Effect of Handedness on Muscle Synergies during Upper Limb Planar Movements

Duthilleul, Nicolas ;   Pirondini, Elvira ;   Coscia, Martina ;   Micera, Silvestro

Tags Neuromuscular systems – Central mechanismsNeuromuscular systems – EMG processing and applicationsHuman performance – Sensory-motor

Handedness is a prominent but poorly understood aspect of human motor performances. Despite it is generally accepted that it results from…

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Effects of Aging and Perturbation Intensities on Temporal Parameters during Slipping-Like Perturbations

Tropea, Peppino ;   Martelli, Dario ;   Aprigliano, Federica ;   Micera, Silvestro ;   Monaco, Vito

Tags Mechanics of locomotion and balanceJoint biomechanics

The aim of this study was to analyze the modifications of temporal parameters during slipping-like perturbations associated both with aging…

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Effects of Slipping-Like Perturbation Intensity on the Dynamical Stability

Aprigliano, Federica ;   Martelli, Dario ;   Tropea, Peppino ;   Micera, Silvestro ;   Monaco, Vito

Tags Mechanics of locomotion and balanceJoint biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Falls are a major cause of morbidity and death in elderly people. Understanding how subjects maintain stability while walking or while being…

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EMG-Based Learning Approach for Estimating Wrist Motion

El-Khoury, Sahar ;   Batzianoulis, Iason ;   Antuvan, Chris Wilson ;   Contu, Sara ;   Masia, Lorenzo ;   Micera, Silvestro ;   Billard, Aude

Tags Machine learning and control in bioroboticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationWearable robotic systems: orthotics

This paper proposes an EMG based learning approach for estimating the displacement along the 2-axes (abduction/adduction and…

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Gastrocnemius Myoelectric Control of a Robotic Hip Exoskeleton

Grazi, Lorenzo ;   Crea, Simona ;   Parri, Andrea ;   Yan, Tingfang ;   Cortese, Mario ;   Giovacchini, Francesco ;   Cempini, Marco ;   Pasquini, Guido ;   Micera, Silvestro ;   Vitiello, Nicola

Tags Wearable robotic systems: orthoticsHuman machine interfaces and robotics applications

In this paper we present a novel EMG-based assistive control strategy for lower-limb exoskeleton. An active pelvis orthosis (APO) generates…

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Topographical Strategies to Control Neural Outgrowth

Morana Roccasalvo, Iolanda ;   Sergi, Pier Nicola ;   Tonazzini, Ilaria ;   Cecchini, Marco ;   Micera, Silvestro

Tags Neural interfaces – Regeneration

In this work a synergistic approach is used to investigate how directional anisotropic surfaces (i.e., nanogratings) control the alignment of…

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Vestibular Implants: Hope for Improving the Quality of Life of Patients with Bilateral Vestibular Loss

Guinand, Nils ;   van de Berg, Raymond ;   Ranieri, Maurizio ;   Cavuscens, Samuel ;   DiGiovanna, Jack ;   Nguyen, Thuy Anh Khoa ;   Micera, Silvestro ;   Stokroos, Robert ;   Kingma, Herman ;   Guyot, Jean-Philippe ;   PĂ©rez-Fornos, Angelica

Tags Artificial organs (incl heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, retina)Cochlear implantNeural stimulation (incl deep brain stimulation)

The vestibular system plays an essential role in crucial tasks such as postural control, gaze stabilization, and spatial orientation. Currently,…

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