artificial limbs

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Summary: Prosthetic replacements for arms, legs, and parts thereof.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Energy expenditure and biomechanical characteristics of lower limb amputee gait: the influence of prosthetic alignment and different prosthetic components
    Thomas Schmalz
    Department of Research, Otto Bock Health Care, Duderstadt, Germany
    Gait Posture 16:255-63. 2002
  2. ncbi A robust, real-time control scheme for multifunction myoelectric control
    Kevin Englehart
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 25 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB E3B5A3, Canada
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 50:848-54. 2003
  3. ncbi Control of a powered ankle-foot prosthesis based on a neuromuscular model
    Michael F Eilenberg
    Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 18:164-73. 2010
  4. ncbi Powered ankle-foot prosthesis to assist level-ground and stair-descent gaits
    Samuel Au
    MIT Media Laboratory, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neural Netw 21:654-66. 2008
  5. pmc Targeted muscle reinnervation for real-time myoelectric control of multifunction artificial arms
    Todd A Kuiken
    Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 E Superior St, Room 1309, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    JAMA 301:619-28. 2009
  6. ncbi Review of secondary physical conditions associated with lower-limb amputation and long-term prosthesis use
    Robert Gailey
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:15-29. 2008
  7. pmc Quantifying pattern recognition-based myoelectric control of multifunctional transradial prostheses
    Guanglin Li
    Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 18:185-92. 2010
  8. ncbi Myoelectric signal processing for control of powered limb prostheses
    P Parker
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 15 Dineen Drive, P O Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 16:541-8. 2006
  9. ncbi Use and satisfaction with prosthetic devices among persons with trauma-related amputations: a long-term outcome study
    T R Dillingham
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 80:563-71. 2001
  10. pmc Multiclass real-time intent recognition of a powered lower limb prosthesis
    Huseyin Atakan Varol
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 57:542-51. 2010

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  1. ncbi Energy expenditure and biomechanical characteristics of lower limb amputee gait: the influence of prosthetic alignment and different prosthetic components
    Thomas Schmalz
    Department of Research, Otto Bock Health Care, Duderstadt, Germany
    Gait Posture 16:255-63. 2002
    ..All investigated variations can be clearly characterized by the sagittal moments acting on the joints of the prosthetic limb during gait...
  2. ncbi A robust, real-time control scheme for multifunction myoelectric control
    Kevin Englehart
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 25 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB E3B5A3, Canada
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 50:848-54. 2003
    ..Finally, minimal storage capacity is required, which is an important factor in embedded control systems...
  3. ncbi Control of a powered ankle-foot prosthesis based on a neuromuscular model
    Michael F Eilenberg
    Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 18:164-73. 2010
    ..This study highlights the importance of neuromuscular controllers for enhancing the adaptiveness of powered prosthetic devices across varied terrain surfaces...
  4. ncbi Powered ankle-foot prosthesis to assist level-ground and stair-descent gaits
    Samuel Au
    MIT Media Laboratory, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neural Netw 21:654-66. 2008
    ..The results of this study highlight the potential of prosthetic leg controllers that exploit neural signals to trigger terrain-appropriate, local prosthetic leg behaviors...
  5. pmc Targeted muscle reinnervation for real-time myoelectric control of multifunction artificial arms
    Todd A Kuiken
    Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 E Superior St, Room 1309, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    JAMA 301:619-28. 2009
    ..After reinnervation, these target muscles produce electromyogram (EMG) signals on the surface of the skin that can be measured and used to control prosthetic arms...
  6. ncbi Review of secondary physical conditions associated with lower-limb amputation and long-term prosthesis use
    Robert Gailey
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:15-29. 2008
    ..We review the literature on secondary complications among people with lower-limb loss who are long-term prosthesis wearers...
  7. pmc Quantifying pattern recognition-based myoelectric control of multifunctional transradial prostheses
    Guanglin Li
    Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 18:185-92. 2010
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  8. ncbi Myoelectric signal processing for control of powered limb prostheses
    P Parker
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 15 Dineen Drive, P O Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 16:541-8. 2006
    ..The paper demonstrates that considerable progress has been made in providing clients with useful and reliable myoelectric communication channels, and that exciting work and developments are on the horizon...
  9. ncbi Use and satisfaction with prosthetic devices among persons with trauma-related amputations: a long-term outcome study
    T R Dillingham
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 80:563-71. 2001
    ..Phantom pain and residual limb skin problems are also common afflictions in this population...
  10. pmc Multiclass real-time intent recognition of a powered lower limb prosthesis
    Huseyin Atakan Varol
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 57:542-51. 2010
    ..Due to the intentional overlapping functionality of the middle-level controllers, the incorrect classifications neither caused problems in functionality, nor were perceived by the user...
  11. pmc A strategy for identifying locomotion modes using surface electromyography
    He Huang
    Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 56:65-73. 2009
    ..1%, and 5.2% +/- 3.7%, respectively. Comparable results were also observed in our pilot study on the subjects with TF amputations. The outcome of this investigation could promote the future design of neural-controlled artificial legs...
  12. ncbi Quantitative and qualitative comparison of a new prosthetic suspension system with two existing suspension systems for lower limb amputees
    Arezoo Eshraghi
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 91:1028-38. 2012
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  13. pmc The effect of prosthetic foot push-off on mechanical loading associated with knee osteoarthritis in lower extremity amputees
    David C Morgenroth
    Department of Veterans Affairs, RR and D Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Gait Posture 34:502-7. 2011
    ..Prosthetic feet that perform more prosthetic push-off appear to be associated with a reduction in 1st peak intact knee EAM, and their use could potentially reduce the risk and burden of knee osteoarthritis in this population...
