Robert Riener

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Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Influence of virtual reality soccer game on walking performance in robotic assisted gait training for children
    Karin Brütsch
    Institute of Psychology, Division Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 7:15. 2010
  2. ncbi Human-centered robotics applied to gait training and assessment
    Robert Riener
    Rehabilitation Engineering Group, Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:679-94. 2006
  3. doi Quantification of friction force reduction induced by obstetric gels
    Robert Riener
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Biol Eng Comput 47:617-23. 2009
  4. ncbi Robot-aided rehabilitation of neural function in the upper extremities
    R Riener
    Rehabilitation Engineering Group, Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:465-71. 2007
  5. pmc Detection of motor execution using a hybrid fNIRS-biosignal BCI: a feasibility study
    Raphael Zimmermann
    Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 10:4. 2013
  6. ncbi Real-time closed-loop control of cognitive load in neurological patients during robot-assisted gait training
    Alexander Koenig
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 19:453-64. 2011
  7. doi Increasing patient engagement during virtual reality-based motor rehabilitation
    Lukas Zimmerli
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1737-46. 2013
  8. pmc Feasibility and effects of patient-cooperative robot-aided gait training applied in a 4-week pilot trial
    Alex Schück
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:31. 2012
  9. pmc Validation of a mechanism to balance exercise difficulty in robot-assisted upper-extremity rehabilitation after stroke
    Lukas Zimmerli
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:6. 2012
  10. ncbi Three-dimensional, task-specific robot therapy of the arm after stroke: a multicentre, parallel-group randomised trial
    Verena Klamroth-Marganska
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
    Lancet Neurol 13:159-66. 2014

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  1. pmc Influence of virtual reality soccer game on walking performance in robotic assisted gait training for children
    Karin Brütsch
    Institute of Psychology, Division Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 7:15. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the immediate effect of different supportive conditions (VR versus non-VR conditions) on motor output in patients and healthy control children during training with the driven gait orthosis Lokomat*...
  2. ncbi Human-centered robotics applied to gait training and assessment
    Robert Riener
    Rehabilitation Engineering Group, Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:679-94. 2006
    ..Combining robot-aided training with robot-aided assessment will likely make future gait therapy easier, more comfortable, and more efficient. Broad clinical testing is still required for proving this assumption...
  3. doi Quantification of friction force reduction induced by obstetric gels
    Robert Riener
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Biol Eng Comput 47:617-23. 2009
    ..The performed biomechanical tests support the recommendation of using obstetric gels during human childbirth. Using the presented test apparatus may reduce the amount of clinical testing required to optimize gel formulation...
  4. ncbi Robot-aided rehabilitation of neural function in the upper extremities
    R Riener
    Rehabilitation Engineering Group, Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:465-71. 2007
    ..The devices are compared with respect to technical function, clinical applicability, and clinical outcomes...
  5. pmc Detection of motor execution using a hybrid fNIRS-biosignal BCI: a feasibility study
    Raphael Zimmermann
    Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 10:4. 2013
    ..An approach that allowed for individually tuned classifier topologies was opted for. This promises to be a first step towards a novel form of active movement therapy that could be operated and controlled by paretic patients...
  6. ncbi Real-time closed-loop control of cognitive load in neurological patients during robot-assisted gait training
    Alexander Koenig
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 19:453-64. 2011
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  7. doi Increasing patient engagement during virtual reality-based motor rehabilitation
    Lukas Zimmerli
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1737-46. 2013
    ..To investigate the influence of different design characteristics of virtual reality exercises on engagement during lower extremity motor rehabilitation...
  8. pmc Feasibility and effects of patient-cooperative robot-aided gait training applied in a 4-week pilot trial
    Alex Schück
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:31. 2012
    ..Short-term effects within one training session as well as the effects of the training on walking function are evaluated...
  9. pmc Validation of a mechanism to balance exercise difficulty in robot-assisted upper-extremity rehabilitation after stroke
    Lukas Zimmerli
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:6. 2012
    ..e. adjusting the difficulty of an exercise in an augmented feedback application to the patient's capabilities...
  10. ncbi Three-dimensional, task-specific robot therapy of the arm after stroke: a multicentre, parallel-group randomised trial
    Verena Klamroth-Marganska
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
    Lancet Neurol 13:159-66. 2014
    ..We aimed to assess whether robotic training of an affected arm with ARMin--an exoskeleton robot that allows task-specific training in three dimensions-reduces motor impairment more effectively than does conventional therapy...
