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Salazar Antonio J AJ INESC Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Porto, Portugal Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, - - 2014
Background: An increasingly aging society and consequently rising number of patients with poststroke-related neurological dysfunctions are forcing the rehabilitation field to adapt to ever-growing demands. Although clinical reasoning within rehabilitation is dependent on patient movement performance analysis, current strategies for monitoring rehabilitation progress are based on subjective time-consuming assessment scales, ...
Lahtinen Marjaana M CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Marjaana Lahtinen, Chief Specialist, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, marjaana.lahtinen@ttl.fi; +358 - - 2014
The aim of this article is to describe a set of participatory methods that we have either developed or modified for developing future work and service environments to better suit renewable rehabilitation processes. We discuss the methods in a larger framework of change process model and participatory design. Rehabilitation organizations ...
Nogueira Samuel L SL Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, SP 13566-590, Brazil. - - 2014
In this paper, we deal with Markov Jump Linear Systems-based filtering applied to robotic rehabilitation. The angular positions of an impedance-controlled exoskeleton, designed to help stroke and spinal cord injured patients during walking rehabilitation, are estimated. Standard position estimate approaches adopt Kalman filters (KF) to improve the performance of inertial ...
Hole E E Department of Physiotherapy, University of Birmingham, 52 Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, - - 2014
Background and Purpose. Patient experience is increasingly being recognised as a key health outcome due to its positive correlation with quality of life and treatment compliance. The aim of this study was to create a model of how patient's experiences of rehabilitation after stroke influence their outcome. Methods. A metaethnography ...
Luthi François F Department for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Clinique romande de réadaptation suvacare, Sion, Switzerland; Institut de Recherche en Réadaptation, Clinique romande de réadaptation suvacare, Sion, Switzerland; Hôpital Orthopédique, Département de l'Appareil Locomoteur, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, - - 2014
Workers with persistent disabilities after orthopaedic trauma may need occupational rehabilitation. Despite various risk profiles for non-return-to-work (non-RTW), there is no available predictive model. Moreover, injured workers may have various origins (immigrant workers), which may either affect their return to work or their eligibility for research purposes. The aim of ...
Steins Dax D Movement Science Group, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. - - 2014
Integrating rehabilitation services through wearable systems has the potential to accurately assess the type, intensity, duration, and quality of movement necessary for procuring key outcome measures. This review aims to explore wearable accelerometry-based technology (ABT) capable of assessing mobility-related functional activities intended for rehabilitation purposes in community settings for neurological ...
Casamassima Filippo F Micrel Lab, DEI, University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy. - - 2014
In this paper, a system for gait training and rehabilitation for Parkinson's disease (PD) patients in a daily life setting is presented. It is based on a wearable architecture aimed at the provision of real-time auditory feedback. Recent studies have, in fact, shown that PD patients can receive benefit from ...
Tippett Donna C DC Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, - - 2014
Recent advances in neuroimaging contribute to a new insights regarding brain-behavior relationships and expand understanding of the functional neuroanatomy of language. Modern concepts of the functional neuroanatomy of language invoke rich and complex models of language comprehension and expression, such as dual stream networks. Increasingly, aphasia is seen as a ...
Trincado-Alonso Fernando F Biomechanics and Technical Aids Department, National Hospital for Spinal Cord Injury, Finca la Peraleda s/n, 45071 Toledo, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to develop new strategies based on virtual reality that can provide additional information to clinicians for the rehabilitation assessment. Virtual reality system Toyra has been used to record kinematic information of 15 patients with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) while performing evaluation sessions using ...
Zhang Jinhua J 0000-0002-1178-2058 Xi'an Jiaotong University, Qujiang Campus, West Building No. 5, No. 99 YanXiang Road, YanTa District, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710045, - - 2014
While the world is stepping into the aging society, rehabilitation robots play a more and more important role in terms of both rehabilitation treatment and nursing of the patients with neurological diseases. Benefiting from the abundant contents of movement information, electroencephalography (EEG) has become a promising information source for rehabilitation ...
Felisberto Filipe F FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), Foundation for Science and Technology, Lisbon 1249-074, Portugal. - - 2014
The low average birth rate in developed countries and the increase in life expectancy have lead society to face for the first time an ageing situation. This situation associated with the World's economic crisis (which started in 2008) forces the need of equating better and more efficient ways of providing ...
