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Uncanny but not confusing: Multisite study of perceptual category confusion in the Uncanny Valley
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Results suggest category confusion does not explain the Uncanny Valley effect, with a pattern of categorization suggesting that humans do perceive a categorical robot/human boundary. Expand
Muscle Synergies in Clinical Practice: Theoretical and Practical Implications
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This chapter wants to be an intuitive and practical guide to those practitioners, new to the concept of muscle synergies, willing to understand how to perform such an analysis in typical clinical settings. Expand
Vibro-tactile EMG-based biofeedback induces changes of muscle activity patterns in childhood dystonia
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A change in muscle activation task components when participants receive the biofeedback while performing the task is shown, which suggest new neuromotor solutions in the framework of "motor exploration" as a strategy in the early phases of motor learning. Expand
IoT ink pen for ecological monitoring of daily life handwriting*
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A novel electronic ink pen is designed and validated, equipped with motion and writing force sensing, for the ecological daily-life monitoring of handwriting in uncontrolled environments and its results pave the way towards the use of the pen for daily life handwriting monitoring. Expand
Evaluating the Acceptability of Assistive Robots for Early Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment
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This work presents a system where a specific set of cognitive tests is selected, digitalized, and integrated with a robotic assistant, whose task is the guidance and supervision of the users during the completion of such tests. Expand
Robustness and Reliability of Synergy-Based Myocontrol of a Multiple Degree of Freedom Robotic Arm
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The proposed control scheme was shown to be robust to co-contraction between antagonist muscles, providing better performance compared to the traditional muscle-pair approach. Expand
Increased task-uncorrelated muscle activity in childhood dystonia
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An innovative and practical method to objectively measure movement abnormalities during the performance of a continuous figure-eight writing task in children with dystonia and 9 age-matched healthy controls is presented, consistent with the hypothesis that the ability to appropriately suppress variable and uncorrelated elements of movement is impaired. Expand
Children With and Without Dystonia Share Common Muscle Synergies While Performing Writing Tasks
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Results suggest that the synergy analysis has the ability of capturing the uncorrupted part of the electromyographic signal in dystonia, and supports a possible future use of muscle synergies in the design of myocontrol interfaces for children with dySTONia. Expand
Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off in a Trajectory-Constrained Self-Feeding Task
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Investigating upper-limb kinematics and electromyographic activity of 8 children with dystonia and 8 healthy children during a trajectory-constrained child-relevant task that emulates self-feeding with a spoon and requires continuous monitoring of accuracy shows results consistent with the hypothesis of increased signal-dependent noise in dySTONia. Expand
Muscle synergies in children with dystonia capture “healthy” patterns regardless the altered motor performance
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It is shown that, although children with dystonia present movement abnormalities compared to control subjects, the muscle synergies extracted from the two groups are very similar, and that theTwo groups share a significant number of motor modules. Expand
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