  14. ncbi Questionnaire for Persons with a Transfemoral Amputation (Q-TFA): initial validity and reliability of a new outcome measure
    Kerstin Hagberg
    Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Bruna Stråket 11b, plan 5, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    J Rehabil Res Dev 41:695-706. 2004
    ..Cronbach's alpha revealed good internal consistency, with no values less than 0.7. This study shows that the Q-TFA, applied to persons using a transfemoral socket prosthesis, has adequate initial validity and reliability...
  15. ncbi Calibration problems encountered while monitoring stump/socket interface pressures with force sensing resistors: techniques adopted to minimise inaccuracies
    A W Buis
    National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK P P
    Prosthet Orthot Int 21:179-82. 1997
    ..It is considered that, by calibrating the transducers attached to the socket, and by adopting a strict test protocol, FSRs may provide a guide to the dynamic pressure distribution applied to the trans-tibial stump during gait...
  16. pmc Improving myoelectric pattern recognition robustness to electrode shift by changing interelectrode distance and electrode configuration
    Aaron J Young
    Center for Bionic Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 59:645-52. 2012
    ..01) reduced sensitivity to electrode shift compared to a traditional time-domain feature set...
  17. ncbi A wavelet-based continuous classification scheme for multifunction myoelectric control
    K Englehart
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 48:302-11. 2001
    ..Although in its preliminary stages of development, this scheme promises a more natural and efficient means of myoelectric control than one based on discrete, transient bursts of activity...
  18. ncbi Transtibial prosthetic suspension: less pistoning versus easy donning and doffing
    Hossein Gholizadeh
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    J Rehabil Res Dev 49:1321-30. 2012
    ..The article also verifies the feasibility of the Vicon motion system for measuring pistoning during gait...
  19. ncbi Adjustments in gait symmetry with walking speed in trans-femoral and trans-tibial amputees
    Lee Nolan
    Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Gait Posture 17:142-51. 2003
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  20. ncbi Online myoelectric control of a dexterous hand prosthesis by transradial amputees
    Christian Cipriani
    The BioRobotics Institute formerly ARTS and CRIM Labs, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, 56025 Pontedera, Italy
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 19:260-70. 2011
    ..These results are encouraging for the development of noninvasive EMG interfaces for the control of dexterous prostheses...
  21. ncbi Referral of sensation to an advanced humanoid robotic hand prosthesis
    Birgitta Rosén
    Department of Hand Surgery, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 43:260-6. 2009
    ..These observations indicate that the previously described "rubber hand illusion" is also valid for an advanced hand prosthesis, even when it has a robotic-like appearance...
  22. ncbi The use of targeted muscle reinnervation for improved myoelectric prosthesis control in a bilateral shoulder disarticulation amputee
    T A Kuiken
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Department of PM and R at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Prosthet Orthot Int 28:245-53. 2004
    ..Subjectively the patient clearly preferred the new prosthesis. He reported that it was easier and faster to use, and felt more natural...
  23. ncbi Online electromyographic control of a robotic prosthesis
    Pradeep Shenoy
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, P O Box 352350, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 55:1128-35. 2008
    ..We evaluated the performance of the EMG-based real-time control system by comparing it with a keyboard-control baseline in a three-subject study for a variety of complex tasks...
  24. ncbi Functional outcome of patients with proximal upper limb deficiency--acquired and congenital
    Dipak Datta
    Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Clin Rehabil 18:172-7. 2004
    ..To investigate the functional outcome of patients with proximal upper limb deficiency--acquired and congenital (elbow disarticulation, transhumeral, shoulder disarticulation and forequarter level)...
  25. ncbi The effect of foot and ankle prosthetic components on braking and propulsive impulses during transtibial amputee gait
    Robert J Zmitrewicz
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1334-9. 2006
    ..To assess the influence of energy storage and return (ESAR) prosthetic feet and multi-axis ankles on ground reaction forces and loading asymmetry between lower limbs in transtibial amputees...
  26. ncbi Residual function in peripheral nerve stumps of amputees: implications for neural control of artificial limbs
    Gurpreet S Dhillon
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 29:605-15; discussion 616-8. 2004
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  27. ncbi The SIGAM mobility grades: a new population-specific measure for lower limb amputees
    N H Ryall
    Prosthetics Department, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, UK nicola ryall hrh ie
    Disabil Rehabil 25:833-44. 2003
    ..To develop a valid measure of lower limb amputee mobility suitable for routine clinical use, including monitoring change...
  28. ncbi Multiple binary classifications via linear discriminant analysis for improved controllability of a powered prosthesis
    Levi J Hargrove
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB E3B5A3, Canada
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 18:49-57. 2010
    ..This work provides the basis for a clinically viable pattern recognition based myoelectric control system which is robust, easily configured, and highly usable...
  29. pmc Gait symmetry and regularity in transfemoral amputees assessed by trunk accelerations
    Andrea Tura
    Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems, University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 7:4. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate a method based on a single accelerometer for the assessment of gait symmetry and regularity in subjects wearing lower limb prostheses...
  30. ncbi Consumer design priorities for upper limb prosthetics
    Elaine Biddiss
    Bloorview Research Institute, Toronto, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2:346-57. 2007
    ..To measure consumer satisfaction with upper limb prosthetics and provide an enumerated list of design priorities for future developments...
  31. ncbi Robotic devices as therapeutic and diagnostic tools for stroke recovery
    Bruce T Volpe
    Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Burke Cornell Medical Research Institute, White Plains, New York 10605, USA
    Arch Neurol 66:1086-90. 2009
    ..Additionally, robotic devices can measure motor performance objectively and will contribute to a detailed phenotype of stroke recovery...
