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  1. Content type: Research

    Detailed kinematics of motor impairment of the contralesional (“affected”) and ipsilesional (“unaffected”) limbs in children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy are not well understood. We aimed to 1) quantify the...

    Authors: Andrea M. Kuczynski, Adam Kirton, Jennifer A. Semrau and Sean P. Dukelow

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:77

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  2. Content type: Research

    Robots have been successfully applied in motor training during neurorehabilitation. As music is known to improve motor function and motivation in neurorehabilitation training, we aimed at integrating music cre...

    Authors: Kilian Baur, Florina Speth, Aniket Nagle, Robert Riener and Verena Klamroth-Marganska

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:79

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  3. Content type: Research

    Gait retraining interventions using real-time biofeedback have been proposed to alter the loading across the knee joint in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Despite the demonstrated benefits of these conserva...

    Authors: Angelos Karatsidis, Rosie E. Richards, Jason M. Konrath, Josien C. van den Noort, H. Martin Schepers, Giovanni Bellusci, Jaap Harlaar and Peter H. Veltink

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:78

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  4. Content type: Research

    Many gait impairments are characterized by asymmetry and result in reduced mobility. Exoskeletons could be useful for restoring gait symmetry by assisting only one leg. However, we still have limited understan...

    Authors: Philippe Malcolm, Samuel Galle, Pieter Van den Berghe and Dirk De Clercq

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:74

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  5. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained a major error whereby Figure 1 mistakenly displayed a duplicate of Figure 5.

    Authors: Salil Apte, Michiel Plooij and Heike Vallery

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:73

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    The original article was published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:53

  6. Content type: Research

    Motor deficits are the most common symptoms after stroke. There is some evidence that intensity and amount of exercises influence the degree of improvement of functions within the first 6 months after the injury.

    Authors: Imke Büsching, Aida Sehle, Jana Stürner and Joachim Liepert

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:72

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  7. Content type: Research

    The loss of an arm presents a substantial challenge for upper limb amputees when performing activities of daily living. Myoelectric prosthetic devices partially replace lost hand functions; however, lack of se...

    Authors: Ahmed W. Shehata, Leonard F. Engels, Marco Controzzi, Christian Cipriani, Erik J. Scheme and Jonathon W. Sensinger

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:70

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    The KINARM robot produces a granular dataset of participant performance metrics associated with proprioceptive, motor, visuospatial, and executive function. This comprehensive battery includes several behavior...

    Authors: Michael D. Wood, Leif E. R. Simmatis, J. Gordon Boyd, Stephen H. Scott and Jill A. Jacobson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:71

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  9. Content type: Research

    The use of robotic trainers has increased with the aim of improving gait function in patients with limitations. Nevertheless, there is an absence of studies that deeply describe detailed guidelines of how to c...

    Authors: Cristina Bayón, Teresa Martín-Lorenzo, Beatriz Moral-Saiz, Óscar Ramírez, Álvaro Pérez-Somarriba, Sergio Lerma-Lara, Ignacio Martínez and Eduardo Rocon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:69

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  10. Content type: Research

    The pendulum test is commonly used to quantify knee extensor spasticity, but it is currently unknown to what extent common pendulum test metrics can detect spasticity in patients with neurological injury or di...

    Authors: Alyssa Whelan, Andrew Sexton, Melony Jones, Colleen O’Connell and Chris A. McGibbon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:68

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  11. Content type: Research

    Most motor function improvements in people who have experienced strokes occur within the first 3 months. However, individuals showing complete or nearly complete arm function recovery, as assessed using clinic...

    Authors: Gyrd Thrane, Margit Alt Murphy and Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:67

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  12. Content type: Short report

    Soft exosuits are a recent approach for assisting human locomotion, which apply assistive torques to the wearer through functional apparel. Over the past few years, there has been growing recognition of the im...

    Authors: Sangjun Lee, Jinsoo Kim, Lauren Baker, Andrew Long, Nikos Karavas, Nicolas Menard, Ignacio Galiana and Conor J. Walsh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:66

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  13. Content type: Review

    Despite upper extremity function playing a crucial role in maintaining one’s independence in activities of daily living, upper extremity impairments remain one of the most prevalent post-stroke deficits. To en...

