A Development of the Robot Hand Grasping Force Display Which Supports the Disability

Iwaki, Tomohiro ;   Magatani, Kazushige

Tags Rehabilitation - Wearable systemsRehabilitation - Robotics

SEMG is an electrical signal associated with the activation of the muscle. Various artificial hands and robot hands which act according to SEMG...

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A Method for Recording Electroencephalography during Cyclical Movements with a Motion Platform

Schlink, Bryan ;   Oliveira, Anderson ;   Jacobs, Daniel ;   König, Peter ;   Hairston, W. David ;   Ferris, Daniel

Tags Brain functional imaging - EEGNeural signals - Spectral analysisNeuromuscular systems - Locomotion

The aim of this study was to develop a benchmark for evaluating EEG systems for use in experiments with human movement. This was...

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Acute Peripheral Nerve Signal Recording using Flexible Penetrating Microelectrode Array Integrated with Interconnection Cable

Byun, Donghak ;   Oh, Keonghwan ;   Yoo, Minsu ;   Song, Kang-Il ;   Min, Joongkee ;   Kim, Sohee

Tags Neural interfaces - Implantable systemsNeural interfaces - Microsystems and microfabricationNeural interfaces - Microelectrode technology

In the present study, we demonstrate the feasibility of the flexible penetrating microelectrode arrays integrated with interconnection cables...

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An Emergency Call System for Patients with Severe ALS using Less-Stimulating SSVEP-Based Brain Switch

Lim, Jeong-Hwan ;   Kim, Yong-Wook ;   Han, Chang-Hee ;   Cha, Ho-Seung ;   Im, Chang-Hwan

Tags Brain-computer/machine interface

In the present study, we developed an emergency call system for patients with severe amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using a...

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Animation Effects Challenge Intention Decoding from EEG in Active Visual Search

Uscumlic, Marija ;   Blankertz, Benjamin

Tags Brain-computer/machine interface

Motivated by the non-stationarity of our natural visual environment, we demonstrate that dynamic visual scenes challenge EEG-based intention...

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Anti-Oxidant Coatings Improve Intracortical Microelectrode Performance

Keene, Jennifer ;   Capadona, Jeffrey

Tags Neural interfaces - Tissue-electrode interfaceNeural interfaces - BiomaterialsNeural interfaces - Cellular

Neuroinflammatory mechanisms limit the performance of intracortical microelectrodes in rehabilitation applications. A common connection between...

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Assessment of Users' Cognitive Engagement during Passive and Active Exercises for Neurorehabilitation using NIRS

Han, Chang-Hee ;   Hwang, Han-Jeong ;   Lim, Jeong-Hwan ;   Im, Chang-Hwan

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsRehabilitationNeural signal processing

In this study, we evaluated and classified hemodynamic responses induced by conventional passive exercise for neurorehabilitation and combined...

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Binarized Event-Related Potentials

Horie, Ryota ;   Noriki, Ito

Tags Brain functional imaging - Evoked potentialsBrain functional imaging - EEGBrain functional imaging

In the generation mechanism of EEG, which part of dendrites (surface or depth) in pyramidal neurons receives excitatory postsynaptic...

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Brain Training System using Electroencephalography (EEG) Technology

Lin, Pei-Jung ;   Chen, Young-Quan ;   Wu, Jian-He ;   Xu, Min-Sheng

Tags Brain-computer/machine interfaceBrain functional imaging - EEGHuman performance - Engineering

This study used NeuroSky MindWave electroencephalogram (EEG) headset device to detect and record test subjects’ EEGs. Three sets of...

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Brain-Computer Interface based on Somatosensory Evoked Potential using Braille Display

Hori, Junichi

Tags Brain-computer/machine interfaceSensory neuroprostheses - SomatosensoryBrain physiology and modeling - Sensory-motor

A brain-computer interface using a somatosensory evoked potential induced by a tactile stimulus is investigated in this paper. For BCI, visual...