  32. pmc Control of a six degree of freedom prosthetic arm after targeted muscle reinnervation surgery
    Laura A Miller
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:2057-65. 2008
    ..To fit and evaluate the control of a complex prosthesis for a shoulder disarticulation-level amputee with targeted muscle reinnervation...
  33. ncbi The energy cost for the step-to-step transition in amputee walking
    Han Houdijk
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 30:35-40. 2009
    ..It was concluded that the increased mechanical work for the step-to-step transition from prosthetic to intact limb contributes to the increased metabolic energy cost of amputee walking...
  34. ncbi Prosthetic liners for lower limb amputees: a review of the literature
    Glenn K Klute
    Department of Veterans Affairs, RR and D Center of Excellence, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Prosthet Orthot Int 34:146-53. 2010
    ..Liner material properties have been well-studied, but their influence on in vivo performance is not well understood. Understanding liner effect on function would be an area of great usefulness...
  35. ncbi Socket/stump interface dynamic pressure distributions recorded during the prosthetic stance phase of gait of a trans-tibial amputee wearing a hydrocast socket
    P Convery
    National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Prosthet Orthot Int 23:107-12. 1999
    ..The proximal "ring" of high pressure in the hand cast PTB socket is replaced with a more distal pressure in the hydrocast socket...
  36. ncbi Issues of importance reported by persons with lower limb amputations and prostheses
    M W Legro
    University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 36:155-63. 1999
    ..Future research is recommended to adjust aspects of the fit of the prosthesis with the residual limb. Implementing periodic check-up visits could uncover problems and eliminate unnecessary suffering...
  37. ncbi Use of gait summary measures with lower limb amputees
    Lauren Kark
    Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Gait Posture 35:238-43. 2012
    ..The mGGI, mGDI and mGPS identified, quantified and stratified gait pathology, indicating that any of the gait measures investigated in this study can be applied as outcome measures in research and case management in lower limb amputees...
  38. ncbi Engineering a trans-tibial prosthetic socket for the lower limb amputee
    Sheridan Laing
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 40:252-9. 2011
    ..Methods to examine and compare these designs are also addressed...
  39. pmc The SmartHand transradial prosthesis
    Christian Cipriani
    The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Pontedera Pi, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:29. 2011
    ..This paper presents the design and on bench evaluation of the SmartHand...
  40. ncbi Patient satisfaction following lower-limb amputation: the role of gait deviation
    Lauren Kark
    Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Prosthet Orthot Int 35:225-33. 2011
    ..Patient satisfaction is an important measurement in healthcare for administrators, clinicians and patients...
  41. ncbi An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the embodiment of artificial limbs
    C D Murray
    Department of Psychology, Liverpool Hope University College, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 26:963-73. 2004
    ..To gain an understanding of the embodied perceptual experience of successful prosthesis...
  42. ncbi The effects of a controlled energy storage and return prototype prosthetic foot on transtibial amputee ambulation
    Ava D Segal
    Department of Veterans Affairs, RR and D Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Hum Mov Sci 31:918-31. 2012
    ..Controlled energy storage and return enhanced prosthetic push-off, but requires further design modifications to improve amputee walking economy...
  43. ncbi Gait initiation in lower limb amputees
    A H Vrieling
    Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 27:423-30. 2008
    ..To study limitations in function and adjustment strategies in lower limb amputees during gait initiation...
  44. ncbi Control of lateral balance in walking. Experimental findings in normal subjects and above-knee amputees
    At L Hof
    Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, P O Box 196, 9700 AD Groningen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 25:250-8. 2007
    ..This suggests that not in all cases symmetric gait should be an aim of rehabilitation...
  45. pmc Real-time myoelectric control of a multi-fingered hand prosthesis using principal components analysis
    Giulia C Matrone
    Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell Informazione, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:40. 2012
    ..Hence, the novelty of this approach stood in the PCA application for solving the challenging problem of best mapping the EMG inputs into the degrees of freedom (DoFs) of the prosthesis...
  46. ncbi The influence of falling, fear of falling, and balance confidence on prosthetic mobility and social activity among individuals with a lower extremity amputation
    W C Miller
    Faculty of Medicine, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:1238-44. 2001
    ..To assess in amputee patients the relationship between having fallen in the past 12 months, fear of falling, and balance confidence on mobility capability, mobility performance, and social activity...
  47. ncbi Psychosocial adjustment in Swedish children with upper-limb reduction deficiency and a myoelectric prosthetic hand
    L Hermansson
    Limb Deficiency and Arm Prosthesis Centre, Department of Paediatrics, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 94:479-88. 2005
    ..To study psychosocial adjustment and mental health in children with upper-limb reduction deficiency and a myoelectric prosthetic hand...
  48. ncbi Physiological cost index (PCI) and walking performance in individuals with transfemoral prostheses compared to healthy controls
    K Hagberg
    Department of Orthopaedics, Göteborg University and Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Disabil Rehabil 29:643-9. 2007
    ..The aim was to obtain values for these measures for individuals walking with transfemoral prostheses and to compare the results with healthy controls...
  49. pmc The effects of electrode size and orientation on the sensitivity of myoelectric pattern recognition systems to electrode shift
    Aaron J Young
    Center for Bionic Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 58:2537-44. 2011
    ..One clinically important result was that a combination of longitudinal and transverse electrodes yielded high controllability with and without electrode shift using only four physical electrode pole locations...
  50. pmc Development of an implantable myoelectric sensor for advanced prosthesis control
    Daniel R Merrill
    Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Santa Clarita, CA, USA
    Artif Organs 35:249-52. 2011
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  51. ncbi Selective classification for improved robustness of myoelectric control under nonideal conditions
    Erik J Scheme
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 58:1698-705. 2011
    ..Additionally, the classification scheme allows for real-time, independent adjustment of individual class-pair boundaries making it flexible and intuitive for clinical use...
