Dario Farina

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Principles of Motor Unit Physiology Evolve With Advances in Technology
    Dario Farina
    Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany and
    Physiology (Bethesda) 31:83-94. 2016
  2. pmc The extraction of neural strategies from the surface EMG: an update
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 117:1215-30. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Bionic limbs: clinical reality and academic promises
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, D 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    Sci Transl Med 6:257ps12. 2014
  4. pmc Time-division multiplexing for myoelectric closed-loop control using electrotactile feedback
    Strahinja Dosen
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Medical Center Göttingen UMG, Georg August University, 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 11:138. 2014
  5. pmc A state-based, proportional myoelectric control method: online validation and comparison with the clinical state-of-the-art
    Ning Jiang
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Berstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, von Siebold Str, 6, Gottingen 37075, Germany
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 11:110. 2014
  6. pmc Motor unit recruitment by size does not provide functional advantages for motor performance
    Jakob L Dideriksen
    D Farina, Medical University Göttingen, von Siebold Str 4, 37075 Gottingen, Germany Göttingen 37075 Germany
    J Physiol 591:6139-56. 2013
  7. pmc Detection of movement-related cortical potentials based on subject-independent training
    Imran Khan Niazi
    Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Med Biol Eng Comput 51:507-12. 2013
  8. pmc Effects of robotic guidance on the coordination of locomotion
    Juan C Moreno
    Bioengineering Group, Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, Carretera Campo Real, Madrid, Spain
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 10:79. 2013
  9. pmc Identification of common synaptic inputs to motor neurons from the rectified electromyogram
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, von Siebold Str 4, 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    J Physiol 591:2403-18. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Accessing the neural drive to muscle and translation to neurorehabilitation technologies
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Georg August University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    IEEE Rev Biomed Eng 5:3-14. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Principles of Motor Unit Physiology Evolve With Advances in Technology
    Dario Farina
    Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany and
    Physiology (Bethesda) 31:83-94. 2016
    ..We discuss how these advances in technology have enabled the development of a population perspective of how the central nervous system controls motor unit activity and thereby the forces exerted by muscles. ..
  2. pmc The extraction of neural strategies from the surface EMG: an update
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 117:1215-30. 2014
    ..The application of this approach is extremely powerful, but validation remains a central issue. ..
  3. doi request reprint Bionic limbs: clinical reality and academic promises
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, D 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    Sci Transl Med 6:257ps12. 2014
    ..In the near future, osseointegration, implanted muscle, and nerve electrodes for decoding and stimulation may be components of prosthetic systems for clinical use, available to a large patient population...
  4. pmc Time-division multiplexing for myoelectric closed-loop control using electrotactile feedback
    Strahinja Dosen
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Medical Center Göttingen UMG, Georg August University, 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 11:138. 2014
    ..Time-division multiplexing (TDM) can be applied to avoid this interference by performing the stimulation and recording in dedicated, non-overlapping time windows...
  5. pmc A state-based, proportional myoelectric control method: online validation and comparison with the clinical state-of-the-art
    Ning Jiang
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Berstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, von Siebold Str, 6, Gottingen 37075, Germany
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 11:110. 2014
    ..In this study, we propose a proportional state-based control method, which allows switching between functions in a more natural and intuitive way than the traditional co-contraction switch method...
  6. pmc Motor unit recruitment by size does not provide functional advantages for motor performance
    Jakob L Dideriksen
    D Farina, Medical University Göttingen, von Siebold Str 4, 37075 Gottingen, Germany Göttingen 37075 Germany
    J Physiol 591:6139-56. 2013
    ..Rather, the reason for its near-universal presence in human movements is that motor functions are optimized by a broad range of innervation numbers...
  7. pmc Detection of movement-related cortical potentials based on subject-independent training
    Imran Khan Niazi
    Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Med Biol Eng Comput 51:507-12. 2013
    ..These results indicate the possibility of detecting movement intention without an individual training phase and without a significant loss in performance...
  8. pmc Effects of robotic guidance on the coordination of locomotion
    Juan C Moreno
    Bioengineering Group, Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, Carretera Campo Real, Madrid, Spain
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 10:79. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of force guidance and gait speed on the modular organization of walking in a group of eight healthy subjects...
