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OBJECTIVE The aims were: (1) to quantify the functional limitation of children at the beginning of recovery of independent ambulation after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), using clinical-functional scales; (2) to evaluate the changes in gait pattern during rehabilitation (about 5 months later), using 3D Gait Analysis (GA) in post-acute phase; (3) to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study are to quantify the movement limitation of upper limbs in hemiplegic children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) by using a clinical-functional scale and upper limb kinematics and to evaluate the effectiveness of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) on upper limbs. DESIGN Pre-post study. SETTING Clinical(More)
Using resting state (RS) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), we identified the predictors of clinical improvement following constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in pediatric patients with chronic hemiplegia.From 14 children with congenital or acquired brain injury and 10 sex- and age-matched healthy(More)
We derive asymptotic formuli for two dimensional steady state voltage potentials associated with thin, " curve-like " conductivity imperfections. Our derivation is formal, and based on asymptotic matching of terms in an appropriate set of integral equations. In combination with the formuli (rigorously) derived in [3] for imperfections of small diameter ,(More)
In order to reconstruct small changes in the interface of an elastic inclusion from modal measurements, we rigorously derive an asymptotic formula which is in some sense dual to the leading-order term in the asymptotic expansion of the perturbations in the eigenvalues due to interface changes of the inclusion. Based on this (dual) formula we propose an(More)
In this paper, we propose an original and promising optimization approach for reconstructing interface changes of a conductivity inclusion from measurements of eigenvalues and eigenfunctions associated with the transmission problem for the Laplacian. Based on a rigorous asymptotic analysis, we derive an asymptotic formula for the perturbations in the modal(More)
In this paper we study the inverse boundary value problem of determining the potential in the Schrödinger equation from the knowledge of the Dirichlet-to-Neumann map, which is commonly accepted as an ill-posed problem in the sense that, under general settings, the optimal stability estimate is of logarithmic type. In this work, a Lipschitz type stability is(More)
NiTi is a metal alloy with unconventional functional characteristics: Shape memory and pseudoelasticity. Its use in the field of rehabilitation is very innovative. This work presents applications in lower limb orthotics. Three different devices were assembled and tested: An equinus gait dynamic splint, a compliant ankle positioning brace, and a dual-mode(More)