Ismet Handzic

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Hemiparesis is a frequent and disabling consequence of stroke and can lead to asymmetric and inefficient walking patterns. Training on a split-belt treadmill, which has two separate treads driving each leg at a different speed, can correct such asymmetries post-stroke. However, the effects of split-belt treadmill training only partially transfer to everyday(More)
This paper presents a Gait Enhancing Mobile Shoe (GEMS) that mimics the desirable kinematics of a split-belt treadmill except that it does so over ground. Split-belt treadmills, with two separate treads running at different speeds, have been found useful in the rehabilitation of persons with asymmetric walking patterns. Although in preliminary testing,(More)
This paper introduces and analyzes a simply demonstrated tactile illusion. The tactile illusion described here is named the " chopstick " illusion since it can be easily demonstrated using a pair of wooden chopsticks. This illusion is demonstrated by moving one's fingers up a broken-off wooden chopstick with the fingertips of the thumb and index finger. As(More)
This paper demonstrates the assembly and verification of an inexpensive and straightforward stepping dynamics assessment system capable of simultaneously recording human lower limb motions, vertical ground reaction forces (GRF), and two dimensional foot center of pressures (COP) during the gait stance phase. This proposed system uses a single webcam video(More)
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