Schleifer Taylor Jacqueline J Graduate Department of Rehabilitation - - 2014
To conduct a systematic review of the literature related to the use of knowledge brokers within paediatric rehabilitation, and specifically to determine (1) how knowledge brokers are defined and used in paediatric rehabilitation and (2) whether knowledge brokers in paediatric rehabilitation have demonstrably improved the performance of health care providers ...
Wagner Joan I J - - 2014
The purpose of this paper is to test a model linking physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) practitioners' perceptions of resonant leadership, structural empowerment and psychological empowerment to their experiences of spirit at work (SAW), job satisfaction and organizational commitment within the Canadian workplace. The authors tested the model ...
Cortés Camilo C eHealth and Biomedical Applications, Vicomtech-IK4, Mikeletegi Pasealekua 57, 20009 San Sebastián, Spain ; Laboratorio de CAD CAM CAE, Universidad EAFIT, Carrera 49 No. 7 Sur-50, 050022 Medellín, - - 2014
New motor rehabilitation therapies include virtual reality (VR) and robotic technologies. In limb rehabilitation, limb posture is required to (1) provide a limb realistic representation in VR games and (2) assess the patient improvement. When exoskeleton devices are used in the therapy, the measurements of their joint angles cannot be ...
Grosjean Julien J CISMeF & TIBS, LITIS EA4108, Rouen University Hospital, - - 2014
main biomedical information retrieval systems are based on controlled vocabularies and most specifically on terminologies or ontologies (T/O). These classification structures allow indexing, coding, annotating different kind of documents. Many T/O have been created for different purposes and it became a problem for finding specific concepts in the multitude of ...
Andereggen Lukas L Laboratories for Neuroscience Research in Neurosurgery, Boston Children's Hospital; Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital; Department of Neurosurgery, University and Bern University Hospital - - 2014
Early brain injury and delayed cerebral vasospasm both contribute to unfavorable outcomes after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Reproducible and controllable animal models that simulate both conditions are presently uncommon. Therefore, new models are needed in order to mimic human pathophysiological conditions resulting from SAH. This report describes the technical nuances of ...
Fluck M M Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic), University of Victoria,Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, - - 2014
Bird wings have been studied as prototypes for wing design since the beginning of aviation. Although wing tip slots, i.e. wings with distinct gaps between the tip feathers (primaries), are very common in many birds, only a few studies have been conducted on the benefits of tip feathers on the ...
Wan Jiahuan J State Key Lab of Precision Measuring Technology and Instruments, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China. - - 2014
Precision measurements of a nanoscale sample surface using an atomic force microscope (AFM) require a precise quantitative knowledge of the 3D tip shape. Blind tip reconstruction (BTR), established by Villarrubia, gives an outer bound with larger errors if the tip characterizer is not appropriate. In order to explore the errors ...
Mao Ying Y GE Global Research , 1 Research Circle , Niskayuna, NY 12309 e-mail:  - - 2014
In the past few years, the authors have proposed several prototypes of a Cable-driven upper ARm EXoskeleton (CAREX) for arm rehabilitation. One of the assumptions of CAREX was that the glenohumeral joint rotation center (GH-c) remains stationary in the inertial frame during motion, which leads to inaccuracy in the kinematic ...
Gerrard Paul P Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital , Wellesley, MA , - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: This manuscript seeks to explain why applications of item response theory (IRT) and factor analytic methods provide evidence of validity, and why for the same reasons that they provide evidence of validity, they can advance substantive knowledge. Methods: A narrative review of the psychometrics literature and disability literature ...
King Gillian - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: The aim was to examine the leisure activity setting experiences of two groups of youth with severe disabilities - those with complex continuing care (CCC) needs and those who have little functional speech and communicate using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Method: Twelve youth took part in a ...
Boughton David A - - 2013
A strategy for recovering endangered species during climate change is to restore ecosystem processes that moderate effects of climate shifts. In mid-latitudes, storm patterns may shift their intensity, duration, and frequency. These shifts threaten flooding in human communities and reduce migration windows (conditions suitable for migration after a storm) for ...