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Changes in the Timing of Muscle Activations during Exoskeleton-Assisted Gait

De Luca, Alice ;   Liporati, Fabio ;   Lentino, Carmelo ;   Checchia, Giovanni Antonio ;   Leoncini, Clara ;   Mandraccia, Sergio ;   Rossi, Laura ;   Gamba, Simona ;   Massone, Antonino ;   Casadio, Maura

Tags Rehabilitation - RoboticsHuman performance - GaitNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applications

Robotic devices are used for gait assistance and rehabilitation, but there is still limited knowledge about the effects of these devices on...

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Correlation between Sleep Spindles and Sleep Structure

Choi, Sangho ;   Yoon, Heenam ;   Jung, Dawoon ;   Han, Chung Min ;   Hwang, Suhwan ;   Joo, Kwangmin ;   Choi, Jaewon ;   Lee, Yujin ;   Jeong, Do-Un ;   Park, Kwang S.

Tags Brain physiology and modeling - Sleep

Sleep spindles are hallmarks of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. Previous studies have investigated the functions of spindles, such as...

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Detection of Motion Aftereffect Direction Specific Response using Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials

Arimitsu, Shiori ;   Momose, Keiko

Tags Brain functional imaging - Evoked potentials

The effect of motion velocity on direction specific response in SSVEP was investigated. Test stimulus was 12 sec oscillating vertical sinusoidal...

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Detection of Neuromuscular Response in Gait Perturbation: A Potential Application in Overground Gait Rehabilitation

Choi, Junhyuk ;   Chung, Sang Hun ;   Kim, Yeonghun ;   Kang, Hyolim ;   Lee, Jong Min ;   Kim, Seung-Jong ;   Kim, Hyungmin

Tags Neural signal processingBrain-computer/machine interfaceRehabilitation - Locomotion

In order to investigate the neuromuscular response due to gait perturbation, electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG) were...

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Development of Game Controller for Voice Output Game System

Kawachi, Ryosuke ;   Niikawa, Takuya ;   Maeda, Yoshinobu

Tags Human performance - Ergonomics and human factorsHuman performance - Activities of daily livingHuman performance - Engineering

In this study, in order to allow both visually impaired and sighted persons to play a game, we developed a voice output game system. In...

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EEG-Based Neurocinematics: Potential Brain Indices for Rating Films

Cha, Ho-Seung ;   Chang, Won-Du ;   Shin, Young-Seok ;   Jang, DongPyo ;   Im, Chang-Hwan

Tags Human performance - CognitionNeural signals - Time-frequency analysisBrain functional imaging - EEG

Neurocinematics is an emerging research discipline that studies audiences’ cognitive and affective responses to cinematic stimuli. To date,...

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Effects of Reward and Penalty Associated with Driving Performance on Maintenance of Car Driver's Alertness

Kondo, Yuki ;   Hirata, Yutaka

Tags Human performance - DrivingHuman performance - Sensory-motorHuman performance - Engineering

Maintaining alertness of car drivers is crucial to prevent fatal car accidents caused by sleepy drivers. Some sensory stimuli such as auditory...

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ERD Detection Rate Increases When using EEG between Ear and Scalp

Adachi, Shinobu ;   Bounyong, Souksakhone ;   Ozawa, Jun

Tags Neural interfaces - Bioelectric sensors

A new technique for measuring ERD was developed, in which EEG sensors were placed in the ear canal and on the scalp. A healthy adult...

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Feature Extraction Methods using Lower-Limb Electromyogram Signals for Intention Recognition of Gait Initiation

Chung, Sang Hun ;   Kim, Yeonghun ;   Kim, Hyungmin ;   Hwang, Yoha ;   Kim, Seung-Jong ;   An, Jinung ;   Lee, Jong Min

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsHuman performance - GaitRehabilitation - Stroke

Recognition of the intention of gait initiation is important as a cue signal of the first step in lower-limb exoskeleton gait control from...

