A Computational Model of Locomotion Integrating the Central Pattern Generator, MusculoSkeletal System, and External Sensory Input to Study the Mechanism of a Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Therapy

Tong, Lin ;   Perez, Ismael ;   Daneshgaran, Giulia ;   Carusetta, Nastassja ;   Nataraj, Jaya ;   Won, Deborah Soonmee

Tags Neuromuscular systems – Computational modeling and simulationNeuromuscular systems – Locomotion, posture and balanceMotor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systems

A computational model of locomotion is being developed to understand possible mechanisms for the influence of a neuromuscular electrical...

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A Novel Approach to Driving Fatigue Detection using Forehead EOG

Zhang, Yu-Fei ;   Gao, Xiangyu ;   Zhu, Jia-Yi ;   Zheng, Wei-Long ;   Lu, Bao-Liang

Tags Human performance – Modelling and predictionNeural signal processing – Blind source separationNeural signal processing – Time frequency analysis

Various studies have shown that the traditional electrooculograms (EOGs) are effective for driving fatigue detection. However, the electrode...

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A Personalized Balance Measurement for Home-Based Rehabilitation

Gonzalez, Alejandro ;   Fraisse, Philippe ;   Hayashibe, Mitsuhiro

Tags Human performance – Modelling and predictionNeuromuscular systems – Locomotion, posture and balanceMotor neuroprostheses – Robotics

A personalized balance measurement that is easily implemented in the home environment can complement physical rehabilitation protocols. For...

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Alpha and Theta Intensive Neurofeedback Protocol for Age-Related Cognitive Deficits

Reis, Joana ;   Silva, Ana Maria ;   Pereira, Mariana ;   Dias, Nuno S.

Tags Brain-computer/machine interface – BiofeedbackBrain functional imaging – EEGHuman performance – Cognition

With the growing life expectancy, the number of elderly people is increasing tremendously worldwide. The progressive decrease of synaptic...

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Assessing the Acquisition of a New Skill with Electroencephalography

Gutierrez, David ;   Ramírez-Moreno, Mauricio Adolfo ;   Lazcano-Herrera, Alicia Guadalupe

Tags Human performance – CognitionHuman performance – Ergonomics and human factorsNeural interfaces – Computational modeling and simulation

We explore the possibility of assessing the acquisition of a new skill through electroencephalographic (EEG) measurements. In particular, we...

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Continuous Prediction of Shoulder Joint Angle in Real-Time

Aung, Yee Mon ;   Anam, Khairul ;   Al-Jumaily, Adel

Tags Human performance – Modelling and predictionNeuromuscular systems – EMG models, processing and applicationsMotor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systems

Continuous prediction of dynamic joint angle from surface electromyography (sEMG) signal is one of the most important applications in...

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Correlation between Cortical Inhibition and Auditory Stream Segregation in a Driving Environment

Gonzalez-Trejo, Ernesto ;   Kohl, Manuel ;   Steinbach, Alexander ;   Mögele, Hannes ;   Pfleger, Norbert ;   Strauss, Daniel J.

Tags Human performance – Sensory-motorNeural signal processingBrain-computer/machine interface

Streams of information reach the brain in different modalities while driving (both from the vehicle user interface as well as the environment),...

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Cortical Networks for Audiovisual Interactions during Visual-Affected Auditory Discrimination

Guo, Xiaoli ;   Li, Xuan ;   Tong, Shanbao

Tags Human performance – CognitionNeural signal processing

Our previous study demonstrated that incongruent audiovisual change could result in the illusory perception of the change in sound intensity....

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Distinguishing Connectivity Patterns from Walking Artifact during a Brooks Spatial Memory Task

Snyder, Kristine ;   Kline, Julia ;   Huang, Helen ;   Ferris, Daniel

Tags Brain functional imaging – EEGHuman performance – GaitNeural signal processing

This study's purpose was to determine if connectivity analyses of EEG data from a cognitive task performed during walking produces reliable...

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Effect of Internal Model Development on Effort and Error during EMG Control of Three Functional Tracking Tasks

Daigle, Sophie ;   Johnson, Reva ;   Sensinger, Jonathon W.

Tags Human performance – Sensory-motorMotor neuroprostheses – Prostheses

Powered upper limb prostheses typically use EMG to control movement. EMG control is often variable and inefficient, and it is unclear if...

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Effects of Surface Width on Quantitative Depth Perception in Surface Edges from Temporal Interocular Unmatched Features

Zhuang, Siqi ;   Chen, Yao

Tags Human performance – Sensory-motorHuman performance – CognitionSensory neuroprostheses – Somatosensory and vestibular

Previous research (Ni, Chen and Andersen, 2010) has found that there are spatial limitations in propagating quantitative depth perception of...

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Ergonomics of the Control by a Quadriplegic of Hand Functions

Tigra, Wafa ;   Azevedo, Christine ;   Fattal, Charles ;   Guiraud, David

Tags Human performance – Ergonomics and human factorsNeuromuscular systems – EMG models, processing and applicationsNeural interfaces – Sensors and body interfaces

In subjects with complete Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) above C7, the four limbs are paralyzed (quadriplegia). Recovery of grasping movements is...

