- Age-related differences in working memory and force control under dual-task conditions
Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, International University Bremen, Germany
Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 13:366-84. 2006
..These results suggest that cognitive motor deficits are responsible for older adults' performance decrements under dual-task conditions...
- The effects of constraint-induced therapy on precision grip: a preliminary study
Jay L Alberts
School of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta 30332 0356, USA
Neurorehabil Neural Repair 18:250-8. 2004
..This preliminary study examines the effects of a 2-week constraint-induced therapy (CIT) intervention on the force-producing capabilities of the hemiparetic hand during the performance of a functional dexterous manipulation task...
- Alterations in transport path differentially affect temporal and spatial movement parameters
Jay L Alberts
School of Applied Physiology, Motor Control Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 0356, USA
Exp Brain Res 143:417-25. 2002
..These results suggest that the central nervous system may be using a spatial controller to coordinate prehensile components...
- Comparison of pallidal and subthalamic stimulation on force control in patient's with Parkinson's disease
Jay L Alberts
School of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Motor Control 8:484-99. 2004
..DBS of the GPi and STN leads to an improvement in the motor functioning of advanced PD patients. Improvement in force-timing specification during DBS might allow PD patients to employ a feedforward method of force control...
- Contemporary linkages between EMG, kinetics and stroke rehabilitation
Steven L Wolf
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
J Electromyogr Kinesiol 15:229-39. 2005
..Clinicians and researchers interested in expanding their use of these measurement tools are encouraged to learn more about application possibilities...
- Combined use of repetitive task practice and an assistive robotic device in a patient with subacute stroke
Ellen M Frick
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla, USA
Phys Ther 86:1378-86. 2006
..This case report describes a training program comprising repetitive task practice (RTP) and robotic therapy for a patient with subacute stroke and resultant impaired upper-extremity function...
- Effect of motor practice on dual-task performance in older adults
Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P141-8. 2007
..After practice, older adults improved cognitive performance in dual-task conditions. Advances in age appear to be associated with a decrease in the ability to manage and coordinate multiple tasks, which remains after extended practice...
- Age-related changes in grasping force modulation
Jacobs centre for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, International University Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Exp Brain Res 166:61-70. 2005
..These data suggest that older adults are impaired in the accurate release of grip force. Varied force release patterns that disrupt the precision of force modulation may contribute to older adults' diminished dexterous abilities...
- Changes in multi-joint performance with age
Rachael D Seidler
Department of Movement Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2214, USA
Motor Control 6:19-31. 2002
..Thus, to achieve motor performance, elderly persons appear to use coactivation in a manner that is fundamentally different than young adults...
- Changes in serial optical topography and TMS during task performance after constraint-induced movement therapy in stroke: a case study
Si Woon Park
Department of Stroke Rehabilitation, National Rehabilitation Center, Seoul, Korea
Neurorehabil Neural Repair 18:95-105. 2004
..Clinical scores revealed marked improvement in functional activities. In one patient who suffered a stroke, 2 weeks of CIT led to improved function and cortical reorganization in the hemisphere contralateral to the affected hand...
- Effects of combined robotic therapy and repetitive-task practice on upper-extremity function in a patient with chronic stroke
Department of Occupational Therapy, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Am J Occup Ther 62:28-35. 2008
..This article describes the effect of a robotic device combined with repetitive-task practice (RTP) on upper-extremity function in a patient with chronic stroke...