  11. ncbi The effect of haptic guidance and visual feedback on learning a complex tennis task
    Laura Marchal-Crespo
    Sensory Motor Systems SMS Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Exp Brain Res 231:277-91. 2013
    ..Haptic guidance outperformed visual feedback, although additional studies are needed to further analyze the effect of other types of feedback visualization on motor learning of time-critical tasks. ..
  12. ncbi Estimating the patient's contribution during robot-assisted therapy
    Marco Guidali
    Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Tannenstrasse 1, TAN E2, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Rehabil Res Dev 50:379-94. 2013
    ..Displaying this metric to patients during therapy can potentially motivate them to actively participate in the training. ..
  13. pmc Patient-cooperative control increases active participation of individuals with SCI during robot-aided gait training
    Alexander Duschau-Wicke
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 7:43. 2010
    ..In this study, we have investigated the immediate effects of patient-cooperative versus non-cooperative robot-aided gait training on individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI)...
  14. ncbi Terminal feedback outperforms concurrent visual, auditory, and haptic feedback in learning a complex rowing-type task
    Roland Sigrist
    a Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich and Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Mot Behav 45:455-72. 2013
    ..Concurrent multimodal feedback in combination with terminal feedback may be most effective, especially if the feedback strategy is adapted to individual preferences and skill level...
  15. ncbi Non-linear adaptive controllers for an over-actuated pneumatic MR-compatible stepper
    Christoph Hollnagel
    Sensory Motor Systems SMS Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Biol Eng Comput 51:799-809. 2013
    ..The presented controllers can provide accurate pneumatic control in MR environments to allow assessments of brain activation...
  16. pmc Model-based estimation of knee stiffness
    Serge Pfeifer
    Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 59:2604-12. 2012
    ..We conclude that knee stiffness can be accurately estimated in isometric conditions without applying perturbations, which presents an important step toward our ultimate goal of quantifying knee stiffness during gait...
  17. pmc Controlling patient participation during robot-assisted gait training
    Alexander Koenig
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:14. 2011
    ..Up to now, there has not been an effective method for forcing patient activity to the desired level that would most benefit stroke patients with a broad variety of cognitive and biomechanical impairments...
  18. doi Path control: a method for patient-cooperative robot-aided gait rehabilitation
    Alexander Duschau-Wicke
    Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 18:38-48. 2010
    ..A majority of iSCI subjects was able to actively control their gait timing. Thus, the strategy allows patients to train walking while being helped rather than controlled by the robot...
  19. doi Assessment of walking performance in robot-assisted gait training: a novel approach based on empirical data
    Raphael Banz
    Balgrist University Hospital, Spinal Cord Injury Research, Zurich, Switzerland
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2008:1977-80. 2008
    ..A higher correlation between the subjects' walking performance and biofeedback values was found for the EDBF method compared to a theory-based biofeedback approach...
  20. ncbi Psychological state estimation from physiological recordings during robot-assisted gait rehabilitation
    Alexander Koenig
    Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Tannenstrasse 1, E4, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:367-85. 2011
    ..Our method is a first step toward real-time auto-adaptive gait training with potential to improve rehabilitation results by optimally challenging patients at all times during exercise...
  21. ncbi Virtual reality aided training of combined arm and leg movements of children with CP
    Robert Riener
    Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Stud Health Technol Inform 184:349-55. 2013
    ....
  22. doi A review on bio-cooperative control in gait rehabilitation
    Alexander Koenig
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot 2011:5975454. 2011
    ..We highlight its clinical importance and review our work on control strategies that allow bio-cooperative control. We finish by discussing the future potential of bio-cooperative control in rehabilitation robotics...
  23. doi A robotic system to train activities of daily living in a virtual environment
    Marco Guidali
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab SMS, ETH Zurich, TAN E, Tannenstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Biol Eng Comput 49:1213-23. 2011
    ..The technical feasibility and usability of the system was evaluated with seven healthy subjects and three chronic stroke patients...
  24. pmc Towards more effective robotic gait training for stroke rehabilitation: a review
    Andrew Pennycott
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:65. 2012
    ..These potential benefits do not, however, seem to have been fully realised as of yet in clinical practice...
  25. ncbi A novel method for automatic treadmill speed adaptation
    Joachim von Zitzewitz
    Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 15:401-9. 2007
    ..The method can be used for patient-cooperative control strategies performed with a robotic gait orthosis as well as for any other user-interactive applications in fitness and sports...
