Jorge A. Díez

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This paper presents a novel kinematic reconstruction of the human arm chain with five degrees of freedom and the estimation of the shoulder location during rehabilitation therapy assisted by end-effector robotic devices. This algorithm is based on the pseudoinverse of the Jacobian through the acceleration of the upper arm, measured using an accelerometer,(More)
Post-stroke neurorehabilitation based on virtual therapies are performed completing repetitive exercises shown in visual electronic devices, whose content represents imaginary or daily life tasks. Currently, there are two ways of visualization of these task. 3D virtual environments are used to get a three dimensional space that represents the real world(More)
This paper presents a kinematic reconstruction algorithm for the variables of the human arm joints in robot-aided neurorehabilitation therapies. The presented algorithm uses the end effector of a rehabilitation robot and an accelerometer placed onto the upper arm to compute accurate values of the human arm chain. The goal of this algorithm is to obtain the(More)
The possibility that adrenergic receptor antagonists which prevent naloxone-induced release of luteinizing hormone (LH) in vivo exert their action by direct competition with naloxone for hypothalamic opiate receptors was investigated in vitro in immature female rats. First, 26-day-old rats were injected with prazosin, an alpha 1-adrenergic blocker, or(More)
Chronic treatment of adult male rats with TRH (1 or 10 mg/kg IP) for 5 or 9 days failed to alter the activity of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), the enzyme regulating the rate-limiting step in catecholamine biosynthesis. In contrast, as previously described, chronic reserpine administration (0.5 mg/kg IP: 9 days) resulted in a significant rise in TH activity in(More)