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Field Distribution Model of Transcranial Static Magnetic Stimulation

Kroch, Gabriel Moshe ;   Goetz, Stefan ;   Bernabei, John ;   Deng, Zhi-De ;   Lee, Won Hee ;   Peterchev, Angel V

Tags Neural stimulationNeural stimulation - Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)Neural interfaces - Stimulator technology

Transcranial static magnetic stimulation (tSMS) has recently been demonstrated as a non-invasive brain stimulation method. Using finite element...

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Haptically Induced EMG Patterns for Upper Limb Neuromuscular Evaluation

Avila Mireles, Edwin Johnatan ;   Ruiz-Sanchez, Francisco Jose ;   García Salazar, Octavio

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsRehabilitation - RoboticsHuman performance - Engineering

In this paper, we present the upper-limb sEMG signals induced by a kinesthetic stimulation, provided by a haptic device in a guiding mode, with...

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Hybrid Control of Force and Position in a Dragging Task

Pasquinelli, Cristina ;   De Santis, Dalia ;   Squeri, Valentina ;   Morasso, Pietro ;   Casadio, Maura

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsHuman performance - Sensory-motorNeuromuscular systems - Central mechanisms

A debated question in motor control is how subjects control force and position simultaneously. With the goal to address this issue, we...

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Influence of Noisy Reference Signals on Selective Attention Decoding

Aroudi, Ali ;   Mirkovic, Bojana ;   De Vos, Maarten ;   Doclo, Simon

Tags Brain-computer/machine interfaceNeural signal processing

In a recently proposed method for selective attention decoding [1] using electroencephalography (EEG) recordings the clean speech signals of...

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Inhibition of Innate Immune Receptors to Enhance Intracortical Microelectrode Integration and Stability

Hermann, John ;   Ravikumar, Madhumitha ;   Capadona, Jeffrey

Tags Neural interfaces - Tissue-electrode interfaceNeural interfaces - CellularNeural interfaces - Biomaterials

Neuroinflammatory mechanisms limit the performance of intracortical microelectrodes in rehabilitation applications. The innate immune receptor...

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Inter-Hemispheric Neural Excitations of Visual Cortices in Response to Electrical Microstimuli in Mice in Vivo

Futami, Shigetoshi ;   Fehevari, Tamas ;   Yagi, Tetsuya ;   Hayashida, Yuki

Tags Sensory neuroprostheses - VisualNeural stimulationBrain functional imaging - Spatial-temporal dynamics

Understanding transcallosal signaling induced by electrical stimuli to a hemispheric cortex would be of essential importance for developing...

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Laminar Pattern Classification of Beta Oscillation Recorded from the Motor Cortex with a Chronic 3D Electrode Array

Qian, Kai ;   Balasubramanian, Karthikeyan ;   Hatsopoulos, Nicholas ;   Takahashi, Kazutaka

Tags Brain physiology and modeling - Neural dynamics and computationNeural interfaces - Bioelectric sensorsNeural interfaces - Implantable systems

Chronically Implanting a 3D electrode array, Matrix arrayTM to the primary motor cortex of a macaque monkey, we performed a classification of...

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Learning an Internal Model of Myoelectric Prostheses to Improve Accuracy of Grasping Force: The Importance of a Vibrotactile Feedback

De Nunzio, Alessandro Marco ;   Lemling, Sabrina ;   Markovic, Marko ;   Dosen, Strahinja ;   Schweisfurth, Meike Annika ;   Hartmann, Cornelia ;   Graimann, Bernhard ;   Farina, Dario

Tags Sensory neuroprostheses - SomatosensoryMotor neuroprostheses - ProsthesesMotor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systems

This study aimed at evaluating the accuracy and precision of the grasping force control, exerted through a myoelectric hand prosthesis,...

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Modelling of Different Locomotion Patterns of C. Elegans

Skandari, Roghieh ;   Iino, Yuichi ;   Manton, Jonathan

Tags Neural stimulationNeuromuscular systems - LocomotionNeuromuscular systems - Computational modeling

C. elegans are capable of a variety of different movement patterns. Other papers have devised simple models for explaining particular...

