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A thought translation device (TTD) for brain-computer communication is described. Three patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), with total motor paralysis, were trained for several months. In order to enable such patients to communicate without any motor activity, a technique was developed where subjects learn to control their slow(More)
In 15 healthy and 20 hemiparetic persons we studied standing-up by two force-plates. Phases before and after the seat-off, force distribution and centre of gravity displacement were assessed. The patients rose significantly slower. The force ratios after seat-off differed significantly between the groups (0.88 vs 0.68). Left/right hemiparetic patients put(More)
Exhaustive exercise can cause a transient depression of immune function. Data indicate significant effects of immune activation cascades on the biochemistry of monoamines and amino acids such as tryptophan. Tryptophan can be metabolized through different pathways, a major route being the kynurenine pathway, which is often systemically up-regulated when the(More)
The influence of rhythmic music on gait symmetry was investigated in 12 healthy subjects and 12 stroke patients with mild leg paresis walking on the treadmill. For the measurement, new insoles containing air-filled chambers developed by W.O.M were used. Symmetry deviation was determined as the mean signless difference between left and right swing phases of(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged intense exercise has been associated with transient suppression of immune function and an increased risk of infections. In this context, the catabolism of amino acid tryptophan via kynurenine may play an important role. The present study examined the effect of a probiotic supplement on the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections(More)
Laboratory strongly supports academic freedom and a researcher's right to publish; therefore, the Laboratory as an institution does not endorse the viewpoint of a publication or guarantee its technical correctness. Abstract The development and theory of an experiment t o i n v estigate quantum computation with trapped calcium ions is described. The ion(More)
A system for clinical analysis of sit-to-stand transfer using two force plates is presented. Distinct time-events and phases are estimated. Illustrative parameters are also determined, such as the distribution of the vertical ground reaction forces, displacement of the center of gravity in the sagittal and frontal planes, and a comparison of the(More)
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