A Computer Vision based Candidate for Functional Balance Test

Nalci, Alican ;   Khodamoradi, Alireza ;   Balkan, Ozgur ;   Nahab, Fatta ;   Garudadri, Harinath

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Postural and balanceHuman performanceHuman performance - Engineering

Balance in humans is a motor skill based on complex multimodal sensing, processing and control. Ability to maintain balance in activities of daily...

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A Wearable Vibrotactile Device for Upper-Limb Bilateral Motion Training in Stroke Rehabilitation: A Case Study

Hung, Chai-Ting ;   Croft, Elizabeth Anne ;   Van der Loos, H. F. Machiel

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsRehabilitation - Wearable systemsRehabilitation - Stroke

Real-time feedback is essential for motor learning. Automated feedback is especially valuable for at-home stroke rehabilitation in the absence...

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Analysis of Neck Muscle Activity and Comparison of Head Movement and Body Movement during Rotational Motion

Sirikantharajah, Shahini ;   Valter McConville, Kristiina M. ;   Zolfaghari, Nika

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsNeuromuscular systems - Postural and balanceRehabilitation - Mobility (wheelchair, driving, etc.)

The neck is a very delicate part of the body that is highly prone to whiplash injuries, during jerk. A lot of the research relating to...

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Decomposing Time Series Data by a Non-Negative Matrix Factorization Algorithm with Temporally Constrained Coefficients

Cheung, Vincent CK ;   Devarajan, Karthik ;   Severini, Giacomo ;   Turolla, Andrea ;   Bonato, Paolo

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsNeuromuscular systems - EMG modelsNeural signals - Blind source separation (PCA, ICA, etc.)

The non-negative matrix factorization algorithm (NMF) decomposes a data matrix into a set of non-negative basis vectors, each scaled by a...

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Development of a Method to Quantify Inter-Limb Coupling in Individuals with Hemiparetic Stroke

Hawe, Rachel ;   Dewald, Julius P. A.

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeuromuscular systems - Central mechanismsNeurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniques

A common motor deficit in individuals post-stroke is altered interlimb coupling. Efforts at one extremity can cause involuntary muscle activity...

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Does the Global Temporal Activation Differ in Triceps Surae during Standing Balance?

Vieira dos Anjos, Fabio ;   Fontanella, Flavia ;   Gazzoni, Marco ;   Vieira, Taian

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Postural and balanceNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsMotor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systems

One of the most important muscular groups which contribute to maintain standing balance is triceps surae. However, it is unclear whether the...

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Effect of Handedness on Muscle Synergies during Upper Limb Planar Movements

Duthilleul, Nicolas ;   Pirondini, Elvira ;   Coscia, Martina ;   Micera, Silvestro

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Central mechanismsNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsHuman performance - Sensory-motor

Handedness is a prominent but poorly understood aspect of human motor performances. Despite it is generally accepted that it results from...

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Effects of Prosthesis use on the Capability to Control Myoelectric Robotic Prosthetic Hands

Atzori, Manfredo ;   Mittaz Hager, Anne-Gabrielle ;   Elsig, Simone ;   Giatsidis, Giorgio ;   Bassetto, Franco ;   Müller, Henning

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Learning and adaptionNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsRehabilitation

The natural control of robotic prosthetic hands with non-invasive techniques is still a challenge: myoelectric prostheses currently give some...

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FNIRS Measure of Transitive and Intransitive Gesture Execution, Observation and Imagination in Ecological Setting: A Pilot Study

Vanutelli, Maria Elide ;   Cortesi, Livia ;   Molteni, Erika ;   Balconi, Michela

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsBrain physiology and modeling - Sensory-motorBrain functional imaging - NIR

To explore the presence of differential cortical hemodynamic activations related to cognitive components of actions, we performed a fNIRS...

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High Density EMG Investigation of H-Reflex Distribution Over the Soleus Muscle

Botter, Alberto ;   Vazzoler, Ivan ;   Vieira, Taian

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Peripheral mechanismsNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsHuman performance - Sensory-motor

The spatial distribution of H-reflexes over soleus muscle was investigated through High-Density EMG in five healthy subjects. The posterior...

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Intermittent Appearances of Saddle-Type Hyperbolic Dynamics during Human Stick Balancing on a Manually Controlled Cart

Yoshikawa, Naoya ;   Suzuki, Yasuyuki ;   Kiyono, Ken ;   Nomura, Taishin

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Postural and balanceMotor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeuromuscular systems - Learning and adaption

Stabilization of an inverted pendulum on a manually controlled cart (cart-inverted pendulum; CIP), analogous to human fingertip stick balancing,...

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Motor Control Strategies in the Bimanual Stabilization of an Unstable Virtual Tool

Avila Mireles, Edwin Johnatan ;   De Santis, Dalia ;   Squeri, Valentina ;   Morasso, Pietro ;   Zenzeri, Jacopo

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsNeuromuscular systems - Learning and adaption

Previous works have shown that, when dealing with instabilities in a bimanual manipulation paradigm, humans modulate the stiffness of the arms...

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Muscle Fatigue Estimation with Twitch Force Derived from Semg Peaks

Youngjin, Na ;   Lee, Hae-Dong ;   Kim, Jung

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsHuman performance - FatigueRehabilitation - Musculoskeletal

We propose a new method – twitch force – for estimation of the muscle behavior during voluntary contraction for assessing localized muscle...

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Phantom Movements from Physiologically Inappropriate Muscles: A Case Study with a High Transhumeral Amputee

Gade, Julie ;   Hugosdottir, Rosa ;   Kamavuako, Ernest Nlandu

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsRehabilitationRehabilitation - Virtual reality

Individuals with high-level amputation have a great need for functional prostheses because of their vast functional deficits. Conventional...

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Time to Boundary Function to Assess Upright Stance in Blind Children

D'Anna, Carmen ;   Gazzellini, Simone ;   Petrarca, Maurizio ;   Vasco, Gessica ;   Castelli, Enrico ;   Schmid, Maurizio ;   Conforto, Silvia

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Postural and balance

The goal of this preliminary study was to assess the difference in postural stability between blind and sighted children using the Time to...

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