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Error Correction in Essential Tremor Patients and Healthy Subjects during a Constant Torque Task

Luft, Frauke ;   Mugge, Winfred ;   Schouten, Alfred ;   Bour, Lo ;   Heida, Tjitske

Tags Human performanceBrain functional imagingNeurological disorders

Essential Tremor (ET) is one of the most common neurological disorders. It is characterized by an action tremor, usually most prominent during...

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Evaluating Driving Fatigue Detection Algorithms using Eye Tracking Glasses

Gao, Xiangyu ;   Zhang, Yu-Fei ;   Zheng, Wei-Long ;   Lu, Bao-Liang

Tags Human performanceHuman performance – Modelling and predictionHuman performance – Ergonomics and human factors

Fatigue is a status of human brain activities, and driving fatigue detection is a topic of great interest all over the world. In this paper, we...

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Gaze based Robot Control: The Communicative Approach

Fedorova, Anastasia A. ;   Shishkin, Sergei L. ;   Nuzhdin, Yury ;   Velichkovsky, Boris Mitrofanovich

Tags Human performance – Ergonomics and human factors

We propose a novel way of robotic device control with communicative eye movements that could possibly help to solve the problem of false...

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Google Glass Application that Reduces Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Patients

Heida, Tjitske

Tags Human performance – GaitNeurological disordersNeuromuscular systems – Wearable systems

Despite advances in pharmacological treatments, Parkinson's disease (PD) patients often suffer from gait disturbances. Parkinsonian gait is...

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Haptic SLAM for Context-Aware Robotic Hand Prosthetics – Simultaneous Inference of Hand Pose and Object Shape using Particle Filters

M. P. Behbahani, Feryal ;   Taunton, Ruth ;   Thomik, Andreas Alexander Christian ;   Faisal, A. Aldo

Tags Human performance – Modelling and predictionNeuromuscular systems – Computational modeling and simulationMotor neuroprostheses – Neuromuscular stimulation

Even without visual feedback, humans can accurately determine the shape of objects on the basis of haptic feedback. This feat is achievable...

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Implementation of Feature Extraction Methods and Support Vector Machine for Classification of Partial Body Weight Supports in Overground Robot-Aided Walking

Figueiredo, Joana ;   Santos, Cristina ;   Urendes, Eloy ;   Pons, Jose Luis ;   Moreno, Juan C.

Tags Human performance – GaitNeurological disorders – Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesNeuromuscular systems – Wearable systems

A general need for Wearable Robots (WRs) is to perform optimal selection of information for control and monitoring during daily assistance...

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Improving Functional Electrical Stimulation for Drop Foot Correction in Hemiplegic Patients by Nonlinear Model Predictive Control

Aram, Maedeh ;   Mombaur, Katja ;   Froger, Jérôme ;   Azevedo-Coste, Christine

Tags Neurological disorders – StrokeHuman performance – GaitNeural interfaces – Neural stimulation

Drop foot syndrome corresponds to the paresis of the muscles involved in lifting the foot during dorsiflexion in the swing phase. This...

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Methodology for Automatic Movement Cycle Extraction using Switching Linear Dynamic System

Baptista, Roberto de Souza ;   Padilha Lanari Bó, Antônio ;   Hayashibe, Mitsuhiro

Tags Human performance – Modelling and prediction

Human motion assessment is key for motor-control rehabilitation. Using standardized definifions and spatiotemporal features - usually...

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Recognition of Postures and FOG in Parkinson's Disease Patients using Microsoft Kinect Sensor

Amini Maghsoud Bigy, Amin ;   Banitsas, Konstantinos ;   Badii, Atta ;   Cosmas, John

Tags Neurological disorders – Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesHuman performance – Gait

Freezing of Gait (FOG) is a disabling symptom and movement disorder, typically associated with the latter stages of Parkinson's disease. In...

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Using Acceleration Sensors to Identify Rigidity Release Threshold during Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Shah, Ashesh ;   Coste, Jérôme ;   Lemaire, Jean-Jacques ;   Schkommodau, Erik ;   Guzman, Raphael ;   Taub, Ethan ;   Hemm-Ode, Simone

Tags Deep brain stimulationNeural interfaces – Sensors and body interfacesNeuromuscular systems – Wearable systems

During deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for patients of Parkinson's disease, changes in rigidity are detected by an evaluator by...

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Using Real Time Visual Feedback to Understand Dynamic Stability of the Knee with Lyapunov Exponents

Lanier, Amelia ;   Buchanan, Thomas

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsHuman performanceNeuromuscular systems – Locomotion, posture and balance

Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament is a common sports injury with a high re-injury rate. Understanding motor control post...

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Validation of Inertial Sensor Fusion Algorithms in the Context of Hemiparetic Gait Assessment

Sijobert, Benoît ;   Pissard, Roger ;   Froger, Jérôme ;   Azevedo-Coste, Christine

Tags Human performance – GaitNeuromuscular systems – Locomotion, posture and balanceNeurological disorders – Diagnostic and evaluation techniques

Electrical stimulation (ES) assisted correction of foot drop in hemiparetic subjects would benefit from an efficient adaptation of the...

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Web-Enabled Software for Clinical Telegaming Evaluation of Multisensory Integration and Response to Auditory and Visual Stimuli

Xu, Linda ;   Loh, Stephan ;   Taswell, Carl

Tags Human performance – Sensory-motorNeurological disorders – Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesNeuromuscular systems – Neurorehabilitation

Clinical telegaming integrates telecare and videogaming to enable a more convenient and enjoyable experience for patients when providers...

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