Mohamed Kasim K Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Room 8, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, 600116. - - 2013
The purpose of this article was to compare the accuracy of a new impression technique, the triple-layer impression technique (TLIT), with the conventional impression technique (CIT) to fabricate an auricular prosthesis. Fifteen male subjects (aged 22-45 yr) were selected. Ten markings were made on the subject's ear (super aurale [sa], ...
Liu Hsin-Yi - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Powered seating functions (PSFs) provide powered wheelchair users an independent means to adjust posture dynamically. To facilitate the best use of PSFs in daily living, we conducted this structured interview study to develop a preliminary user guide to provide "take-home" information to powered wheelchair users. Method: An internally ...
Scholten Lisa - - 2013
To overcome the difficulties of strategic asset management of water distribution networks, a pipe failure and a rehabilitation model are combined to predict the long-term performance of rehabilitation strategies. Bayesian parameter estimation is performed to calibrate the failure and replacement model based on a prior distribution inferred from three large ...
Borton David - - 2013
Decades of technological developments have populated the field of neuroprosthetics with myriad replacement strategies, neuromodulation therapies, and rehabilitation procedures to improve the quality of life for individuals with neuromotor disorders. Despite the few but impressive clinical successes, and multiple breakthroughs in animal models, neuroprosthetic technologies remain mainly confined to sophisticated ...
Gaunaurd Ignacio A - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the possible relationship between factors modifiable by rehabilitation interventions (rehabilitation factors), other factors related to lower-limb loss (other factors), and high-level mobility as measured by the Comprehensive High-Level Activity Mobility Predictor (CHAMP) in servicemembers (SMs) with traumatic lower-limb loss. One-hundred eighteen male ...
MadoĊ„ski R - - 2013
The paper presents an application of a special case of an Active Disturbance Rejection Controller (ADRC) in governing a proper realization of basic limb rehabilitation trainings. The experimental study is performed on a model of a flexible joint manipulator, whose behavior resembles a real robotic rehabilitation device. The multidimensional character ...
Kulon Janusz - - 2013
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to present the design and implementation of a novel rule-based algorithm for the classification of sitting postures in the sagittal plane. The research focused on individuals with severe musculoskeletal problems and, thus, specific requirements for posture and pressure management. Clients' body shapes were ...
Antos Stephen A - - 2013
For rehabilitation and diagnoses, an understanding of patient activities and movements is important. Modern smartphones have built in accelerometers which promise to enable quantifying minute-by-minute what patients do (e.g. walk or sit). Such a capability could inform recommendations of physical activities and improve medical diagnostics. However, a major problem is ...
Bollhöfer Andreas - - 2013
Knowing the baseline level of radioactivity in areas naturally enriched in radionuclides is important in the uranium mining context to assess radiation doses to humans and the environment both during and after mining. This information is particularly useful in rehabilitation planning and developing closure criteria for uranium mines as only ...
Placidi Giuseppe - - 2013
Post-stroke patients and people suffering from hand diseases often need rehabilitation therapy. The recovery of original skills, when possible, is closely related to the frequency, quality, and duration of rehabilitative therapy. Rehabilitation gloves are tools used both to facilitate rehabilitation and to control improvements by an evaluation system. Mechanical gloves ...
Fang Juan - - 2013
Generating a natural foot trajectory is an important objective in robotic systems for rehabilitation of walking. Human walking has pendular properties, so the pendulum model of walking has been used in bipedal robots which produce rhythmic gait patterns. Whether natural foot trajectories can be produced by the pendulum model needs ...
Riesenberg Lee Ann - - 2013
Femoral venous catheterization is a common, invasive procedure, which may lead to serious complications. Validated checklists are central to teaching and assessing procedural skills and may result in improved health care quality. The results of the first step of the validation of a femoral venous catheterization checklist are described. A ...
Guerrero Pertíñez G - - 2013
The incidence of neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders has increased in recent years, and similarly, the number of technological tools facilitating neuropsychological rehabilitation for family members and therapists has also grown. The purpose of this article is to describe some of these tools and indicate the needs they cover. ...
Hunt Anne W - - 2013
Impairments in executive function, self-regulation and attribution individually have been implicated in impairment in goal-directed behaviour, resulting in reduced participation in daily activities by individuals with brain injury. There is minimal literature that explicitly addresses the relationships among these constructs, how these may be affected by brain injury and the ...