    Authors: Le Yu Liu, Youlin Li and Anouk Lamontagne

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:65

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  14. Content type: Research

    Balance disorders are a risk factor for falls in the elderly. Although noisy galvanic vestibular stimulation (nGVS) has been reported to improve balance in young people, randomised control trials targeting com...

    Authors: Yasuto Inukai, Mitsuhiro Masaki, Naofumi Otsuru, Kei Saito, Shota Miyaguchi, Sho Kojima and Hideaki Onishi

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:63

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  15. Content type: Research

    Spinal cord injury is a devastating condition that can dramatically impact hand motor function. Passive and active assistive devices are becoming more commonly used to enhance lost hand strength and dexterity....

    Authors: Leonardo Cappello, Jan T. Meyer, Kevin C. Galloway, Jeffrey D. Peisner, Rachael Granberry, Diana A. Wagner, Sven Engelhardt, Sabrina Paganoni and Conor J. Walsh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:59

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  16. Content type: Research

    Regular handrim wheelchair (RHW) propulsion is straining for the upper extremities and wheelchair users often experience overuse problems. A recent advancement in wheelchair technology that could assist users ...

    Authors: Rick de Klerk, Thijs Lutjeboer, Riemer J. K. Vegter and Lucas H. V. van der Woude

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:56

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  17. Content type: Research

    Active upper-limb prostheses are used to restore important hand functionalities, such as grasping. In conventional approaches, a pattern recognition system is trained over a number of static grasping gestures....

    Authors: Iason Batzianoulis, Nili E. Krausz, Ann M. Simon, Levi Hargrove and Aude Billard

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:57

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  18. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to quantitatively analyze quite standing postural stability of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients in respect to three sensory systems (visual, vestibular, and somatosensory).

    Authors: Taeyong Sim, Hakje Yoo, Dongjun Lee, Seung-Woo Suh, Jae Hyuk Yang, Hyunggun Kim and Joung Hwan Mun

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:54

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  19. Content type: Review

    Body weight support (BWS) systems have shown promise as rehabilitation tools for neurologically impaired individuals. This paper reviews the experiment-based research on BWS systems with the aim: (1) To invest...

    Authors: Salil Apte, Michiel Plooij and Heike Vallery

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:53

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:73

  20. Content type: Research

    Robot-assisted ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO) can provide immediate powered ankle assistance in post-stroke gait training. Our research team has developed a novel lightweight portable robot-assisted AFO which is ca...

    Authors: Ling-Fung Yeung, Corinna Ockenfeld, Man-Kit Pang, Hon-Wah Wai, Oi-Yan Soo, Sheung-Wai Li and Kai-Yu Tong

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:51

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  21. Content type: Research

    Lower extremity exoskeletons are mainly used to provide stepping support, while balancing is left to the user. Designing balance controllers is one of the biggest challenges in the development of exoskeletons....

    Authors: Amber R. Emmens, Edwin H. F. van Asseldonk and Herman van der Kooij

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:50

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  22. Content type: Methodology

    Impairments in biomechanics and neural control can disrupt the timing and muscle pattern activation necessary for smooth gait. Gait is one of the most affected motor characteristics in Parkinson’s disease (PD)...

    Authors: Yoav Beck, Talia Herman, Marina Brozgol, Nir Giladi, Anat Mirelman and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:49

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  23. Content type: Research

    Co-contraction is the simultaneous activation of agonist and antagonist muscles that produces forces around a joint. It is unknown if the use of a wrist-driven 3D printed transitional prostheses has any influe...

    Authors: Jorge M. Zuniga, Katsavelis Dimitrios, Jean L. Peck, Rakesh Srivastava, James E. Pierce, Drew R. Dudley, David A. Salazar, Keaton J. Young and Brian A. Knarr

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:48

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  24. Content type: Research

    Proprioceptive function can be affected after neurological injuries such as stroke. Severe and persistent proprioceptive impairments may be associated with a poor functional recovery after stroke. To better un...

    Authors: Mike D. Rinderknecht, Olivier Lambercy, Vanessa Raible, Imke Büsching, Aida Sehle, Joachim Liepert and Roger Gassert

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:47

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  25. Content type: Research

    To provide effective interventions for spasticity, accurate and reliable spasticity assessment is essential. For the assessment, the Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS) has been widely used owing to its simplicity an...

