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Development and Testing of a Modular Upper Extremity Exoskeleton for Infants
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Tariq Rahman, Cole Galloway, Elena Kokkoni, Michele Lobo
2014 Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices  
A passive upper extremity exoskeleton has been developed for people with neuromuscular weakness.  ...  The paper describes the development of the device and testing with an infant with arthrogryposis over a 6-month period.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank Mr Whitney Sample for construction of the p-WREX+ and the Nemours foundation for funding.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0004938003160319 dblp:conf/biostec/RahmanGKL14 fatcat:5n5tkl2tyrbrfmdgv2mh4rkpva

Purposeful Proposal for CP-afflicted Upper Limbs Exoskeletons

Jinan Charafeddine, Ibrahim Maassarani, Sylvain Chevallier, Samer Alfayad
2021 2021 Sixth International Conference on Advances in Biomedical Engineering (ICABME)  
Nine upper limb exoskeletons, which targeted CP-afflicted children and were developed in recent years, are presented.  ...  This paper presents the latest trends in the development of the arm exoskeleton for children afflicted by CP.  ...  This exoskeleton aims at assisting and training upper extremity movements for infants, with 4 DOF, to support Shoulder-AA and Elbow-FE, (1 at each shoulder (AA) and 1 at each elbow (FE)), testing for an  ... 
doi:10.1109/icabme53305.2021.9604854 fatcat:qyitqzsoevc3hieuv2u5h6o42y

Current Trends and Challenges in Pediatric Access to Sensorless and Sensor-Based Upper Limb Exoskeletons

Guillaume Gaudet, Maxime Raison, Sofiane Achiche
2021 Sensors  
First, the principal diagnoses in pediatrics and their respective challenge are presented. A total of 14 upper limb exoskeletons aimed for pediatric use were identified in the literature.  ...  Sensor-based exoskeletons are often the best solution for children to improve their participation in activities of daily living and limit cognitive, social, and motor impairments during their development  ...  Soft Exoskeleton This exoskeleton [69] is a soft robotic wearable for assisting and training upper extremity movements in infants.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21103561 pmid:34065366 fatcat:pn5ft52karh6ljofgduungkp5y

The Past, Present, and Future of Neurorehabilitation

Susan R. Harris, Carolee J. Winstein
2017 Pediatric Physical Therapy  
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank participants and their families for contributing to the knowledge base for use of VR and SG with individuals who have neurological conditions.  ...  We also thank Kate Scanlan, PT, DPT, Kristen Hohl, DPT, and CK Mummidisetty, MS, for their clinical and engineering insight.  ...  ; ToP, Test of Playfulness; TSIF, Test of Sensory Integration Function; TUDS, Timed Up and Down Stairs; TUG, Timed Up and Go; TVMI, Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration; UE, upper extremity;  ... 
doi:10.1097/pep.0000000000000376 pmid:28654472 fatcat:psnfb33cezblxfseba2irbf4fm

A Flexible Sensor Technology for the Distributed Measurement of Interaction Pressure

Marco Donati, Nicola Vitiello, Stefano De Rossi, Tommaso Lenzi, Simona Crea, Alessandro Persichetti, Francesco Giovacchini, Bram Koopman, Janez Podobnik, Marko Munih, Maria Carrozza
2013 Sensors  
A first generation of the system was used to monitor human-robot interaction in upper-(NEUROExos; Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) and lower-limb (LOPES; University of Twente) exoskeletons for rehabilitation  ...  A perspective on future uses and development of the technology is finally drafted.  ...  of University of Twente for the experiments carried out with the LOPES.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s130101021 pmid:23322104 pmcid:PMC3574719 fatcat:qf42tdhz7be43afmxy33e4lj6a

Brain and cognitive evolution: Forms of modularity and functions of mind

David C. Geary, Kelly J. Huffman
2002 Psychological bulletin  
The authors argue that 4 forms of modularity and 3 forms of neural and cognitive plasticity define the relation between genetic constraint and the influence of developmental experience.  ...  patterns of developmental experience.  ...  This form of soft modularity would include constraints (i.e., an exoskeleton) on the type of information processed (e.g., landscapes) but enable the formation of memories for and the development of a knowledge  ... 
doi:10.1037//0033-2909.128.5.667 fatcat:b45n22blpjcqpmtpq6serpnlje

Brain and cognitive evolution: Forms of modularity and functions of mind

David C. Geary, Kelly J. Huffman
2002 Psychological bulletin  
The authors argue that 4 forms of modularity and 3 forms of neural and cognitive plasticity define the relation between genetic constraint and the influence of developmental experience.  ...  patterns of developmental experience.  ...  This form of soft modularity would include constraints (i.e., an exoskeleton) on the type of information processed (e.g., landscapes) but enable the formation of memories for and the development of a knowledge  ... 
doi:10.1037/0033-2909.128.5.667 pmid:12206190 fatcat:rtlo2rp3bzazpkyqyjuhge66hy