  52. ncbi Advances in lower-limb prosthetic technology
    Justin Z Laferrier
    Department of Research and Development, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, 7108 Highland Dr, Bldg 4, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 1260, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 21:87-110. 2010
    ..What once seemed impossible is rapidly becoming reality. The future seems limitless, and the replication of anatomic function now seems possible...
  53. ncbi Resolving the limb position effect in myoelectric pattern recognition
    Anders Fougner
    Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 19:644-51. 2011
    ..7% and 5.0%, respectively. Our study shows how sensor fusion (using EMG and accelerometers) may be an efficient method to mitigate the effect of limb position and improve classification accuracy...
  54. ncbi Health-related quality of life in Swedish children and adolescents with limb reduction deficiency
    K Ylimäinen
    Department of Paediatrics, Orebro University Hospital, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 99:1550-5. 2010
    ..To investigate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in young persons with limb reduction deficiency (LRD)...
  55. ncbi 3D reconstruction of the structure of a residual limb for customising the design of a prosthetic socket
    Zheng Shuxian
    Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Xi an Jiaotong University, Postcode 710049, Xi an, PR China
    Med Eng Phys 27:67-74. 2005
    ..It can moreover avoid making a positive mould by the way of manual modifications. In addition to this, it can provide a scientific basis for the individualization of prosthetic socket design...
  56. ncbi Knee muscle activity during ambulation of trans-tibial amputees
    E Isakov
    Orthopedic Rehabilitation Department, Loewenstein Hospital, Ra anana, Israel
    J Rehabil Med 33:196-9. 2001
    ..05) smaller ratio (0.22) compared with the sound leg (0.83). The use of prosthesis in trans-tibial amputees requires further activity of the biceps femoris during stance period to improve support of the amputated leg knee joint...
  57. ncbi The social meanings of prosthesis use
    Craig D Murray
    Department of Psychology, Manchester University, UK
    J Health Psychol 10:425-41. 2005
    The present research explores the social meanings surrounding the use of artificial limbs. Semi-structured email and face-to-face interviews were conducted with 35 prosthesis users, along with analysis of the posts made on an email ..
  58. ncbi Double nerve intraneural interface implant on a human amputee for robotic hand control
    Paolo M Rossini
    Dept of Neurology, University Campus Bio Medico, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:777-83. 2010
    ..Aim of this study is to evaluate a novel peripheral intraneural multielectrode for multi-movement prosthesis control and for sensory feed-back, while assessing cortical reorganization following the re-acquired stream of data...
  59. pmc Principal components analysis based control of a multi-DoF underactuated prosthetic hand
    Giulia C Matrone
    Department of Computer Engineering and Systems Science, University of Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 7:16. 2010
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  60. pmc Design of a cybernetic hand for perception and action
    M C Carrozza
    ARTS Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Pontedera Pi, Italy
    Biol Cybern 95:629-44. 2006
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  61. ncbi Dermatologic conditions associated with use of a lower-extremity prosthesis
    Nancy L Dudek
    Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:659-63. 2005
    ..To document the frequency of skin problems among lower-limb prosthesis users and to assess for factors associated with skin problems among patients using a prosthesis...
  62. ncbi Gait adjustments in obstacle crossing, gait initiation and gait termination after a recent lower limb amputation
    Aline H Vrieling
    Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, PO Box 30002, Haren 9750 RA, The Netherlands
    Clin Rehabil 23:659-71. 2009
    ..To describe the adjustments in gait characteristics of obstacle crossing, gait initiation and gait termination that occur in subjects with a recent lower limb amputation during the rehabilitation process...
  63. ncbi Kinematic and kinetic comparisons of transfemoral amputee gait using C-Leg and Mauch SNS prosthetic knees
    Ava D Segal
    Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way, Mail Stop 151, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:857-70. 2006
    ..30 +/- 0.1 vs 1.21 +/- 0.1 m/s, respectively; p = 0.004). The C-Leg prosthetic limb vertical ground reaction force decreased compared with the Mauch SNS (96.3 +/- 4.7 vs 100.3 +/- 7.5 % body weight, respectively; p = 0.0092)...
  64. ncbi Improved myoelectric prosthesis control using targeted reinnervation surgery: a case series
    Laura A Miller
    Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 16:46-50. 2008
    ..Performance on timed tests, including the box-and-blocks test and clothespin test, has increased two to six times. Options for new control strategies are discussed...
  65. pmc Cognitive vision system for control of dexterous prosthetic hands: experimental evaluation
    Strahinja Dosen
    Department for Health Science and Technology, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 7:42. 2010
    ..The current study presents and tests the operation of a new control method for dexterous prosthetic hands...
  66. ncbi Biomechanics and physiological parameters during gait in lower-limb amputees: a systematic review
    Yoshimasa Sagawa
    UVHC, LAMIH, F 59313 Valenciennes, France
    Gait Posture 33:511-26. 2011
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  67. ncbi Muscle and prosthesis contributions to amputee walking mechanics: a modeling study
    Anne K Silverman
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA
    J Biomech 45:2271-8. 2012
    ..These results provide further insight into muscle and prosthesis function in below-knee amputee walking and can help guide rehabilitation methods and device designs to improve amputee mobility...
  68. ncbi A unified deformable (UD) segment model for quantifying total power of anatomical and prosthetic below-knee structures during stance in gait
    Kota Z Takahashi
    Biomechanics and Movement Science Interdisciplinary Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA
    J Biomech 45:2662-7. 2012
    ..Therefore, this technique may be valuable for facilitating direct comparisons between anatomical and disparate prosthetic below-knee structures in future studies...
