A Multi-Channel Biomimetic Neuroprosthesis to Support Treadmill Gait Training in Stroke Patients

Chia Bejarano, Noelia ;   Ambrosini, Emilia ;   Baccinelli, Walter ;   Nardone, Antonio ;   Monticone, Marco ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrante, Simona

Tags Motor neuroprostheses – Neuromuscular stimulationRehabilitation – LocomotionRehabilitation – Stroke

This study presents an innovative multi-channel neuroprosthesis that induces a biomimetic activation of the main lower-limb muscles during…

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An Ecological Evaluation of the Metabolic Benefits Due to Robot-Assisted Gait Training

Peri, Elisabetta ;   Biffi, Emilia ;   Cristina, Maghini ;   Marzorati, Mauro ;   Diella, Eleonora ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Turconi, Anna Carla ;   Reni, Gianluigi

Tags Biomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Cerebral palsy (CP), one of the most common neurological disorders in childhood, features affected individual’s motor skills and muscle actions….

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Blind&Imagined: Sensori-Motor Mechanism Changes in Long-Term Lack of Gravity

Casellato, Claudia ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   Zago, Myrka ;   Gravano, Silvio ;   Lacquaniti, Francesco

Tags Physiological monitoring

Our study aims at investigating multisensory interaction mechanisms and biomechanical aspects of human spatially oriented behavior, both…

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Does a Multimodal Biofeedback Training Improve Motor Recovery in Stroke Patients? Preliminary Results of a Randomized Control Trial

Ferrante, Simona ;   Ambrosini, Emilia ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   Nava, Claudia ;   Longoni, Valentina ;   Monticone, Marco

Tags Neurological disorders – StrokeRehabilitation – LocomotionMotor neuroprostheses – Neuromuscular stimulation

This study is aimed at demonstrating that a multimodal biofeedback training is superior to usual care for improving motor recovery on…

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Healthy and Pathological Cerebellar Spiking Neural Networks in Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex

Antonietti, Alberto ;   Casellato, Claudia ;   Geminiani, Alice ;   D’Angelo, Egidio ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra

Tags Brain physiology and modelingBrain physiology and modeling – Neural circuitsBrain physiology and modeling – Neural dynamics and computation

Since the Marr-Albus model, computational neuroscientists have been developing a variety of models of the cerebellum, with different…

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Muscle Synergies in Children with Dystonia Capture "Healthy" Patterns Regardless the Altered Motor Performance

Lunardini, Francesca ;   Casellato, Claudia ;   Bertucco, Matteo ;   Sanger, Terence David ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra

Tags Neuromuscular systems – EMG processing and applicationsNeurological disordersNeuromuscular systems – EMG models

Muscle synergies are hypothesized to represent motor modules recruited by the nervous system to flexibly perform subtasks necessary to…

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Neuro-Mechanics of Muscle Coordination during Recumbent Pedaling in Post-Acute Stroke Patients

De Marchis, Cristiano ;   Ambrosini, Emilia ;   Schmid, Maurizio ;   Monticone, Marco ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   D’Alessio, Tommaso ;   Conforto, Silvia ;   Ferrante, Simona

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeurological disorders – StrokeNeuromuscular systems – EMG processing and applications

Motor impairment after stroke has been hypothesized to be related, among others, to impairments in the modular control of movement. In this…

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