  9. pmc Identification of common synaptic inputs to motor neurons from the rectified electromyogram
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, von Siebold Str 4, 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    J Physiol 591:2403-18. 2013
    ..Nonetheless, different levels of cancellation across conditions influence the relative estimates of the degree of linear transmission of oscillatory inputs to motor neurons when using the rectified EMG...
  10. doi request reprint Accessing the neural drive to muscle and translation to neurorehabilitation technologies
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Georg August University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    IEEE Rev Biomed Eng 5:3-14. 2012
    ....
  11. pmc EMG-based simultaneous and proportional estimation of wrist/hand kinematics in uni-lateral trans-radial amputees
    Ning Jiang
    Strategic Technology Management, OttoBock HealthCare GmbH, Max Näder Str 15, Duderstadt, 37115, Germany
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:42. 2012
    ..The results from the current study demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed myoelectric control approach to provide a more intuitive myoelectric control strategy for unilateral transradial amputees...
  12. doi request reprint Modular organization of balance control following perturbations during walking
    Anderson Souza Castelo Oliveira
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 108:1895-906. 2012
    ..Conversely, the activation signals were all substantially influenced by the perturbations, being the result of integration of afferent information and supraspinal control...
  13. doi request reprint Assessment of the electrophysiological properties of the muscle fibers of a transplanted hand
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    Transplantation 92:1202-7. 2011
    ..Specifically, we assessed the dependence of muscle fiber conduction velocity (CV) on discharge rate in motor units of the abductor digiti minimi muscle...
  14. pmc Rehabilitation of gait after stroke: a review towards a top-down approach
    Juan Manuel Belda-Lois
    Instituto de Biomecanica de Valencia, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:66. 2011
    ..Future research would make possible to analyze the impact of rehabilitation on brain plasticity, in order to adapt treatment resources to meet the needs of each patient and to optimize the recovery process...
  15. pmc Low-frequency oscillations of the neural drive to the muscle are increased with experimental muscle pain
    Dario Farina
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neurophysiol 107:958-65. 2012
    ..06), and the CoV for FCC increased in the painful condition (5.69 ± 1.29% vs. 7.83 ± 2.61%; P < 0.05). These results indicate that nociceptive stimulation increased the low-frequency variability in synaptic input to motoneurons...
  16. ncbi request reprint The pain-induced decrease in low-threshold motor unit discharge rate is not associated with the amount of increase in spike-triggered average torque
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Clin Neurophysiol 119:43-51. 2008
    ..This study examined whether there is an association between the magnitude of change in motor unit discharge rate and the amount of increase in the spike-triggered average torque during experimental muscle pain...
  17. ncbi request reprint Experimental muscle pain results in reorganization of coordination among trapezius muscle subdivisions during repetitive shoulder flexion
    Deborah Falla
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D 3, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark
    Exp Brain Res 178:385-93. 2007
    ..The results suggest that local elicitation of nociceptive afferents in the upper division of the trapezius induces reorganization in the coordinated activity of the three subdivisions of the trapezius in repetitive dynamic tasks...
  18. doi request reprint Movement-related cortical potentials allow discrimination of rate of torque development in imaginary isometric plantar flexion
    Omar Feix do Nascimento
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 55:2675-8. 2008
    ..This result constitutes the first step for the development of a new type of brain-computer interfaces that rely on kinetic parameters of a single limb rather than movements of opposite limbs...
  19. ncbi request reprint Experimental muscle pain decreases voluntary EMG activity but does not affect the muscle potential evoked by transcutaneous electrical stimulation
    Dario Farina
    Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:1558-65. 2005
    ..The aim of this human study was to investigate if voluntary EMG activity and supra-maximal M-wave are affected by injection of hypertonic saline to experimentally induce muscle pain...
  20. ncbi request reprint The change in spatial distribution of upper trapezius muscle activity is correlated to contraction duration
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D 3, 9220 Aalborg East, Denmark
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:16-25. 2008
    ..It was concluded that the changes in spatial muscle activity distribution play a role in the ability to maintain a static contraction...