  69. ncbi Strength asymmetry and osteoarthritis risk factors in unilateral trans-tibial, amputee gait
    Chandra H Lloyd
    Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, KNB 135, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Gait Posture 32:296-300. 2010
    ..643). Results suggest that strength asymmetry in unilateral trans-tibial amputees has a moderate relationship with osteoarthritis risk, and may be a useful way to assess gait ability and the need for rehabilitation in this population...
  70. ncbi Obstacle crossing in lower limb amputees
    A H Vrieling
    Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 26:587-94. 2007
    ..To study limitations in function and adjustment strategies in lower limb amputees during obstacle crossing...
  71. ncbi Paré and prosthetics: the early history of artificial limbs
    Alan J Thurston
    Department of Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 77:1114-9. 2007
    ..What began as a modified crutch with a wooden or leather cup and progressed through many metamorphoses has now developed into a highly sophisticated prosthetic limb made of space-age materials...
  72. ncbi The effects of prosthetic ankle dorsiflexion and energy return on below-knee amputee leg loading
    Jessica D Ventura
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 26:298-303. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of prosthetic ankle dorsiflexion and energy storage and return on leg loading during steady-state walking...
  73. ncbi Loading applied on prosthetic knee of transfemoral amputee: comparison of inverse dynamics and direct measurements
    R Dumas
    Universite de Lyon, F 69622, Lyon, France
    Gait Posture 30:560-2. 2009
    ..e., 5 N m) were relatively small. However the dynamic outcomes of the prosthetic components (i.e., absorption of the foot, friction and limit stop of the knee) were only partially assessed with inverse dynamic methods...
  74. ncbi Prosthetic management of children in The Netherlands with upper limb deficiencies
    M A Kuyper
    Revalidatie Centrum De Hoogstraat, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Prosthet Orthot Int 25:228-34. 2001
    ..Data on prosthesis use are encouraging, although a follow-up study is required to determine the functional outcome for prosthesis users and non-users...
  75. ncbi Kinematics and kinetics with an adaptive ankle foot system during stair ambulation of transtibial amputees
    Merkur Alimusaj
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Gait Posture 30:356-63. 2009
    ..Therefore, despite its additional weight compared to a conventional prosthetic ankle, the Proprio-Foot should be beneficial to active TT amputees whose knee musculature strength does not constitute a handicap...
  76. ncbi Correlation of residual limb length and gait parameters in amputees
    Brian S Baum
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Injury 39:728-33. 2008
    ..This implies that surgeons may have more flexibility to amputate at a higher level to preserve soft tissue quality and improve prosthetic fitting without sacrificing gait function...
  77. ncbi Improvements in hip- and pelvic motion for patients with osseointegrated trans-femoral prostheses
    R Tranberg
    Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Gait Posture 33:165-8. 2011
    ..Even though the changes were moderate they may, in the long-term have a positive influence on low-back biomechanics and could contribute to reducing the risk of further problems with low back pain...
  78. ncbi Effect of prosthetic design on center of pressure excursion in partial foot prostheses
    Michael P Dillon
    National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Division of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:161-78. 2011
    ..When these design elements were used in concert, the persons with PFA adopted a gait pattern more consistent with nondisabled persons. Further work is required on a larger cohort to ensure the observations are generalizable...
  79. ncbi Trans-femoral amputee gait: socket-pelvis constraints and compensation strategies
    M Rabuffetti
    Centro di Bioingegneria FDG, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Prosthet Orthot Int 29:183-92. 2005
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  80. ncbi Direct neural sensory feedback and control of a prosthetic arm
    Gurpreet Singh Dhillon
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 13:468-72. 2005
    Evidence indicates that user acceptance of modern artificial limbs by amputees would be significantly enhanced by a system that provides appropriate, graded, distally referred sensations of touch and joint movement, and that the ..
  81. ncbi Utilization of prostheses among US veterans with traumatic amputation: a pilot survey
    R A Sherman
    Orthopedic Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98432 5000, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 36:100-8. 1999
    ..The first step should be a large survey of veterans with amputation to get an accurate assessment of the extent of prosthesis-related problems...
  82. ncbi Pilot study: data-capturing consistency of two trans-tibial casting concepts, using a manikin stump model: a comparison between the hands-on PTB and hands-off ICECAST compact concepts
    A W P Buis
    National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Prosthet Orthot Int 27:100-6. 2003
    ..This study has shown that by using the manikin model there is a clear indication that the investigated hands-off concept produces more consistent results than the hands-on concept...
  83. ncbi Magnetic resonance imaging technology in transtibial socket research: a pilot study
    Arjan W P Buis
    National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland G4 0LS
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:883-90. 2006
    ..Results show that extracting the bone structure and using it as the reference grid to quantify the differences in volume and shape of the soft tissues of the residual limb is feasible...
  84. ncbi Finite element modelling of a residual lower-limb in a prosthetic socket: a survey of the development in the first decade
    M Zhang
    Rehabilitation Engineering Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, People s Republic of China
    Med Eng Phys 20:360-73. 1998
    ..Further research is still required in order to improve these models to obtain higher precision in the results taking into account nonlinear and dynamic effects...
  85. pmc On the viability of implantable electrodes for the natural control of artificial limbs: review and discussion
    Max Ortiz-Catalan
    Department of Signals and Systems, Biomedical Engineering Division, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden
    Biomed Eng Online 11:33. 2012
    ..paper describes several implantable electrodes and discusses them as a solution for the natural control of artificial limbs. In this context "natural" is defined as producing control over limb movement analogous to that of an intact ..
