Anatomy & Neurobiology
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Working to understand: Movement recovery after stroke, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy.
Scientific Focus: How to design robotics and information technology to promote use-dependent plasticity of the motor system following neurologic injury.
The Resonating Arm Exerciser: design and pilot testing of a mechanically passive rehabilitation device that mimics robotic active assistance.
Zondervan DK, Palafox L, Hernandez J,.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013 Apr 18;10:39.
Robot-assisted Guitar Hero for finger rehabilitation after stroke.
Taheri H, Rowe JB, Gardner D, Chan V, Wolbrecht ET.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:3911-7.
Comparison of three-dimensional, assist-as-needed robotic arm/hand movement training provided with Pneu-WREX to conventional tabletop therapy after chronic stroke.
, Wolbrecht ET, Chan V, Chou C, Cramer SC, Bobrow JE.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Nov;91(11 Suppl 3):S232-41.
Technologies and combination therapies for enhancing movement training for people with a disability.
, Boninger ML.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Mar 30;9:17. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-9-17.
A computational model of use-dependent motor recovery following a stroke: optimizing corticospinal activations via reinforcement learning can explain residual capacity and other strength recovery dynamics.
Guigon E, Maier MA.
Neural Netw. 2012 May;29-30:60-9.
A robotic wheelchair trainer: design overview and a feasibility study.
Marchal-Crespo L, Furumasu J,
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2010 Aug 13;7:40.
Comparison of error-amplification and haptic-guidance training techniques for learning of a timing-based motor task by healthy individuals.
Milot MH, Marchal-Crespo L, Green CS, Cramer SC,
Exp Brain Res. 2010 Mar;201(2):119-31. Epub 2009 Sep 29.
A randomized controlled trial of gravity-supported, computer-enhanced arm exercise for individuals with severe hemiparesis.
Housman SJ, Scott KM,
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2009 Jun;23(5):505-14. Epub 2009 Feb 23.
Can robots help the learning of skilled actions?
Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2009 Jan;37(1):43-51. Review.
Motor adaptation as a greedy optimization of error and effort,
Emken JL, Benitez R, Sideris A, Bobrow JE,
Journal of Neurophysiology, 2007, 97(6):3997-4006.
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Anatomy & Neurobiology
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