  21. pmc Detecting the unique representation of motor-unit action potentials in the surface electromyogram
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 100:1223-33. 2008
    ..The noninvasive identification of motor units from the surface EMG requires the use of multiple channels of information...
  22. ncbi request reprint Spike-triggered average torque and muscle fiber conduction velocity of low-threshold motor units following submaximal endurance contractions
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Dept of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg Univ, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 98:1495-502. 2005
    ..In conclusion, modifications in peak twitch torque of low-threshold motor units with sustained contraction are mainly determined by mechanisms not related to changes in action potential shape and in its propagation velocity...
  23. doi request reprint A criterion for signal-based selection of wavelets for denoising intrafascicular nerve recordings
    Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurosci Methods 186:274-80. 2010
    ..94+/-0.02 between the estimated spike rate and the muscle length. Therefore, the study proposes an effective method for selecting the optimal mother wavelet for denoising neural signals with the aim of improving AP detection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Experimental muscle pain changes the spatial distribution of upper trapezius muscle activity during sustained contraction
    Pascal Madeleine
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D 3, 9220 Aalborg East, Denmark
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:2436-45. 2006
    ..To investigate the effect of local excitation of nociceptive muscle afferents on the spatial distribution of muscle activity...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effect of muscle-fiber velocity recovery function on motor unit action potential properties in voluntary contractions
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Muscle Nerve 37:650-8. 2008
    ..This has implications for the use of conduction velocity values measured during voluntary contractions to differentiate patient populations from healthy individuals and for the development of normative data...
  26. pmc Adjustments differ among low-threshold motor units during intermittent, isometric contractions
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 101:350-9. 2009
    ..These results indicate that low-threshold motor units exhibit individual adjustments in muscle fiber conduction velocity and motor neuron activation that depended on the relative duration of activity during intermittent contractions...
  27. doi request reprint Detection and classification of movement-related cortical potentials associated with task force and speed
    Mads Jochumsen
    Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, D2 212, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neural Eng 10:056015. 2013
    ..In this study, the objective was to detect movement intentions and extract different levels of force and speed of the intended movement from scalp electroencephalography (EEG). We then estimated the performance of the closed loop system...
  28. doi request reprint Optimized wavelets for blind separation of nonstationary surface myoelectric signals
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 55:78-86. 2008
    ..0% with Choi-Williams distribution, and 35.1 +/- 15.5% with second-order statistics. In conclusion, the proposed approach resulted in better performance than previous methods for the separation of nonstationary myoelectric signals...
  29. doi request reprint Effect of pain on the modulation in discharge rate of sternocleidomastoid motor units with force direction
    Deborah Falla
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:744-53. 2010
    ..To compare the behavior of sternocleidomastoid motor units of patients with chronic neck pain and healthy controls...
  30. ncbi request reprint Experimental muscle pain changes motor control strategies in dynamic contractions
    Ulysses F Ervilha
    Laboratory for Experimental Pain Research, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D 3, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark
    Exp Brain Res 164:215-24. 2005
    ..Such a changed motor strategy may be highly relevant in models of occupational musculoskeletal pain conditions...
  31. doi request reprint Neuromuscular adjustments that constrain submaximal EMG amplitude at task failure of sustained isometric contractions
    Jakob L Dideriksen
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 111:485-94. 2011
    ..This indicates that the EMG amplitude cannot be used as an index of neural drive...
  32. doi request reprint Simultaneous and proportional estimation of hand kinematics from EMG during mirrored movements at multiple degrees-of-freedom
    Silvia Muceli
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg DK 9220, Denmark
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 20:371-8. 2012
    ..In conclusion, the proposed method and set-up provide a viable means for proportional and simultaneous control of multiple DOFs for hand prostheses...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effect of temperature on spike-triggered average torque and electrophysiological properties of low-threshold motor units
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Dept of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg Univ, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 99:197-203. 2005
    ..43), and with the decrease in action potential amplitude (r2 = 0.50). In conclusion, temperature-induced modifications in fiber membrane conduction properties may have a direct effect on contractile motor unit properties...