  86. ncbi Gait analysis in prosthetics: opinions, ideas and conclusions
    J S Rietman
    Department of Rehabilitation, University of Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
    Prosthet Orthot Int 26:50-7. 2002
    ..A considerable part of the studies concerned the adaptive strategies of the amputee in walking and running and the evaluation of different prosthetic feet. All aspects and outcomes were reviewed concerning the clinical relevance...
  87. pmc Myoelectric hand prostheses in very young children
    Marcus Egermann
    Stiftung Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg, Schlierbacher Landstrasse 200a, 69118, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int Orthop 33:1101-5. 2009
    ..Since a correct indication and an intense training program significantly influence the acceptance rate, introduction of myoelectric prostheses to preschool children should take place at specialised centres with an interdisciplinary team...
  88. ncbi Outcome of lower extremity malignancy survivors treated with transfemoral amputation
    R Dow Hoffman
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:177-82. 2002
    ..To determine outcomes of surviving patients who underwent transfemoral amputation as part of treatment for lower extremity malignancy at a mean 15 years postoperatively, with a minimum 2-year follow-up...
  89. ncbi Repeatability of a new observational gait score for unilateral lower limb amputees
    Susan J Hillman
    Anderson Gait Analysis Laboratory, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Gait Posture 32:39-45. 2010
    ..5-4.6). Interobserver repeatability was poor with a repeatability coefficient of 5.9. This score could be used in practice to assess amputees and is most repeatable if used by the same observer to evaluate changes in patients over time...
  90. ncbi Prosthetic feet: state-of-the-art review and the importance of mimicking human ankle-foot biomechanics
    Rino Versluys
    Robotics and Multibody Mechanics Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 4:65-75. 2009
    ..The importance of mimicking human ankle-foot biomechanics with prosthetic feet is briefly discussed. Prior work in both objective and subjective evaluation of prosthetic gait is reported...
  91. ncbi Measurement of the consistency of patellar-tendon-bearing cast rectification
    P Convery
    National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Prosthet Orthot Int 27:207-13. 2003
    ..8mm for prosthetist B. The lengths of the 5 plaster models rectified by prosthetist A indicated a SD of 0.2mm whereas the lengths of the 5 plaster models rectified by prosthetist B indicated a SD of 2.9mm...
  92. pmc Bionic ankle-foot prosthesis normalizes walking gait for persons with leg amputation
    Hugh M Herr
    Biomechatronics Group, Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 75 Amherst Street E14 348U, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:457-64. 2012
    ..Using the bionic prosthesis resulted in metabolic energy costs, preferred walking velocities and biomechanical patterns that were not significantly different from people without an amputation...
  93. ncbi Comparison of gait of persons with partial foot amputation wearing prosthesis to matched control group: observational study
    Michael P Dillon
    National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:1317-34. 2008
    ..The hip joints still contributed significantly to the power generation required to walk...
  94. ncbi Conditioning and sampling issues of EMG signals in motion recognition of multifunctional myoelectric prostheses
    Guanglin Li
    Key Lab for Health Informatics of Chinese Academy of Science, Shenzhen, China
    Ann Biomed Eng 39:1779-87. 2011
    ....
  95. ncbi Compensatory mechanism involving the knee joint of the intact limb during gait in unilateral below-knee amputees
    C Beyaert
    Laboratoire d analyse du Mouvement, Institut Régional de Réadaptation de Nancy, Centre de Réadaptation Louis Pierquin, 54000 Nancy, France
    Gait Posture 28:278-84. 2008
    ..Knee kinetics of the intact limb did alter, which suggests a compensatory mechanism...
  96. ncbi Object discrimination with an artificial hand using electrical stimulation of peripheral tactile and proprioceptive pathways with intrafascicular electrodes
    Kenneth Horch
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 19:483-9. 2011
    ..The other subject, who received information about finger position via a proprioceptive sensation referred to his phantom hand, correctly identified the objects at a level statistically significantly above chance performance...
  97. ncbi Finite element modeling of the contact interface between trans-tibial residual limb and prosthetic socket
    Winson C C Lee
    Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    Med Eng Phys 26:655-62. 2004
    ..It was found that peak normal and shear stresses over the regions where socket undercuts were made reduced and the stress values over other regions raised in the model having the simplifying assumption...
  98. pmc Speed adaptation in a powered transtibial prosthesis controlled with a neuromuscular model
    Jared Markowitz
    Biomechatronics Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:1621-31. 2011
    ..The controller produced speed-adaptive behaviour; net ankle work increased with walking speed, highlighting the benefits of applying neuromuscular principles in the control of adaptive prosthetic limbs...
  99. ncbi Review of research on prosthetic devices for lower extremity amputation
    Diane M Collins
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Crit Rev Biomed Eng 34:379-438. 2006
    ..Furthermore, no prosthetic device can adjust to the typical movements of the human gait. These areas provide opportunities for further research and development...
  100. ncbi The effect of prosthetic ankle energy storage and return properties on muscle activity in below-knee amputee walking
    Jessica D Ventura
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C2200, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Gait Posture 33:220-6. 2011
    ..These results highlight the influence of ESAR stiffness on muscle activity and the importance of prescribing appropriate prosthetic foot stiffness to improve rehabilitation outcomes...
  101. ncbi Two multiarticulated hydraulic hand prostheses
    Christian Pylatiuk
    Institute for Applied Computer Sciences IAI, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Artif Organs 28:980-6. 2004
    ..Consumers want new prosthetic hand designs that have increased functionality, better cosmetic appearance, and lower weight...