  26. doi Predicting targets of human reaching motions using different sensing technologies
    Domen Novak
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 60:2645-54. 2013
    ..The information could aid human-computer interaction designers in selecting and evaluating appropriate equipment for their applications. ..
  27. ncbi Versatile robotic interface to evaluate, enable and train locomotion and balance after neuromotor disorders
    Nadia Dominici
    Neurology Department, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Med 18:1142-7. 2012
    ..This new robotic technology and associated concepts have broad implications for both assessing and restoring motor functions after CNS disorders, both in animals and in humans...
  28. pmc Model-based estimation of active knee stiffness
    Serge Pfeifer
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot 2011:5975474. 2011
    ..We also make initial estimates of how knee stiffness is modulated during gait, illustrating how this approach may be used to obtain parameters relevant to the design of transfemoral prostheses...
  29. doi Brain activity during stepping: a novel MRI-compatible device
    Christoph Hollnagel
    Sensory Motor Systems SMS Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci Methods 201:124-30. 2011
    ....
  30. ncbi Hiding robot inertia using resonance
    Heike Vallery
    Sensory Motor Systems SMS Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010:1271-4. 2010
    ..This mechanism reduces human-robot interaction forces, which is demonstrated in pilot experimental results...
  31. doi A method of estimating the degree of active participation during stepping in a driven gait orthosis based on actuator force profile matching
    Raphael Banz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 17:15-22. 2009
    ..This comparison showed that the novel method was more reliable in detecting different activity states and is, therefore, a promising approach for future biofeedback systems...
  32. ncbi Cardiovascular control and stabilization via inclination and mobilization during bed rest
    Martin Wieser
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Department of Health Science and Technologies HEST, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Tannenstrasse 1, 8092, Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Biol Eng Comput 52:53-64. 2014
    ..Therefore, this new approach could help to strengthen the cardiovascular system and prevent secondary health problems arising from long-term bed rest...
  33. pmc Transfer of complex skill learning from virtual to real rowing
    Georg Rauter
    Sensory Motor Systems SMS Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Medical Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e82145. 2013
    ..In combination with augmented feedback, simulator training can be further exploited to foster motor learning even to a higher extent, which is subject to future work. ..
  34. doi An fMRI pilot study to evaluate brain activation associated with locomotion adaptation
    Laura Marchal-Crespo
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot 2011:5975371. 2011
    ..Although we found that all conditions required the similar cortical network to fulfill the task, we observed a tendency towards more activity in the motor/sensory network as more "challenged" the subjects were...
  35. doi Complementary limb motion estimation for the control of active knee prostheses
    Heike Vallery
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 56:45-51. 2011
    ..The promising results with CLME are compared with the subject's performance with her own prosthesis, the C-Leg from Otto Bock...
  36. pmc Effects of intensive arm training with the rehabilitation robot ARMin II in chronic stroke patients: four single-cases
    Patricia Staubli
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 6:46. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of intensive arm training on motor performance in four chronic stroke patients using the robot ARMin II...
  37. ncbi Virtual gait training for children with cerebral palsy using the Lokomat gait orthosis
    Alexander Koenig
    Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Stud Health Technol Inform 132:204-9. 2008
    ..Patients provided positive feedback in reference to the utilized haptic method, specifically addressing the sufficient degree of realism. In a single case study, we verified the task difficulty...
  38. ncbi ARMin: a robot for patient-cooperative arm therapy
    Tobias Nef
    Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, TAN E, Tannenstrasse 1, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Biol Eng Comput 45:887-900. 2007
    ..It is assumed that the patient-cooperative therapy approach combined with a multimodal display can increase the patient's motivation and activity and, therefore, the therapeutic progress...
  39. pmc Biofeedback for robotic gait rehabilitation
    Lars Lunenburger
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 4:1. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to define a biofeedback system for a gait training robot and test its usability in subjects without neurological disorders...
  40. ncbi Phantom-based multimodal interactions for medical education and training: the Munich Knee Joint Simulator
    Robert Riener
    Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 8:208-16. 2004
    ..It is suggested that the technical principle can be transferred to many other fields of medical education and training such as obstetrics and dentistry...
  41. ncbi Obstacle crossing in a virtual environment with the rehabilitation gait robot LOKOMAT
    Mathias Wellner
    Sensory Motor Systems Group, ETH Zurich
    Stud Health Technol Inform 125:497-9. 2007
    ..Results show that subjects judged the system's performance well (questionnaire scores over 80%). Problems exist though for obstacle rendering (questionnaire scores of 55%)...