    Authors: Seoyoung Choi, Yong Beom Shin, Soo-Yeon Kim and Jonghyun Kim

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:45

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  26. Content type: Research

    Electrical vasoconstriction is a promising approach to control blood pressure or restrict bleeding in non-compressible wounds. We explore the neural and non-neural pathways of electrical vasoconstriction in-vivo.

    Authors: Mark Brinton, Yossi Mandel, Ira Schachar and Daniel Palanker

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:43

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  27. Content type: Research

    Walking disabilities negatively affect inclusion in society and quality of life and increase the risk for secondary complications. It has been shown that external feedback applied by therapists and/or robotic ...

    Authors: Daniel Schließmann, Maria Nisser, Christian Schuld, Till Gladow, Steffen Derlien, Laura Heutehaus, Norbert Weidner, Ulrich Smolenski and Rüdiger Rupp

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:44

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  28. Content type: Research

    Controllers for assistive robotic devices can be divided into two main categories: controllers using neural signals and controllers using mechanically intrinsic signals. Both approaches are prevalent in resear...

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Koller, C. David Remy and Daniel P. Ferris

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:42

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  29. Content type: Research

    Ankle–foot orthoses (AFOs) are frequently used to improve gait stability, toe clearance, and gait efficiency in individuals with hemiparesis. During the swing phase, AFOs enhance lower limb advancement by faci...

    Authors: Kannit Pongpipatpaiboon, Masahiko Mukaino, Fumihiro Matsuda, Kei Ohtsuka, Hiroki Tanikawa, Junya Yamada, Kazuhiro Tsuchiyama and Eiichi Saitoh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:41

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  30. Content type: Research

    In the last few years, there has been an increasing interest in the use of robotic devices to objectively quantify motor performance of patients after brain damage. Although these robot-derived measures can po...

    Authors: Marco Germanotta, Arianna Cruciani, Cristiano Pecchioli, Simona Loreti, Albino Spedicato, Matteo Meotti, Rita Mosca, Gabriele Speranza, Francesca Cecchi, Giorgia Giannarelli, Luca Padua and Irene Aprile

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:39

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    In the past, neurorehabilitation for individuals with neurological damage, such as spinal cord injury (SCI), was focused on learning compensatory movements to regain function. Presently, the focus of neuroreha...

    Authors: Kristin E. Musselman, Meeral Shah and José Zariffa

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:40

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  32. Content type: Research

    When examining participants with pathologies, a shoe-type inertial measurement unit (IMU) system with sensors mounted on both the left and right outsoles may be more useful for analysis and provide better stab...

    Authors: Myeounggon Lee, Changhong Youm, Jeanhong Jeon, Sang-Myung Cheon and Hwayoung Park

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:38

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  33. Content type: Research

    Myoelectric control of multifunctional prostheses is challenging for individuals with high-level amputations due to insufficient surface electromyography (sEMG) signals. A surgical technique called targeted mu...

    Authors: Yang Xu, Dingguo Zhang, Yang Wang, Juntao Feng and Wendong Xu

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:37

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  34. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains a small mistake concerning the ARTIC Team members mentioned in the Acknowledgements. The team member, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò had their name presented incorrectly. This has no...

    Authors: Hubertus J. A. van Hedel, Giacomo Severini, A. Scarton, A. O’Brien, T. Reed, D. Gaebler-Spira, T. Egan, A. Meyer-Heim, J. Graser, K. Chua, D. Zutter, R. Schweinfurther, J. C. Möller, Liliana P. Paredes, A. Esquenazi, S. Berweck…

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:36

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    The original article was published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:30

  35. Content type: Research

    The use of neurorobotic devices may improve gait recovery by entraining specific brain plasticity mechanisms, which may be a key issue for successful rehabilitation using such approach. We assessed whether the...

    Authors: Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Margherita Russo, Placido Bramanti, Luigi Carioti, Tina Balletta, Antonio Buda, Alfredo Manuli, Serena Filoni and Alessia Bramanti

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:35

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  36. Content type: Research

    Unilateral spatial neglect (USN), a highly prevalent and disabling post-stroke impairment, has been shown to affect the recovery of locomotor and navigation skills needed for community mobility. We recently fo...

    Authors: Tatiana Ogourtsova, Philippe S. Archambault and Anouk Lamontagne

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:34

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  37. Content type: Research

    Integration of kinesthetic and tactile cues for application to post-stroke gait rehabilitation is a novel concept which needs to be explored. The combined provision of haptic cues may result in collective impr...