Maturation of the Locomotor Circuitry in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Germana Cappellini, Francesca Sylos-Labini, Arthur H. Dewolf, Irina A. Solopova, Daniela Morelli, Francesco Lacquaniti, Yury Ivanenko
2020 Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology  
abnormally developed neuronal locomotor networks as a target for early sensorimotor rehabilitation.  ...  A better knowledge about pattern generation circuitries in infancy may improve our understanding of developmental motor disorders, highlighting the necessity for regulating the functional properties of  ...  INTRODUCTION The first years of life represent an extremely important phase of maturation and learning and the acquisition of bipedal locomotion is a celebrated milestone in infant development.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fbioe.2020.00998 pmid:32974319 pmcid:PMC7462003 fatcat:5lrloemtejhjdeevhhgbk2edvq

Devices and Protocols for Upper Limb Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation of Children with Neuromotor Disorders

Valeria Falzarano, Francesca Marini, Pietro Morasso, Jacopo Zenzeri
2019 Applied Sciences  
With this aim, the current study reviewed the existing literature on robot-assisted rehabilitation protocols for upper extremities in children, with the goal of examining the effects of robotic therapy  ...  Rehabilitation of upper limb impairments is therefore essential to improve independence and quality of life.  ...  ChARMin [51, 61] is an exoskeleton with 6 DoFs for the entire human arm; it is the first actuated modular pediatric exoskeleton that consists of a proximal part (common for all patients) and a distal  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9132689 fatcat:2hkiogbaovb7ddwlhr3cmyke5a

Wearable Sensors for Vital Signs Measurement: A Survey

Zhihan Lv, Yuxi Li
2022 Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks  
The research expects to provide a reference for the intelligent development of wearable medical sensors and real-time monitoring of human health in the follow-up medical field.  ...  As science and technology develop, wearable medical sensors have become the main means of medical data acquisition.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jsan11010019 fatcat:nsxu7tdcjfdvhnlwydycst2bmy

Spinal cord modularity: evolution, development, and optimization and the possible relevance to low back pain in man

Simon F. Giszter, Corey B. Hart, Sheri P. Silfies
2009 Experimental Brain Research  
They then begin to develop upper extremity reaching, standing and walking (integrating control of the leg muscles and the trunk).  ...  (Silfies, Hart, Cannella and Giszter, 2009 ). Development of low back pain So how are muscle synergies developed for bipedalism and balance of a now vertically oriented spine?  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00221-009-2016-x pmid:19838690 pmcid:PMC2861904 fatcat:mxpacwn6szawrmwt325sfojaeq

Robotic Gait Rehabilitation Trainer

Maciej Pietrusinski, Iahn Cajigas, Giacomo Severini, Paolo Bonato, Constantinos Mavroidis
2014 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
A prototype of the device was built with a single actuator and impedance control system to generate force field and transfer it to the patient's pelvis via a lower body exoskeleton.  ...  Paolo Bonato from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, for his involvement in the project and the human subject testing of the RGR Trainer.  ...  Motor adaptation studies, which were first conducted by Shadmehr and Mussa-Ivaldi [37] for upper extremities, are now being used on lower extremities, in order to better understand the mechanisms governing  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2013.2243915 fatcat:nmvfzivuevgdvgbbnqpqx7msja

Identification of Lower-Limb Motor Tasks via Brain–Computer Interfaces: A Topical Overview

Víctor Asanza, Enrique Peláez, Francis Loayza, Leandro L. Lorente-Leyva, Diego H. Peluffo-Ordóñez
2022 Sensors  
In this regard, there is a real need for outline and comparative studies gathering benchmark and state-of-art PR techniques that allow for a deeper understanding thereof and a proper selection of a specific  ...  In the same area, a significant number of studies have been conducted in identifying or classifying upper-limb movement intentions.  ...  Mejía-Ordóñez for the manuscript reviewing and editing. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22052028 pmid:35271175 pmcid:PMC8914806 fatcat:6f6utwdasngkhh6qq7mpl4je6m

Spinal cord injury: Present and future therapeutic devices and prostheses

Simon F. Giszter
2008 Neurotherapeutics  
An increased understanding of plasticity of brain and spinal cord, and of the behavior of innate modular mechanisms in intact and injured systems, will likely assist in future developments.  ...  A range of passive and active devices are under development or are already in clinical use to partially restore function after spinal cord injury (SCI).  ...  I am grateful to colleagues at Drexel University College of Medicine for suggestions, and Michel Lemay and Corey Hart, in particular, for discussion and reading of the manuscript, and to the volume editors  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.nurt.2007.10.062 pmid:18164494 pmcid:PMC2390875 fatcat:itjll6ul3bg5pakdfyheobvh54

Latest Progresses in Developing Wearable Monitoring and Therapy Systems for Managing Chronic Diseases [article]

Han Gui, Jing Liu
2018 arXiv   pre-print
For future developments, research directions worth of pursuing are outlined.  ...  A brief summary on the key enabling technologies allowing for the implementation of wearable monitoring and therapy devices is given, such as miniaturization of electronic circuits, data analysis techniques  ...  Developed systems must be exhaustively tested and validated by professional physicians. There is plenty of room for further technological developments in wearable systems.  ... 
arXiv:1802.01747v1 fatcat:c5fhqkexcnfdpjwnzi7xnv5z5i
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