Egger C - - 2013
Accurate predictions of future conditions of sewer systems are needed for efficient rehabilitation planning. For this purpose, a range of sewer deterioration models has been proposed which can be improved by calibration with observed sewer condition data. However, if datasets lack historical records, calibration requires a combination of deterioration and ...
Augusti Davide - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate the preference of a patients' population, according to the index of willingness to pay (WTP), against two treatments to restore a single-tooth gap: the implant-supported crown (ISC) and the 3-unit fixed partial denture prosthesis (FPDP) on natural teeth. Willingness to pay values ...
Luu Trieu Phat - - 2013
Robotics is gaining its popularity in gait rehabilitation. Gait pattern planning is important to ensure that the gait patterns induced by robotic systems are tailored to each individual and varying walking speed. Most research groups planned gait patterns for their robotics systems based on Clinical Gait Analysis (CGA) data. The ...
Daker-White Gavin - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To synthesize published qualitative studies concerning the lived experience of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To compare the conceptual features of qualitative studies covering two different time periods. Methods: In 2002, 24 items published 1975-2001 were identified in comprehensive literature searches and assessed by multiple reviewers. In 2010, the first ...
Kim Tae Jin - - 2013
Although inflow/infiltration (I/I) is one of the main factors used to decrease efficiency in sewer capacity and wastewater treatment, due to budget constraints, it is sampled only at the outlet point. Accordingly, the rehabilitation orders of defected sewers are determined for each drainage area without the consideration of I/I in ...
Madden Rosamond H - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To examine the relevance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to CBR monitoring and evaluation by investigating the relationship between the ICF and information in published CBR monitoring and evaluation reports. Method: A three-stage literature search and analysis method was employed. Studies were identified ...
Aminiazar Wahab - - 2013
There is an increasing trend in using robots for medical purposes. One specific area is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is one of the non-drug treatments in community health which means the restoration of the abilities to maximize independence. It is a prolonged work and costly labor. On the other hand, by using ...
Clark Robyn A - - 2013
The traditional hospital-based model of cardiac rehabilitation faces substantial challenges, such as cost and accessibility. These challenges have led to the development of alternative models of cardiac rehabilitation in recent years. The aim of this study was to identify and critique evidence for the effectiveness of these alternative models. A ...
Verdonck Michèle - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Environmental Control Systems (ECS) have many benefits; however studies of personal experience of ECS use are scarce. This qualitative study explored the insiders' experience of using an ECS. Method: An ECS starter-pack was compiled and trialled for an eight-week period with six persons with high spinal cord injuries ...
Nakajima Shuro - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Personal mobility vehicles (PMVs) are now being actively developed. Most PMVs are wheel-driven, a mode of transport notable for its efficiency. However, such vehicles tend to have little mobility over rough terrain. We propose a new type of PMV, a vehicle that traverses relatively smooth terrain by wheel ...
Baumeister Harald - - 2013
To develop and calibrate the activities of daily living item bank (ADLib-cardio) as a prerequisite for a Computer-adaptive test (CAT) for the assessment of ADL in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). After pre-testing for relevance and comprehension a pool of 181 ADL items were answered on a five-point Likert scale ...
Hossack Tania - - 2013
Suprapubic catheter (SPC) insertion is a basic skill required of surgical trainees. It is likely a trainee's first attempt at the procedure, will be undertaken without direct supervision at night and without access to aids of catheterization. Unfortunately, lack of simulation models and unpredictability of when SPCs are required, make ...
Ferrante Simona - - 2013
In organising and providing rehabilitation procedures for stroke patients, the usual need for many refinements makes it inappropriate to attempt rigid standardisation, but greater detail is required concerning workflow. The aim of this study was to build a model of the post-stroke rehabilitation process. The model, implemented in the Unified ...
Hammer Nicole L - - 2013
Aspen Plus(®) based simulation models have been developed to design a pyrolysis process for on-site production and utilization of pyrolysis oil from equine waste at the Equine Rehabilitation Center at Morrisville State College (MSC). The results indicate that utilization of all the available waste from the site's 41 horses requires ...
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