    Authors: Muhammad Raheel Afzal, Sanghun Pyo, Min-Kyun Oh, Young Sook Park and Jungwon Yoon

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:33

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  38. Content type: Methodology

    For stroke survivors, balance deficits that persist after the completion of the rehabilitation process lead to a significant risk of falls. We have recently developed a balance-assessment robot (BAR-TM) that e...

    Authors: Zlatko Matjačić, Matjaž Zadravec and Andrej Olenšek

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:32

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  39. Content type: Research

    Freezing of gait and falls represent a major burden in patients with advanced forms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). These axial motor signs are not fully alleviated by drug treatment or deep-brain stimulation. Re...

    Authors: Dijana Nuic, Maria Vinti, Carine Karachi, Pierre Foulon, Angèle Van Hamme and Marie-Laure Welter

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:31

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  40. Content type: Research

    The application of rehabilitation robots has grown during the last decade. While meta-analyses have shown beneficial effects of robotic interventions for some patient groups, the evidence is less in others. We...

    Authors: Hubertus J. A. van Hedel, Giacomo Severini, Alessandra Scarton, Anne O’Brien, Tamsin Reed, Deborah Gaebler-Spira, Tara Egan, Andreas Meyer-Heim, Judith Graser, Karen Chua, Daniel Zutter, Raoul Schweinfurther, J. Carsten Möller, Liliana P. Paredes, Alberto Esquenazi, Steffen Berweck…

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:30

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:36

  41. Content type: Research

    Virtual-reality based rehabilitation (VR) shows potential as an engaging and effective way to improve upper-limb function and cognitive abilities following a stroke. However, an updated synthesis of the litera...

    Authors: Anna Aminov, Jeffrey M. Rogers, Sandy Middleton, Karen Caeyenberghs and Peter H. Wilson

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:29

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  42. Content type: Research

    To effectively replace the human hand, a prosthesis should seamlessly respond to user intentions but also convey sensory information back to the user. Restoration of sensory feedback is rated highly by the pro...

    Authors: Marko Markovic, Meike A. Schweisfurth, Leonard F. Engels, Tashina Bentz, Daniela Wüstefeld, Dario Farina and Strahinja Dosen

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:28

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  43. Content type: Research

    Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) finds extended applications in a variety of neuroscience fields. We investigated the potential of fNIRS to monitor voluntary engagement of users during neurorehabi...

    Authors: Chang-Hee Han, Han-Jeong Hwang, Jeong-Hwan Lim and Chang-Hwan Im

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:27

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  44. Content type: Research

    Published reports suggest a disparity between perceived and actual balance abilities, a trait associated with increased fall-risk in older adults. We investigate whether it is possible to ‘recalibrate’ these d...

    Authors: Toby J. Ellmers, Ioannis Th. Paraskevopoulos, A. Mark Williams and William R. Young

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:26

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  45. Content type: Review

    Although all functional movement arises from the interplay between the neurological, skeletal, and muscular systems, it is the skeletal system that forms the basic framework for functional movement. Central to...

    Authors: Frances T. Sheehan, Elizabeth L. Brainerd, Karen L. Troy, Sandra J. Shefelbine and Janet L. Ronsky

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:25

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  46. Content type: Research

    Proprioceptive sense plays a significant role in the generation and correction of skilled movements and, consequently, in most activities of daily living. We developed a new proprioception assessment protocol ...

    Authors: Anne Deblock-Bellamy, Charles Sebiyo Batcho, Catherine Mercier and Andreanne K. Blanchette

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:24

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  47. Content type: Research

    Although electromyogram (EMG) pattern recognition (PR) for multifunctional upper limb prosthesis control has been reported for decades, the clinical benefits have rarely been examined. The study purposes were ...

    Authors: Linda Resnik, He (Helen) Huang, Anna Winslow, Dustin L. Crouch, Fan Zhang and Nancy Wolk

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:23

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  48. Content type: Research

    Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy gradually lose the ability to use different muscles of their body. Consequently, they lose the ability to stabilize their trunk against gravity. This hinders them to e...

    Authors: Mohammad Nauzef Mahmood, Laura H. C. Peeters, Micha Paalman, Gijsbertus J. Verkerke, Idsart Kingma and Jaap H. van Dieën

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:22

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