An Automated System for Quantitative Analysis of Newborns' Oral-Motor Behavior and Coordination during Bottle Feeding

Tamilia, Eleonora ;   Formica, Domenico ;   Anna Maria, Visco ;   Scaini, Alberto ;   Taffoni, Fabrizio

Tags Neurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniques

In this work a novel unobtrusive technology-aided system is presented and tested for the assessment of newborns’ oral-motor behavior and...

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Artificial Nociception and Motor Responses to Pain, for Humans and Robots

Bagnato, Carlo ;   Takagi, Atsushi ;   Burdet, Etienne

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Learning and adaptionHuman performance - Sensory-motorSensory neuroprostheses - Somatosensory

This concept paper describes nociception and the role of pain in humans. Understanding the mechanisms of pain can give insight into the...

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Gait Rehabilitation with a High Tech Platform based on Virtual Reality Conveys Improvements in Walking Ability of Children Suffering from Acquired Brain Injury

Biffi, Emilia ;   Beretta, Elena ;   Diella, Eleonora ;   Panzeri, Daniele ;   Cristina, Maghini ;   Turconi, Anna Carla ;   Strazzer, Sandra ;   Reni, Gianluigi

Tags Rehabilitation - Virtual realityRehabilitation - Traumatic brain injuryRehabilitation - Locomotion

The Gait Real-time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL) is an instrumented multi-sensor platform based on immersive virtual reality for gait...

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Sensorized Graspable Devices for the Study of Motor Imitation in Infants

Baldoli, Ilaria ;   Cecchi, Francesca ;   Guzzetta, Andrea ;   Laschi, Cecilia

Tags Human performance - Sensory-motorNeurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniques

Researches regarding neonatal imitation are of great clinical interest since they can provide evidences of an innate mechanism underlying...

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Sensorized Pacifier to Quantify the Rhythmicity of Non-Nutritive Sucking: A Preliminary Study on Newborns

Grassi, Angela ;   Cecchi, Francesca ;   Guzzetta, Andrea ;   Laschi, Cecilia

Tags Human performance - Sensory-motorNeurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniques

Non-nutritive sucking (NNS) is one of the most significant spontaneous actions of infants. The suction/expression rhythmicity of NNS remains...

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Sensorized Toys for Measuring Manipulation Capabilities of Infants at Home

Passetti, Giovanni ;   Cecchi, Francesca ;   Baldoli, Ilaria ;   Sgandurra, Giuseppina ;   Beani, Elena ;   Cioni, Giovanni ;   Laschi, Cecilia ;   Dario, Paolo

Tags Human performance - Sensory-motorNeurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniques

Preterm infants spend less time exploring objects. The quantitative measurement of grasping actions and forces in infants can give insights...

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