  34. doi request reprint Discharge variability of motor units in an intrinsic muscle of transplanted hand
    Dario Farina
    Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 99:2232-40. 2008
    ..In conclusion, motor neurons that reinnervated a muscle in a transplanted hand discharged action potentials with a high degree of variability that suggested greater synaptic noise during the voluntary contractions...
  35. doi request reprint Identifying representative synergy matrices for describing muscular activation patterns during multidirectional reaching in the horizontal plane
    Silvia Muceli
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 103:1532-42. 2010
    ..The linear combination of synergies may thus be used in strategies for restoring functions, such as FES...
  36. pmc Amplitude cancellation of motor-unit action potentials in the surface electromyogram can be estimated with spike-triggered averaging
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 100:431-40. 2008
    ..05, for abductor digiti minimi). The results indicate that cancellation of APs in the interference EMG can be analytically predicted and experimentally measured with STA from the discharge times of the motor units into the surface EMG...
  37. ncbi request reprint Gender-specific differences in electromyographic changes and perceived pain induced by experimental muscle pain during sustained contractions of the upper trapezius muscle
    Hong You Ge
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220, Aalborg, Denmark
    Muscle Nerve 32:726-33. 2005
    ..It was concluded that the pain-induced changes in motor control strategies during sustained contractions differ in men and women, which may partly explain gender differences in the incidence of musculoskeletal pain...
  38. doi request reprint Influence of fatigue on the simulated relation between the amplitude of the surface electromyogram and muscle force
    Jakob L Dideriksen
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 368:2765-81. 2010
    ..The results indicate that the surface EMG amplitude cannot be used to predict either the level of muscle activation or the magnitude of muscle force when the muscle exhibits any fatigue...
  39. pmc Effects of perturbations to balance on neuromechanics of fast changes in direction during locomotion
    Anderson Souza Oliveira
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 8:e59029. 2013
    ..Furthermore, reduced knee stability during perturbed events may be related to overall control of lower limb muscles...
  40. doi request reprint The change in deep cervical flexor activity after training is associated with the degree of pain reduction in patients with chronic neck pain
    Deborah Falla
    Pain Clinic, Center for Anesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Gottingen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 28:628-34. 2012
    ..Therefore, this study investigated the relationship between change in deep cervical flexor muscle activity and symptoms in response to specific training...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of innervation-zone distribution on estimates of average muscle-fiber conduction velocity
    Mogens Nielsen
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D3, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Muscle Nerve 37:68-78. 2008
    ..The effect of innervation-zone distribution on MFCV estimates is thus substantial and may be a significant confounding factor in experimental and clinical studies on muscles with diffuse innervation zones...
  42. ncbi request reprint Periodic increases in force during sustained contraction reduce fatigue and facilitate spatial redistribution of trapezius muscle activity
    Deborah Falla
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, D 3, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Exp Brain Res 182:99-107. 2007
    ..The change in spatial distribution of EMG amplitude over time during a sustained contraction may reflect a mechanism to counteract fatigue during prolonged muscle activity...
  43. ncbi request reprint Velocity recovery function of the compound muscle action potential assessed with doublet and triplet stimulation
    Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Muscle Nerve 36:190-6. 2007
    ..Changes in CMAP properties due to repeated activation may influence the accuracy of techniques based on CMAP recordings, such as collision methods...
  44. doi request reprint Motor unit conduction velocity during sustained contraction after eccentric exercise
    Nosratollah Hedayatpour
    Centre for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1927-33. 2009
    ..Changes in fiber membrane permeability results in cell depolarization that is expected to have an effect on the action potential propagation velocity of the muscle fibers...
  45. doi request reprint Peripheral electrical stimulation triggered by self-paced detection of motor intention enhances motor evoked potentials
    Imran Khan Niazi
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 20:595-604. 2012
    ..This type of repetitive proprioceptive feedback training based on self-generated brain signal decoding may be a requirement for purposeful skill acquisition in intact humans and in the rehabilitation of persons with brain damage...
  46. ncbi request reprint The recruitment order of electrically activated motor neurons investigated with a novel collision technique
    Kristian Hennings
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 2, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:283-91. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Spatial and temporal changes of upper trapezius muscle fiber conduction velocity are not predicted by surface EMG spectral analysis during a dynamic upper limb task
    Deborah Falla
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurosci Methods 156:236-41. 2006
    ..This finding suggests that spectral analysis cannot be used to infer changes in the spatial and temporal behavior of muscle fiber CV during dynamic tasks...