Research Grants62

  1. NEUROMUSCULAR REORGANIZATION FOR PROSTHESIS CONTROL
    Todd Kuiken; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..board- certified physiatrist with clinical and research interests in the care of amputees and improvement of artificial limbs. Currently amputees can only control a single degree-of-freedom at a time with myoelectric prostheses, which ..
  2. Preparation of a Monograph on Targeted Reinnervation
    TODD ALAN KUIKEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..has been performed on more than 50 patients and has encouraged and enabled development of state-of-the-art artificial limbs and cutting-edge control strategies...
  3. Neural-Enabled Prosthesis with Sensorimotor Integration
    Ranu Jung; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..will require seamless integration of the intact sensory-motor living system with advanced highly capable artificial limbs. Our bioengineering research partnership proposes to develop an advanced prosthetic system that uses ..
  4. Restoring upper limb movement sense to amputees;a move towards natural control o
    Paul Marasco; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Without natural and intuitive sensory feedback artificial limbs are still just insensate tools...
  5. CRCNS: Active Sensing and Odor Processing in the Olfactory Bulb
    DALE M WACHOWIAK; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..important biomedical impact of this work is the development of improved prosthetic devices - for example, artificial limbs which use sensor-driven proprioceptive information to help control movement...
  6. Development &Testing of the Single Motor Propelled Wheelchair For India &other
    Jonathan L Pearlman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..data and developed and evaluated a prototype of the Single Motor Propelled Wheelchair (SIMPL-WC) at the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) in Kanpur, India and at the Indian Spinal Injuries Center (ISIC) ..
  7. Long Term Interfacing and Signaling of Neuronal Tissue Using Cubic Silicon Carbid
    CHRISTOPHER LEROY FREWIN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..to improve the lives of people suffering from many neurological disorders, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), trauma resultant from stroke or acute injury, or be to used as an interface to control mechanized artificial limbs.
  8. Provision of Assistive Technology to Veterans Post-Stroke
    SANDRA L WINKLER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. mobility devices, artificial limbs, etc. and (2) To develop programs to evaluate the effectiveness of the guidelines.
  9. Vibrotactile Feedback for Prosthetic Limbs
    RONALD RISO; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The Specific Aim of this PHASE 1 project is to develop vibration actuators specifically for use with artificial limbs. The designed actuators will have minimal bulk and mass; consume only modest power; be inexpensive to ..
  10. A High Throughput System for Multichannel Neurophysiology
    TIMOTHY TUCKER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..interplay between large populations of neurons as well as the potential for neuroprosthetic control of artificial limbs or restoring sensory input...
  11. THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CAMERA FOR PLASTIC SURGERY
    Jason Geng; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..It would find utility in orthotics and prosthesis, where better-fitting braces and artificial limbs could be produced.
  12. Assessment of Tissue Response to Stress
    Joan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..this technology could be applied to other areas of rehabilitation, for example, shoe design for patients with insensate feet, cushion design for wheelchair users, and mattress design for bedridden patients [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. NEW BIOMATERIALS TO MINIMIZE SCAR TISSUE FORMATION
    Joan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..e. soft-tissue complications that require surgical repair through use of a biomaterial. The new materials will prevent scar tissue formation and reduce the occurrence of secondary complications. ..
  14. INTERFACE MECHANICS, MATERIALS, AND TISSUE RESPONSE
    Joan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  15. INTERFACE MECHANICS, MATERIALS AND TISSUE RESPONSE
    Joan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The development of methods to predict and overcome the detrimental effects of residual limb shape change and ultimately prevent soft-tissue breakdown will help to prevent secondary disability and morbidity in the amputee population. ..
  16. Skin Adaptation to Mechanical Stress
    Joan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..By understanding the process of skin adaptation (natural skin strengthening) at both a cellular and molecular level, therapies to encourage skin adaptation before breakdown occurs can be intelligently pursued. ..
  17. INTERFACE MECHANICS, MATERIALS, AND TISSUE RESPONSE
    Joan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  18. Culture and Mobility Device Use in Older Adults
    Linda Resnik; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. Refining Models for Risk Adjustment in Outpatient Rehabilitation
    Linda Resnik; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Lack of adjustment for comorbidity in quality measurement may foster an environment in which providers avoid treating patients with comorbid conditions who may have poorer response to treatment. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Profiling Providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy
    Linda Resnik; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Ultimately, the information from this series of studies may be used to shape the policy regarding regulation and administration of rehabilitative services. ..
  21. Influence of Ankle Motion on Bilateral Amputee Gait
    Steven Gard; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results from this study will aid in identifying limitations in current prosthetic technology that inhibit normal patterns of walking in amputees. ..
  22. Robotic Prosthesis Alignment System: RoboPAL
    David Boone; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It will also allow the patient to directly participate in aligning the limb, and will make it possible for alignment to be accomplished remotely through a telemedicine paradigm. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  23. ROLLING JOINT PROSTHETIC LEG
    Mark Pitkin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The RJ Leg will enhance performance of transfemoral amputees without increasing the cost, thus providing a highly competitive product in the field of prosthetic rehabilitation. ..
  24. Responses of the Ankle to Changes in Shoe Rocker Radius
    Andrew Hansen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. New Iizarov technique for pediatric critical care
    Mark Pitkin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If this aim of the Phase I study is achieved, the further study (Phase II) will be conducted to verify the effectiveness of the early application of external fixation. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  26. Manufacturing technology for skin integrated composite prosthetic pylon
    Mark Pitkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. Shoulder Pain in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): A Longitudinal Study
    Sara J Mulroy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..MANOVA will be employed to compare the biomechanical parameters of WCP for the shoulder pain and pain-free groups. ..
