An Analysis of Physiological Signals as a Measure of Task Engagement in a Multi-Limb-Coordination Motor-Learning Task

Murray, Spencer ;   Goldfarb, Michael

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsRehabilitation - StrokeNeurological disorders - Stroke

There is widespread agreement in the physical rehabilitation community that task engagement is essential to effective neuromuscular recovery....

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Design and Characterization of a Powered Elbow Prosthesis

Bennett, Daniel ;   Goldfarb, Michael ;   Mitchell, Jason

Tags Robotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prosthetics

This paper describes the design of a powered elbow prosthesis, which incorporates a belt and cable drive transmission with a brushless DC...

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Design and Performance Characterization of a Hand Orthosis Prototype to Aid Activities of Daily Living in a Post-Stroke Population

Gasser, Benjamin W. ;   Goldfarb, Michael

Tags Wearable robotic systems: orthoticsRobotics: orthotics

This paper presents the design of a hand orthosis prototype intended to assist persons with hand paresis, as a result of stroke, perform...

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Metabolics of Stair Ascent with a Powered Transfemoral Prosthesis

Ledoux, Elissa Danielle ;   Lawson, Brian ;   Shultz, Amanda ;   Bartlett, Harrison Logan ;   Goldfarb, Michael

Tags Biomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedicsRobotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prosthetics

This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a powered knee and ankle prosthesis for stair ascent through a metabolic assessment comparing...

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Preliminary Assessment of Variable Geometry Stair Ascent and Descent with a Powered Lower Limb Orthosis for Individuals with Paraplegia

Ekelem, Andrew ;   Murray, Spencer ;   Goldfarb, Michael

Tags Rehabilitation - Wearable systemsRehabilitation - RoboticsRehabilitation - Spinal injury

This paper describes a controller for a lower-limb exoskeleton that enables variable-geometry stair ascent and descent for persons with...

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Walking on Uneven Terrain with a Powered Ankle Prosthesis: A Preliminary Assessment

Shultz, Amanda ;   Lawson, Brian ;   Goldfarb, Michael

Tags Robotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prosthetics

A successful walking gait with a powered prosthesis depends heavily on proper timing of power delivery, or push-off. This paper describes a...

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