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Monitoring Mental Workload and Position Errors for Rehabilitation with Haptic Device and Virtual Reality

D'Andrea, Antonio ;   Tonin, Luca ;   Pereira, Michael ;   Millán, José del R. ;   Oboe, Roberto ;   Reggiani, Monica

Tags Rehabilitation - Virtual realityBrain functional imaging - EEGRehabilitation - Robotics

In this work we combine electroencephalography (EEG) signals analysis and a rehabilitation device using haptic and virtual reality to assess...

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Muscle Synergies and Kinematics in Subjects with Multiple Sclerosis

Pellegrino, Laura ;   Coscia, Martina ;   Muller, Margit ;   Solaro, Claudio ;   Casadio, Maura

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsRehabilitationNeurological disorders

The goal of this study was to identify how changes in the organization of muscle synergies determine the impairment and the residual abilities...

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Neural Correlates of Relevant Stimuli Processing for Brain Computer Interfaces

Acqualagna, Laura ;   Blankertz, Benjamin

Tags Brain-computer/machine interfaceNeural signal processingNeural signals - Detection of transient events

The transfer of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology to non-medical application in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) such as Information...

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Neurorobot System "Vitroid" as a Model for Small Brain Circuit

Kudoh, Suguru ;   Minoshima, Wataru ;   Ito, Hidekatsu

Tags Brain physiology and modeling - Neural circuitsMotor neuroprostheses - ProsthesesNeural interfaces - Microelectrode technology

Toward neuroprosthetic technology, a simple model system for interaction between brain circuit and outer environment is required. For this...

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Partial Anisotropy in an Anatomically Realistic Volume Conductor Model of Deep Brain Stimulation in the Hemiparkinsonian Rat

Böhme, Andrea ;   Schmidt, Christian ;   van Rienen, Ursula

Tags Neural stimulation - Deep brain

Description of the development of a heterogeneous and partial anisotropic volume conductor model for the simulation of deep brain stimulation...

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Pharmacologically Induced Laminar Oscillations Recorded in Vivo using 3D Arrays

Smith, Graham ;   Balasubramanian, Karthikeyan ;   Takahashi, Kazutaka ;   Hatsopoulos, Nicholas

Tags Neural signal processingNeural interfaces - Implantable systemsBrain physiology and modeling - Neural dynamics and computation

Understanding the effect of pharmacological drugs on the oscillations at different layers of sensorimotor regions, and the interactions...

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Pilot Evaluation of New Sensorised Orthoses for Upper-Limb Treatment and Functional Monitoring

Garavaglia, Lorenzo ;   Ceriotti, Carlo ;   Lazzari, Fabio ;   Passaretti, Francesca ;   Pittaccio, Simone

Tags Rehabilitation - Wearable systemsRehabilitation - StrokeHuman performance

The rehabilitation of patients affected by upper-limb disability as a consequence of upper-motor-neuron insults usually includes the...

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Posture Control Strategy Analysis on Movable Declined Floor

Chiba, Ryosuke ;   Takakusaki, Kaoru ;   Ota, Jun

Tags Neuromuscular systems - Postural and balanceNeuromuscular systems - Learning and adaptionNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applications

In this study, we investigate the posture control on a flat and an inclined floor with outer force and discuss the strategy changing by...

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Predicting Clinical Dyskinesia Scores from Head Motion Tracking

Li, Michael Hong Gang ;   Ashraf, Ahmed ;   Mestre, Tiago ;   Fox, Susan ;   Taati, Babak

Tags Neurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniques

Levodopa is commonly prescribed for treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. However, prolonged usage of levodopa leads to...