  48. ncbi request reprint Spectral moments of mechanomyographic signals recorded with accelerometer and microphone during sustained fatiguing contractions
    Pascal Madeleine
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D 3, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark
    Med Biol Eng Comput 44:290-7. 2006
    ..Moreover, the characteristics of MMG signals recorded with microphones and accelerometers have important differences, which should be taken into account when comparing results from different studies...
  49. doi request reprint Relationship between grasping force and features of single-channel intramuscular EMG signals
    Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurosci Methods 185:143-50. 2009
    ..9 and was not significantly different from the degree of correlation between sEMG and force. This result indicates that a selective iEMG recording is representative of the applied grasping force and can be used for proportional control...
  50. ncbi request reprint Motor unit conduction velocity during sustained contraction of the vastus medialis muscle
    Nosratollah Hedayatpour
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Exp Brain Res 180:509-16. 2007
    ..46; P < 0.0001) but significantly different (P < 0.05). The results indicate that single motor unit conduction velocity and its rate of change during sustained contraction, assessed at a fixed discharge rate, depend on force level...
  51. doi request reprint Association between intensity of pain and impairment in onset and activation of the deep cervical flexors in patients with persistent neck pain
    Deborah Falla
    Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, Aalborg, Denmark
    Clin J Pain 27:309-14. 2011
    ..This study evaluates the relationship between clinical symptoms and the function of the deep cervical flexor muscles in women with persistent neck pain...
  52. pmc Motor modules in robot-aided walking
    Leonardo Gizzi
    Pain Clinic, Center for Anesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:76. 2012
    ..In this study, we extend the analysis of modular organization of walking to the case of robot-aided locomotion, at varying speed and body weight support level...
  53. doi request reprint Estimation of grasping force from features of intramuscular EMG signals with mirrored bilateral training
    Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D3, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Ann Biomed Eng 40:648-56. 2012
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Compression of biomedical signals with mother wavelet optimization and best-basis wavelet packet selection
    Laurent Brechet
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 54:2186-92. 2007
    ..The method provides an adaptive approach for optimal signal representation for compression and can thus be applied to any type of biomedical signal...
  55. doi request reprint Enhanced EMG signal processing for simultaneous and proportional myoelectric control
    Johnny L G Nielsen
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009:4335-8. 2009
    ..A five-fold cross-validation training/testing method was applied. The resulting performance is a significant improvement over a previously proposed sEMG processing method for the proportional, multi-DOF myoelectric control task...
  56. pmc Fluctuations in isometric muscle force can be described by one linear projection of low-frequency components of motor unit discharge rates
    Francesco Negro
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Physiol 587:5925-38. 2009
    ..In conclusion, one signal captures most of the underlying variability of the low-frequency components of motor unit discharge rates and explains large part of the fluctuations in the motor output during isometric contractions...
  57. doi request reprint Identification of task parameters from movement-related cortical potentials
    Ying Gu
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Med Biol Eng Comput 47:1257-64. 2009
    ..These results indicate that differences in both TT and RTD can be detected from single-trial EEG traces during imaginary tasks...
  58. doi request reprint Adaptations of upper trapezius muscle activity during sustained contractions in women with fibromyalgia
    Deborah Falla
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 20:457-64. 2010
    ..The results indicate that muscle pain prevents the adaptation of upper trapezius activity during sustained contractions as observed in non-painful conditions, which may induce overuse of similar muscle compartments with fatigue...
  59. doi request reprint Discharge rate of sternohyoid motor units activated with surface EMG feedback
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, SMI Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 101:624-32. 2009
    ..6+/-36.8 pps. The observed discharge rates and their variability are higher than those reported for limb muscles, which may be due to large synaptic input and noise received by these motor neurons...
