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The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: a systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
O'Caroll, G., King, S. L., Carroll, S., Perry, J., & Vanicek, N. (in press). The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: a systematic review. Brain Injury, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2020.1812117

© 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Objective: To systematically review the effects of exercise interventions that may enhance quality of life (QOL) in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: A systematic search was conducted using... Read More about The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: a systematic review.

A biomechanical comparison of powered robotic exoskeleton gait with normal and slow walking: An investigation with able-bodied individuals (2020)
Journal Article
Hayes, S. C., White, M., White, H. S. F., & Vanicek, N. (2020). A biomechanical comparison of powered robotic exoskeleton gait with normal and slow walking: An investigation with able-bodied individuals. Clinical biomechanics, 80, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2020.105133

Background Overground lower-limb robotic exoskeletons are assistive devices used to facilitate ambulation and gait rehabilitation. Our understanding of how closely they resemble comfortable and slow walking is limited. This information is important... Read More about A biomechanical comparison of powered robotic exoskeleton gait with normal and slow walking: An investigation with able-bodied individuals.

A self-aligning prosthetic device for older patients with vascular-related amputations: Protocol for a randomised feasibility study (the STEPFORWARD study) (2019)
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Mitchell, N., Coleman, E., Watson, J., Bell, K., McDaid, C., Barnett, C., …Vanicek, N. (in press). A self-aligning prosthetic device for older patients with vascular-related amputations: Protocol for a randomised feasibility study (the STEPFORWARD study). BMJ open, 9(9), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032924

Introduction The majority of older patients with a transtibial amputation are prescribed a standard (more rigid, not self-aligning) prosthesis. These are mostly suitable for level walking, and cannot adjust to different sloped surfaces. This makes w... Read More about A self-aligning prosthetic device for older patients with vascular-related amputations: Protocol for a randomised feasibility study (the STEPFORWARD study).

A systematic review of muscle morphology and function in intermittent claudication (2017)
Journal Article
Harwood, A. E., King, S., Totty, J., Smith, G. E., Vanicek, N., & Chetter, I. C. (2017). A systematic review of muscle morphology and function in intermittent claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, 66(4), 1241-1257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.106

Objective Intermittent claudication (IC) is frequently associated with deterioration in walking capacity and physical function, and it can often result in an impairment in balance. Whereas supervised exercise is recommended by the National Institute... Read More about A systematic review of muscle morphology and function in intermittent claudication.

Longitudinal kinematic and kinetic adaptations to obstacle crossing in recent lower limb amputees (2013)
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Barnett, C. T., Polman, R. C. J., & Vanicek, N. (2014). Longitudinal kinematic and kinetic adaptations to obstacle crossing in recent lower limb amputees. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 38(6), 437-446. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309364613506249

Background: Obstacle crossing is an important activity of daily living, necessary to avoid tripping or falling, although it is not fully understood how transtibial amputees adapt to performing this activity of daily living following discharge from r... Read More about Longitudinal kinematic and kinetic adaptations to obstacle crossing in recent lower limb amputees.