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Preliminary Clinical Evaluation of a Drop Foot Stimulator for Low Income Countries

Aqueveque, Pablo ;   Saavedra, Francisco ;   Ortega, Paulina ;   Pino, Esteban J

Tags Rehabilitation - StrokeRehabilitation - LocomotionRehabilitation - Musculoskeletal

This paper presents a preliminary clinical evaluation of our single channel functional electrical stimulator design to correct gait in people with...

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Quantitative Analysis of Human Reliability on Pseudo-"Blindsight" Caused by ELF Magnetic Stimuli

Nakagawa, Hidenori ;   Ueno, Shoogo

Tags Human performance - CognitionHuman performanceRehabilitation - Cognition

In this study, we will report several flaws of retinal activities with blindsight-like phosphenes caused by extremely low frequency (ELF)...

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Recruitment Thresholds of Electrically Elicited MUs in the Dominant and Nondominant Biceps Brachii Muscle: Preliminary Results

Peixoto Pinto, Talita ;   Botter, Alberto ;   Vieira dos Anjos, Fabio ;   Vieira, Taian

Tags Neural stimulation - Peripheral & spinalNeuromuscular systems - Peripheral mechanisms

Motor units (MUs) recruitment thresholds of biceps brachii were investigated in dominant and nondominant arms. Results showed that the MU...

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Relevance of Whole-Body Inertial Properties and Gait in Swing Control during Stair Ascending

Tanabe, Tomoka ;   Sekimoto, Masahiro ;   Inoue, Koh ;   Wada, Takahiro ;   Hobara, Hiroaki ;   Kimura, Hiroyuki

Tags Human performance - Activities of daily livingRehabilitation - Locomotion

Whole-body inertia influences to gait during stair ascending. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relevance of whole-body...

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Semiautomatic Analysis of Images for Preventive Evaluation of Foot Condition on Infants through Biometric Proportion Index

Gutierrez, Christopher A. ;   Ulloa, Marco A. ;   Germany Morrison, Enrique Ignacio ;   Aqueveque, Pablo ;   Pino, Esteban J

Tags Human performance - Ergonomics and human factors

This work presents the implementation of a foot evaluation system that obtains footprint images through a WiFi network, analyzing them in a...

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Simple Patterning Method for Auto-Synapse Development in Array

Sangcheol, Na ;   Bang, Seokyoung ;   Jang, Jae Myung ;   Jeon, Noo Li

Tags Neural interfaces - Microelectrode technologyNeural interfaces - Microsystems and microfabricationNeural signal processing

Single cell level analysis is important in the fundamental study of many cellular processes. Here, we introduce a simple patterning method for...

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The Effect of Mechanical Vestibular Stimulation on Electromyography Onset in a Child with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Study

Androwis, Ghaith ;   Michael, Peter ;   Jewaid, Darine ;   Nolan, Karen ;   Pilkar, Rakesh ;   Strongwater, Allan ;   Foulds, Richard

Tags RehabilitationNeurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesHuman performance - Sensory-motor

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of vestibular stimulation on muscle activation and movement onset latency in children...

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The Effects of Tactor Location on Vibrotactile Stimulation Reaction Times in Healthy Adults

Bao, Tian ;   Su, Lydia ;   Kinnaird, Catherine ;   Shull, Peter B. ;   Sienko, Kathleen H.

Tags Neural interfaces - Body interfacesSensory neuroprosthesesRehabilitation - Wearable systems

This study investigated human reaction times to vibrotactile stimulation at five body locations to inform the design of haptic displays....

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Which Type of Visual Stimuli is Effective to Judgement the Direction? Using FMRI

Tsumagari, Yuko ;   Kodabashi, Atsushi ;   Fujimoto, Toshiro ;   Sato, Tetsuo ;   Kanaya, Shigehiko ;   Tamura, Toshiyo ;   Kuwahara, Noriaki

Tags Brain functional imaging - fMRIHuman performance - CognitionBrain physiology and modeling - Cognition, memory, perception

The aim of this study is to consider the effective visual stimulus to the client. In this study, we have attempted to observe the brain...

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