  60. doi request reprint Longitudinal and transverse propagation of surface mechanomyographic waves generated by single motor unit activity
    Corrado Cescon
    Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Med Biol Eng Comput 46:871-7. 2008
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Time to task failure in shoulder elevation is associated to increase in amplitude and to spatial heterogeneity of upper trapezius mechanomyographic signals
    Pascal Madeleine
    Laboratory for Work related Pain and Biomechanics, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark
    Eur J Appl Physiol 102:325-33. 2008
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Sensory and electromyographic mapping during delayed-onset muscle soreness
    Nosratollah Hedayatpour
    Centre for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, Aalborg, Denmark
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:326-34. 2008
    ..The aim of this human study was to apply novel topographical mapping techniques to investigate sensory and EMG manifestations of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in multiple locations of the quadriceps...
  63. ncbi request reprint Correlation of average muscle fiber conduction velocity measured during cycling exercise with myosin heavy chain composition, lactate threshold, and VO2max
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, Aalborg University, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 17:393-400. 2007
    ..05). Instantaneous mean power spectral frequency was not correlated with any of these variables or with MFCV, thus questioning the use of surface EMG spectral analysis for indirect estimation of MFCV in dynamic contractions...
  64. doi request reprint Time-dependent effects of pre-conditioning activation on muscle fiber conduction velocity and twitch torque
    Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Muscle Nerve 42:547-55. 2010
    ..The results provide evidence of the range of preconditioning intervals influencing the VRF and TRF; this is relevant for understanding the mechanisms of force generation and for standardizing compound action potential measurements...
  65. doi request reprint Chronic trauma-induced neck pain impairs the neural control of the deep semispinalis cervicis muscle
    Jochen Schomacher
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Clin Neurophysiol 123:1403-8. 2012
    ..This study is the first to present neurophysiological data from the deep semispinalis cervicis muscle in patients...
  66. pmc Recruitment of motor units in two fascicles of the semispinalis cervicis muscle
    Jochen Schomacher
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 107:3078-85. 2012
    ..In conclusion, synaptic input is distributed partly independently and nonuniformly to different fascicles of the semispinalis cervicis muscle...
  67. doi request reprint Association between neck muscle coactivation, pain, and strength in women with neck pain
    Rene Lindstrøm
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    Man Ther 16:80-6. 2011
    ..01). These observations indicate a relationship between alterations in neuromuscular control in patients with neck pain and functional consequences, including impaired motor performance and increased levels of perceived disability...
  68. pmc Motor unit recruitment strategies and muscle properties determine the influence of synaptic noise on force steadiness
    Jakob L Dideriksen
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 107:3357-69. 2012
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Motor unit behavior during submaximal contractions following six weeks of either endurance or strength training
    Carolina Vila-Chã
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg East, Denmark
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 109:1455-66. 2010
    ..05). In conclusion, these strength and endurance training programs elicit opposite adjustments in motor unit discharge rates but similar changes in muscle fiber conduction velocity...
  70. doi request reprint Decorrelation of cortical inputs and motoneuron output
    Francesco Negro
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neurophysiol 106:2688-97. 2011
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Pain-induced changes in cervical muscle activation do not affect muscle fatigability during sustained isometric contraction
    Deborah Falla
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:938-46. 2008
    ..This finding has implications for interpreting the mechanisms underlying greater cervical muscle fatigue in people with neck pain disorders...
  72. doi request reprint Spike detection and clustering with unsupervised wavelet optimization in extracellular neural recordings
    Vahid Shalchyan
    Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty Medicine, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 59:2576-85. 2012
    ..Moreover, updating the wavelet selection for the clustering task was shown to improve the classification performance with respect to maintaining the same wavelet as for the detection stage...
  73. doi request reprint Decoding the neural drive to muscles from the surface electromyogram
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:1616-23. 2010
    ..This approach is reliable in several conditions and muscles for isometric contractions of moderate force, but is limited to the few superficial units that can be identified in the recordings...
  74. pmc Effect of arm position on the prediction of kinematics from EMG in amputees
    Ning Jiang
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    Med Biol Eng Comput 51:143-51. 2013
    ..Thus, the impact of arm posture on myoelectric control cannot be inferred from results on able-bodied subjects and should be directly investigated in amputee subjects...
  75. pmc Influence of the training set on the accuracy of surface EMG classification in dynamic contractions for the control of multifunction prostheses
    Thomas Lorrain
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:25. 2011
    ..Therefore, this study investigates the impact of the training data set in the performance of several pattern recognition algorithms during dynamic contractions...
