Affiliation: Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
- Passive exoskeletons for assisting limb movementTariq Rahman
Department of Biomedical Research, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19899, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 43:583-90. 2006..The exoskeleton has two links and 4 degrees of freedom. It uses linear elastic elements that balance the effects of gravity in three dimensions. The experiences of five children with arthrogryposis who used the WREX are described...
- Robotics, assistive technology, and occupational therapy management to improve upper limb function in pediatric neuromuscular diseasesTariq Rahman
Department of Biomedical Research, Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19899, USA
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 23:701-17. 2012..The state of the art in therapeutic and assistive robots and orthoses for the upper and lower extremity is also provided...
- A body-powered functional upper limb orthosisT Rahman
Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 19899, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 37:675-80. 2000..It uses linear elastic elements to balance out the effects of gravity in three dimensions. Preliminary results on testing with ten subjects will be presented...
- The association between brace compliance and outcome for patients with idiopathic scoliosisTariq Rahman
Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours Children s Clinic, Wilmington, Delaware 19899, USA
J Pediatr Orthop 25:420-2. 2005..In the group with low compliance (<90%), 14 of the 25 subjects' curves progressed (56%, P = 0.0075). Results indicate that the more patients comply with brace treatment, the better their chances of a favorable outcome...
- Design and testing of a functional arm orthosis in patients with neuromuscular diseasesTariq Rahman
Nemours Biomedical Research, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 19899, USA
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 15:244-51. 2007..The range-of-motion in the patients' arms increased considerably, while the time required to complete some of the Jebsen test tasks decreased. Most patients were very receptive to WREX, although a few were ambivalent...
- Wilmington robotic exoskeleton: a novel device to maintain arm improvement in muscular diseaseThierry Haumont
Department of Orthopedics, Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 19803, USA
J Pediatr Orthop 31:e44-9. 2011..Upper-extremity movement is limited in individuals with muscular weakness. This paper describes a novel, articulated upper-extremity orthosis, the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX), which helps people overcome this movement deficit...
- Tracking manikin tracheal intubation using motion analysisTariq Rahman
Center for Orthopedics Research and Development, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours Children s Clinics, Wilmington, DE 19899, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 27:701-5. 2011..This study investigates whether laryngoscope motion-tracking technology can be used to differentiate expert versus novice providers' techniques during endotracheal intubation in infant manikins; this may help improve intubation techniques...
- Compliance monitoring of brace treatment for patients with idiopathic scoliosisMasakazu Takemitsu
Nemours Children s Clinic Wilmington, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2070-4; discussion 2074. 2004..Prospective, blinded study to evaluate compliance with treatment...
- Automating arm movement training following severe stroke: functional exercises with quantitative feedback in a gravity-reduced environmentRobert J Sanchez
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engienering, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 3975, USA
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 14:378-89. 2006..001). These results demonstrate the feasibility of automating upper-extremity rehabilitation therapy for people with severe stroke using passive gravity assistance, a grip sensor, and simple virtual reality software...
- Compliance and Posture MonitorTariq Rahman; Fiscal Year: 2004..Two prototype units will be constructed. Tests of the units will be carried out on five subjects. Once technical feasibility has been demonstrated with human subjects a clinical trial will be undertaken in phase II of the grant. ..