Duncan E Wood

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This study was concerned with individuals who were unable to effectively dorsiflex their ankle when walking, as a result of a lesion of the central nervous system (CNS). Indices that categorise and quantify different patterns of calf and anterior tibial muscle activation patterns during treadmill walking have been derived from a sample of fifteen(More)
Primary orthostatic tremor is characterized by 16-Hz motor activity that is coherent between muscles. It has been suggested that this tremor originates in the brain. This view is questioned by findings from a patient with complete paraplegia who experiences intermittent leg spasms at rest. The EMG activity within the spasms showed a 16-Hz component that was(More)
We investigated leg-powered cycling in a recumbent tricycle for a paraplegic using functional electrical stimulation (FES) with the lumbo-sacral anterior root stimulator implant (LARSI). A female complete T9 paraplegic had a stimulator for the anterior L2 to S2 spinal roots (bilaterally) implanted in 1994. She was provided with equipment for daily FES(More)
We have measured some oscillatory properties of severe lower limb spasms experienced by a low-thoracic complete paraplegic during assisted standing. Electromyograms (EMG) were recorded from the leg muscles while the patient stood passively in a standing frame. The patient also stood using functional electrical stimulation (FES) while ground and handle(More)
Three paraplegics have been implanted with stimulators of the lumbar anterior roots. Twelve roots were trapped in slots, each with three electrodes, a central cathode and two anodes, but the anodes in all the slots were connected together to reduce the number of wires. Cross-talk between roots was observed at lower levels than expected. Cross-talk was(More)
Correction of drop foot in hemiplegic gait is achieved by electrical stimulation of the common peroneal nerve with a series of pulses at a fixed frequency. However, during normal gait, the electromyographic signals from the tibialis anterior muscle indicate that muscle force is not constant but varies during the swing phase. The application of double pulses(More)
An apparatus has been developed that measures isometrically the 14 lower limb joint moments corresponding to the degrees of freedom of the hips, knees and ankles. This is the second of two papers describing the development of the multi-moment chair system (MMCS). It presents the overall design and changes that were implemented to compensate for problems.(More)
— We construct a learning model to predict the attractiveness of facial images. We use a face detection API to tag several facial landmarks and use the pairwise distances between these landmarks as the features for our model. We find that our model rates images similarly to humans, making the same rating that an average human would nearly three quarters of(More)
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