  42. ncbi fMRI-Compatible Electromagnetic Haptic Interface
    R Riener
    IEEE member, Rehabilitation Engineering Group, ETH and University Zurich, Switzerland
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 7:7024-7. 2005
    ..With a current of up to 1A and a distance of 1m to the focal point of the MR-scanner it was possible to generate torques of up to 4 Nm. Within these boundaries image quality was not affected...
  43. ncbi Robot-aided neurorehabilitation of the upper extremities
    R Riener
    Rehabilitation Engineering Group, Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Biol Eng Comput 43:2-10. 2005
    ..The devices are critically compared with respect to technical function, clinical applicability, and, if they exist, clinical outcomes...
  44. doi Temporal and spatial patterns of cortical activation during assisted lower limb movement
    M Wieser
    Sensory Motor Systems SMS Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Exp Brain Res 203:181-91. 2010
    ..An enhanced understanding of the human gait will provide a basis to improve applications in the field of neurorehabilitation and brain-computer interfaces...
  45. ncbi Quantitative description of the state of awareness of patients in vegetative and minimally conscious state
    M Wieser
    Sensory Motor Systems SMS Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Tannenstrasse 1, 8092, Switzerland
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010:5533-6. 2010
    ..More patient data and additional measures will enable refinement of the methods. This new objective-measurement based model of the state of awareness will complement the clinical scales in order to increase the quality of diagnosis...
  46. pmc Increasing motivation in robot-aided arm rehabilitation with competitive and cooperative gameplay
    Domen Novak
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 11:64. 2014
    ..In order to explore the potential of such games, we designed a two-player game played using two ARMin arm rehabilitation robots...
  47. doi Motor execution detection based on autonomic nervous system responses
    Laura Marchal-Crespo
    Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Physiol Meas 34:35-51. 2013
    ..5%, sensitivity of 83.8% and specificity of 85.2%. These results are encouraging to perform further research on the use of the ANS response in body-machine interfaces...
  48. pmc Quantification of clinical scores through physiological recordings in low-responsive patients: a feasibility study
    Martin Wieser
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Department of Health Science and Technologies, ETH Zurich, Tannenstrasse 1, Zurich 8092, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:30. 2012
    ..This new model could complement the clinical scores based on objective measurements in order to increase diagnostic reliability. Nevertheless, more patients are necessary to prove the conclusions of a statistical model with 12 variables...
  49. doi INS/EKF-based stride length, height and direction intent detection for walking assistance robots
    Dario Brescianini
    Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot 2011:5975363. 2011
    ..The proposed method is verifed in real walking scenarios including walking, climbing up-stairs, and changing direction of walking with normal...
  50. doi Mutual interferences and design principles for mechatronic devices in magnetic resonance imaging
    Ningbo Yu
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 6:473-88. 2011
    ..We have developed objective quantitative evaluation criteria for device characteristics needed to formulate design guidelines that ensure MRI-compatibility based on safety, device functionality and image quality...
  51. ncbi Patient-cooperative strategies for robot-aided treadmill training: first experimental results
    Robert Riener
    Rehabilitation Engineering Group, Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 13:380-94. 2005
    ..Further improvements of the technical design and additional clinical testing is required to prove whether the therapeutic outcome can be enhanced by such cooperative strategies...
  52. pmc Learning a locomotor task: with or without errors?
    Laura Marchal-Crespo
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 11:25. 2014
    ..However, to date, no study has analyzed with precision which training strategy is the most appropriate to learn an especially simple task...
  53. doi fMRI assessment of upper extremity related brain activation with an MRI-compatible manipulandum
    Ningbo Yu
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 6:447-55. 2011
    ..An fMRI assessment tool for upper extremity related brain activation using an MRI-compatible manipulandum was developed and tested for use in neurorehabilitation research...
  54. ncbi Haptic device for a ventricular shunt insertion simulator
    Bundit Panchaphongsaphak
    Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Stud Health Technol Inform 119:428-30. 2006
    ..The end-effector provides the range of movement up to 12 cm. The force is controlled by an open-loop impedance algorithm and can become up to 15 N...
  55. ncbi New technologies and concepts for rehabilitation in the acute phase of stroke: a collaborative matrix
    E M Siekierka
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurodegener Dis 4:57-69. 2007
    ..We also outline the neuroscientific basis of our approach, present our detailed clinical assessment protocol and provide preliminary results from patient testing of each of the three systems showing their viability for patient use...
