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Medical technologies, robotics and rehabilitation engineering

Edited by Alan Lefor

Scope: This section focuses on research and development of orthopedic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, craniofacial, neurological, urologic and other medical technologies (including medical/surgical robotics, computer assisted technologies, medical devices, e/m-health and other medical instrumentation) that improve the prevention, diagnosis, intervention and treatment of injury or disease. It also considers technical (hardware, software) and practical aspects of rehabilitation engineering (age-related rehabilitation, blast injury rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, functional rehabilitation) from concept to clinic and papers on improving the quality of life of patients with a disability.

  1. The characterization of limb biomechanics has broad implications for analyzing and managing motion in aging, sports, and disease. Motion capture videography and on-body wearable sensors are powerful tools for ...

    Authors: Kaitlyn R. Ammann, Touhid Ahamed, Alice L. Sweedo, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Yonatan E. Weiner, Rebecca C. Slepian, Hongki Jo and Marvin J. Slepian

    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2020 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Strength and coordination of lower muscle groups typically identified in healthy subjects are two prerequisites to performing functional activities. These physical qualities can be impaired following a neurolo...

    Authors: Mathieu Lalumiere, Cloé Villeneuve, Cassandra Bellavance, Michel Goyette and Daniel Bourbonnais

    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2020 2:1

    Content type: Methodology article

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  3. Hybrid exoskeletons are a recent development which combine Functional Electrical Stimulation with actuators to improve both the mental and physical rehabilitation of stroke patients. Hybrid exoskeletons have b...

    Authors: Ashley Stewart, Christopher Pretty and Xiaoqi Chen

    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:30

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  4. Leg-press devices are one of the most widely used training tools for musculoskeletal strengthening of the lower-limbs, and have demonstrated important cardiopulmonary benefits for healthy and patient populatio...

    Authors: Farouk Chrif, Tobias Nef and Kenneth J Hunt

    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:26

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Accurate spasticity assessment provides an objective evaluation index for the rehabilitation treatment of patients with spasticity, and the key is detecting stretch reflex onset. The surface electromyogram of ...

    Authors: Mingjia Du, Baohua Hu, Feiyun Xiao, Ming Wu, Zongjun Zhu and Yong Wang

    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:23

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In virtual reality (VR) applications such as games, virtual training, and interactive neurorehabilitation, one can employ either the first-person user perspective or the third-person perspective to perceive th...

    Authors: Juan Trelles Trabucco, Andrea Rottigni, Marco Cavallo, Daniel Bailey, James Patton and G. Elisabeta Marai

    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:21

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Stroke rehabilitation often uses the motor relearning concept that require patients to perform active practice of skill-specific training and to receive feedback. Treadmill training augmented with real-time vi...

    Authors: Chanwit Phongamwong, Philip Rowe, Karen Chase, Andrew Kerr and Lindsay Millar

    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:20

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In this paper, we focus on robots used for laparoscopic surgery, which is one of the most active areas for research and development of surgical robots. We introduce research and development of laparoscope-hold...

    Authors: Kenji Kawashima, Takahiro Kanno and Kotaro Tadano

    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:12

    Content type: Review

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  9. Frailty assessment is a critical approach in assessing the health status of older people. The clinical tools deployed by geriatricians to assess frailty can be grouped into two categories; using a questionnair...

    Authors: Yasmeen Naz Panhwar, Fazel Naghdy, Golshah Naghdy, David Stirling and Janette Potter

    Citation: BMC Biomedical Engineering 2019 1:7

    Content type: Research article

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