  28. Wearable Physiological Sensors For Aging Research
    Patrick Lichter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  29. CRCNS: Extracting Dynamical Structure Embedded in Motor Preparatory Activity
    KRISHNA SHENOY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed research program will increase our understanding of how PMd rapidly prepares movements, and thereby help increase the speed and accuracy of prosthetic systems. ..
  30. Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions by Women with Physical Disabilities
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our findings will help begin educating patients and physicians and could perhaps improve breast cancer care for women with physical disabilities. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. Abnormality manipulation for tomographic imaging perception research
    Mark Madsen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..By making these abnormality manipulation tools available, this project will enable more and better research to reduce or eliminate diagnostic error, thereby improving public health. ..
  32. BIOSENSOR BIOCOMPATIBILITY
    William Reichert; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. A Chronic Disease Management Solution
    Patrick Lichter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  34. How Health Insurance Status Affects Persons with Disabilities
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This goal addresses the objectives of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has identified persons with disabilities as one of its priority populations. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  35. Improving Trauma Outcomes:A Patient Centered Approach
    Ellen Mackenzie; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable]..
  36. Magnetic Targeting for Insertion of Distal Screws into Intramedullary Nails
    Patrick Lichter; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  37. An Implantable Wireless Myoelectric Sensor for Prosthetic Control
    Patrick Lichter; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed implanted technology will allow prosthetic limb manufacturers to provide products with increased performance, capability, and patient-comfort. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  38. INTERVENTIONS FOR SCI SHOULDER FUNCTION IN WHEELCHAIRS
    Sara Mulroy; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Statistical significance of the findings will be determined by repeated measures MANOVA analyses with grouping factors for SCI level and exercise/control groups. ..
  39. SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL PROCESSING IN PROPRIOCEPTION
    Lynette Jones; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  40. Clinical Activity Monitoring System
    Kim Coleman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Residents might be monitored periodically as a means for identifying functional decline and the need for intervention. Cyma anticipates the use of onsite systems with web-based analysis and database services. ..
  41. Personal Resuscitation Rapid Alert System
    Patrick Lichter; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Personal Resuscitation Rapid Alert System is an affordable protection against an unwitnessed cardiac arrest. ..
  42. BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT FOR COMORBID GERIATRIC INSOMNIA
    Bruce Rybarczyk; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Sleep quantity and quality will be evaluated using polysomnography, actigraphy and self report measures. Quality of life, functional status and mood will also be assessed. ..
  43. A Novel Waveform for Electrical Nerve Conduction Block
    Kevin Kilgore; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The initial intended human application will be to alleviate pain in individuals with neuromas secondary to limb amputation. ..
  44. QUANTIFICATION OF CARTILAGE AND BONE DEFECTS USING MRI
    Chris Mc Gibbon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Hypothesis: the analytical model can predict AC and SB thickness within 1 voxel dimension at a 95 percent confidence level and exhibit defect detection sensitivity and specificity greater than 98 percent. ..
  45. MOTOR CORTEX REORGANIZATION
    John Donoghue; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These results may also provide a basis for new regiments that promote beneficial reorganization or cortex after damage by showing how activity and specific mechanisms participate in restructuring cortical organization. ..
  46. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: QUALITY OF CARE/SERVICE USE
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Given that roughly 49 million Americans have a disabling condition, addressing concerns about their quality of care is essential. ..
  47. 8th Conference - Chemistry & Biology Mineralized Tissue
    WILLIAM LANDIS; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  48. VERY EARLY CONSTRAINT-INDUCED MOVEMENT THERAPY:STROKE
    Alexander Dromerick; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  49. OUTCOMES FOLLOWING LIMB RECONSTRUCTION VS AMPUTATION
    Ellen Mackenzie; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In addition, they propose to extend analysis of the 2-year data to address several important clinical and methodological issues. ..
  50. LTC Policies and Elderly Living and Care Arrangements
    Liliana Pezzin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  51. Cancer Care and Outcomes for Disabled Medicare Patients
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These findings may suggest areas where more attention is needed, such as increasing cancer screening among disabled Medicare recipients or rethinking initial treatment strategies. ..
  52. MINERAL-MATRIX RELATIONS IN CALCIFYING TISSUES
    WILLIAM LANDIS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  53. A new Instrument to Quantify Dyskinesia In Patients with Parkinson's Disease
    Patrick Lichter; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In Phase II, KBT will complete the instrumentation development, experiment with detection algorithms, and validate the instrument and algorithms in clinical tests. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  54. Improved AED Resuscitation with Interactive CPR Coaching
    Patrick Lichter; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The phase II program will develop production prototype media and technology for insertion and evaluation in next generation AEDs. ..
  55. Technological Development Towards a Cortical Prosthesis
    Patrick Rousche; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  56. Translational Neural Engineering: Multiple Perspectives
    Patrick Rousche; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  57. How Access Affects Outcomes of Rehabilitation Services
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The primary outcome of the proposed study will be an assessment of the association of PT and OT, as routinely practiced nationwide and important outcomes of care. ..
  58. ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF ALTERNATIVE RISK ADJUSTERS
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  59. A Novel Waveform for Electrical Nerve Conduction Block
    Kevin L Kilgore; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This research will provide a significant tool in our ongoing efforts to reduce disability and improve quality of life. ..
  60. Aerobic Exercise Intervention for Knee Osteoarthritis
    Kenton Kaufman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Hypothesis: A effective exercise prescription for adults with degenerative joint disease is dependent on knee compartment involvement, CIA stage, BMI, and type of exercise prescribed. ..
  61. 'Costs & Effectiveness of Trauma Care in the Elderly'
    Ellen Mackenzie; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....