  56. doi Augmented visual, auditory, haptic, and multimodal feedback in motor learning: a review
    Roland Sigrist
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich and Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychon Bull Rev 20:21-53. 2013
    ..Accordingly, the design criteria for successful visual, auditory, haptic, and multimodal feedback are elaborated...
  57. ncbi Model-based Heart rate prediction during Lokomat walking
    Alexander C Koenig
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009:1758-61. 2009
    ..Recordings with five different subjects were used for model validation. Future work includes model identification and predictive heart rate control with spinal cord injured and stroke patients...
  58. ncbi Three-dimensional touch interface for medical education
    Bundit Panchaphongsaphak
    Sensory Motor Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich CH 8092, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 11:251-63. 2007
    ..This error becomes smaller when increasing the contact force. Based on the survey results, the touch simulator may be a useful tool for assisting medical schools in the visualization of brain image data and the study of neuroanatomy...
  59. ncbi BrainTrain: brain simulator for medical VR application
    Bundit Panchaphongsaphak
    Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
    Stud Health Technol Inform 111:378-84. 2005
    ..The user can manipulate the cross-section image interactively and intuitively by moving the finger on the interface device...
  60. ncbi A sensorized human torso phantom
    Robert Riener
    Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Stud Health Technol Inform 98:323-6. 2004
    ..A plastic phantom model of a human torso is instrumented with a 6-degree-of-freedom force/torque sensor, thus, allowing an intuitive and interactive use for education of human anatomy...
  61. ncbi Elastic properties of an intact and ACL-ruptured knee joint: measurement, mathematical modelling, and haptic rendering
    Martin Frey
    Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, Physikstrasse 3, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Biomech 39:1371-82. 2006
    ..Orthopaedic physicians judged the performance of the dynamic knee joint model by executing physical knee joint tests at the MKS...
  62. doi Walking with WALK! A cooperative, patient-driven neuroprosthetic system
    Thomas Fuhr
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 27:38-48. 2008
  63. ncbi Force-torque input enhances medical VR applications
    Robert Riener
    Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    Stud Health Technol Inform 94:282-4. 2003
    ....
  64. ncbi The JoyntStick: a new force-input-device for a multi-modal desktop simulator
    Robert Riener
    Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Technical University of Munich, 80290 Munich, Germany
    Stud Health Technol Inform 94:285-7. 2003
    ..g. for the education of medical students. Furthermore, it can be a practical tool for resident orthopaedic physicians in order to enhance the consultation, clarification, and treatment planning together with the patient...
  65. ncbi Phantom-based interactive simulation system for dental treatment training
    Bundit Sae-Kee
    Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    Stud Health Technol Inform 98:327-32. 2004
    ..This system is not only able to enhance interactivity and accessibility of the training system compared to conventional methods but it also provides possibilities of recording, evaluating, and verifying the training results...
  66. ncbi Improved haptic rendering of anatomical data
    Florian Heike
    Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
    Stud Health Technol Inform 85:195-7. 2002
    ..Constraints on the virtual proxy's position on the mesh give good results in rendering concave edges. The algorithm allows force shading and smoothing at convex corners and edges by an approach originally developed for graphic rendering...
  67. ncbi A new haptic interface for VR medical training
    Robert Riener
    Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitat Munchen, 80290 Munich, Germany
    Stud Health Technol Inform 85:388-94. 2002
    ..g. pathological joint properties). This kind of new interface can be applied to many different medical applications, where the clinician directly touches human limbs or tissue, such as in obstetrics, reanimation, organ palpation, etc...
  68. ncbi A novel mechatronic body weight support system
    Martin Frey
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 14:311-21. 2006
    ..Thus, the novel BWS system presented in this paper is an important contribution to maximize the therapeutic outcome of human gait rehabilitation...
  69. ncbi The delivery simulator: a new application of medical VR
    Tobias Obst
    Klinik für Orthopädie und Sportorthopädie r d Isar, TU Munchen, Munich, Germany
    Stud Health Technol Inform 98:281-7. 2004
    ..This concept allows for the first time to transfer stored haptic expert-knowledge to the trainee without a tool-based feedback approach...
  70. ncbi Stair ascent and descent at different inclinations
    Robert Riener
    Centro di Bioingegneria, Fondazione Don C Gnocchi, I R C C S, Politecnico di Milano, 20148, Milan, Italy
    Gait Posture 15:32-44. 2002
    ..This and further findings suggest that there is a certain inclination angle or angular range where subjects do switch between a level walking and a stair walking gait pattern...