  76. doi request reprint Real time simultaneous and proportional control of multiple degrees of freedom from surface EMG: Preliminary results on subjects with limb deficiency
    Hubertus Rehbaum
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University Gottingen, von Siebold Str 4, Gottingen, D 37075, Germany
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:1346-9. 2012
    ..The subjects indicated that they found the control intuitive and useful. These results show that such a simultaneous and proportional control paradigm is a promising direction for multi-functional prosthetic control...
  77. pmc EMG-driven forward-dynamic estimation of muscle force and joint moment about multiple degrees of freedom in the human lower extremity
    Massimo Sartori
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e52618. 2012
    ..This will help better address the important scientific questions previously approached using single-DOF EMG-driven modeling. Furthermore, it might have applications in the development of human-machine interfaces for assistive devices...
  78. doi request reprint Multi-channel intramuscular and surface EMG decomposition by convolutive blind source separation
    Francesco Negro
    Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neural Eng 13:026027. 2016
    ..In this study, we provide a general framework for the decomposition of multi-channel intramuscular and surface EMG signals and we extensively validate this approach with experimental recordings...
  79. pmc Estimating reflex responses in large populations of motor units by decomposition of the high-density surface electromyogram
    Utku Ş Yavuz
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Centre Göttingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Physiol 593:4305-18. 2015
    ..The validation results showed that HDsEMG decomposition allows an accurate quantification of reflex responses for a large number of individual motor units non-invasively, for both excitatory and inhibitory stimuli...
  80. pmc Linear transmission of cortical oscillations to the neural drive to muscles is mediated by common projections to populations of motoneurons in humans
    Francesco Negro
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Physiol 589:629-37. 2011
    ..The results demonstrate the effective spread of the cortical projections to the motoneuron pool to allow an efficient control of the muscle force output...
  81. doi request reprint Physiological recruitment of motor units by high-frequency electrical stimulation of afferent pathways
    Jakob L Dideriksen
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 118:365-76. 2015
    ..These results suggest that the proposed stimulation strategy may allow generation of considerable levels of muscle activation by motor unit recruitment that resembles the physiological conditions. ..
  82. pmc EMG Biofeedback for online predictive control of grasping force in a myoelectric prosthesis
    Strahinja Dosen
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Medical Center Göttingen UMG, Georg August University, 37075, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 12:55. 2015
    ..In this study, we present a novel concept to close the loop in myoelectric prostheses. In addition to conveying the grasping force (system output), we provided to the user the online information about the system input (EMG biofeedback)...
  83. pmc Experimental muscle pain increases variability of neural drive to muscle and decreases motor unit coherence in tremor frequency band
    Utku Ş Yavuz
    Department of Orthobionics, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany and Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neurophysiol 114:1041-7. 2015
    ..Moreover, the concomitant decrease in coherence suggests an increase in independent input in the tremor band due to pain. ..
  84. doi request reprint Neural correlates of task-related changes in physiological tremor
    Christopher M Laine
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology BFNT Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience BCCN, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neurophysiol 110:170-6. 2013
    ..We propose that a change in stretch-reflex gain could provide a potential mechanism for the observed changes in force tremor and motor unit coherence. ..
  85. doi request reprint Impulses of activation but not motor modules are preserved in the locomotion of subacute stroke patients
    Leonardo Gizzi
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neurophysiol 106:202-10. 2011
    ....
  86. pmc A musculoskeletal model of human locomotion driven by a low dimensional set of impulsive excitation primitives
    Massimo Sartori
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, University Medical Center Göttingen Göttingen, Germany
    Front Comput Neurosci 7:79. 2013
    ..e., predicted joint torque) could be derived without direct experimental data but relying on simple parameterized Gaussian-shaped curves, thus decreasing the input drive complexity and the number of needed sensors. ..
  87. ncbi request reprint Myoelectric control in neurorehabilitation
    Ning Jiang
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Georg August University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    Crit Rev Biomed Eng 38:381-91. 2010
    ..The purpose of this review is to discuss the assumptions of EMG-based control and its applications in neurorehabilitation...
