Reflex and Synergy-Related Elbow Muscle Contributions

Ellis, Michael ;   Schut, Ingrid ;   Dewald, Julius P. A.

Tags Neurological disorders - StrokeNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsHuman performance - Sensory-motor

Reaching range of motion decreases as a function of abduction loading in individuals with chronic stroke. Here we expand the investigation of...

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Quantifying Altered Neuromuscular Coordination During Hand Opening in Persons with Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

Stahl, Victoria ;   Hayes, Heather ;   Wolf, Steven L ;   Trumbower, Randy

Tags Neurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsHuman performance - Sensory-motor

Hand opening is considerably limited after cervical incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Although neural reorganization allows for recovery of...

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Quantitative Assessment of Post-Stroke Proprioception Using Robotics

Semrau, Jennifer ;   Herter, Troy ;   Scott, Stephen H. ;   Dukelow, Sean P.

Tags Neurological disorders - StrokeHuman performance - Sensory-motor

Proprioception is the sense of the relative position of parts of the body and the strength of effort being employed in movement. Herein we...

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The Use of the Startle Reflex As a Probe of Motor Planning and Reticulospinal Function in Patient Populations

Honeycutt, Claire ;   Perreault, Eric

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeuromuscular systems - Learning and adaptionNeurological disorders - Stroke

When a startling acoustic stimulus is presented during a state of motor planning, it triggers the involuntary release of the planned movement...

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