  88. pmc Factors influencing the estimates of correlation between motor unit activities in humans
    Francesco Negro
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Georg August University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e44894. 2012
    ..These measures are interpreted as reflecting different types of connectivity in the spinal networks, although the relation between the degree of correlation of the output motoneuron spike trains and of their synaptic inputs is unclear...
  89. pmc Motor Unit Characteristics after Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
    Tamás Kapelner
    Institute for Neurorehabilitation Systems, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 11:e0149772. 2016
    ..Based on the results we also infer that the size of the motor units after reinnervation is influenced by the size of the innervating motor neuron. ..
  90. pmc Accurate and representative decoding of the neural drive to muscles in humans with multi-channel intramuscular thin-film electrodes
    Silvia Muceli
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, 37075, Gottingen, Germany
    J Physiol 593:3789-804. 2015
    ....
  91. pmc The optimal neural strategy for a stable motor task requires a compromise between level of muscle cocontraction and synaptic gain of afferent feedback
    Jakob L Dideriksen
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark and Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neurophysiol 114:1895-911. 2015
    ..This indicates that a task-dependent selection of neural strategy for steadiness is necessary when acting in different environments. ..
  92. doi request reprint Building an internal model of a myoelectric prosthesis via closed-loop control for consistent and routine grasping
    Strahinja Dosen
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Medical Center Goettingen, Georg August University, Von Siebold Str 6, 37075, Gottingen, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 233:1855-65. 2015
    ..This approach has practical advantages, but the level to which this mechanism can be truly exploited in practice depends directly on the consistency of the prosthesis control interface. ..
  93. pmc Modeling and simulating the neuromuscular mechanisms regulating ankle and knee joint stiffness during human locomotion
    Massimo Sartori
    University Medical Center Goettingen, Georg August University, Goettingen, Germany
    J Neurophysiol 114:2509-27. 2015
    ..This work offers a theoretical and computational basis for describing and investigating the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying human locomotion. ..
  94. doi request reprint Motor Neuron Pools of Synergistic Thigh Muscles Share Most of Their Synaptic Input
    Christopher M Laine
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, D 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 35:12207-16. 2015
    ..This study is the first to directly investigate the extent of shared versus independent control of synergist muscles at the motor neuron level...
  95. doi request reprint One central oscillatory drive is compatible with experimental motor unit behaviour in essential and Parkinsonian tremor
    Jakob L Dideriksen
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Neural Eng 12:046019. 2015
    ....
  96. pmc Reorganization of muscle synergies during multidirectional reaching in the horizontal plane with experimental muscle pain
    Silvia Muceli
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neurophysiol 111:1615-30. 2014
    ..These results indicate that nociceptive stimulation may induce a reorganization of modular control in reaching. We speculate that such reorganization may be due to the recruitment of synergies specific to the painful condition. ..
  97. doi request reprint A brain-computer interface for single-trial detection of gait initiation from movement related cortical potentials
    Ning Jiang
    Department Neurorehabilitaion Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology BFNT Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience BCCN, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    Clin Neurophysiol 126:154-9. 2015
    ..In this study, we present and validate a BCI system for detection of gait initiation using movement related cortical potentials (MRCP)...
  98. doi request reprint Increased HCN channel driven inward rectification in benign cramp fasciculation syndrome
    Dirk Czesnik
    1 Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Medical School Göttingen, Georg August University Gottingen, Robert Koch Str 40, 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    Brain 138:3168-79. 2015
    ..Consistent with this view, patients had higher motor unit discharge rates than healthy controls during maximal voluntary effort. ..
  99. doi request reprint The proportion of common synaptic input to motor neurons increases with an increase in net excitatory input
    Anna Margherita Castronovo
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Gottingen, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany and BioLab, Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 119:1337-46. 2015
    ....
  100. doi request reprint Power spectrum of the rectified EMG: when and why is rectification beneficial for identifying neural connectivity?
    Francesco Negro
    Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Göttingen, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Georg August University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    J Neural Eng 12:036008. 2015
    ..In this study, we aim at determining when EMG rectification is beneficial in the study of oscillatory inputs to motor neurons...