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The-state-of-the-art of soft robotics to assist mobility: A review of physiotherapist and patient identified limitations of current lower-limb exoskeletons and the potential soft-robotic solutions (2023)
Journal Article
Morris, L., Diteesawat, R. S., Rahman, N., Turton, A., Cramp, M., & Rossiter, J. (2023). The-state-of-the-art of soft robotics to assist mobility: A review of physiotherapist and patient identified limitations of current lower-limb exoskeletons and the potential soft-robotic solutions. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 20(1), 18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-022-01122-3

Background: Soft, wearable, powered exoskeletons are novel devices that may assist rehabilitation, allowing users to walk further or carry out activities of daily living. However, soft robotic exoskeletons, and the more commonly used rigid exoskeleto... Read More about The-state-of-the-art of soft robotics to assist mobility: A review of physiotherapist and patient identified limitations of current lower-limb exoskeletons and the potential soft-robotic solutions.

Acceptability of Lycra arm sleeve in people with sub-acute stroke: Patients', carers' and clinicians' perspectives (2022)
Journal Article
Kumar, P., Jones, R., Cramp, M., Greenwood, R., White, P., & Turton, A. (2023). Acceptability of Lycra arm sleeve in people with sub-acute stroke: Patients', carers' and clinicians' perspectives. Physiotherapy, 118, 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2022.08.002

Background: Previous studies found that the Lycra sleeve has potential to reduce glenohumeral subluxation in people with stroke. The primary aim of this study was to explore the acceptability of the Lycra sleeve from patients’, carers’ and staff perc... Read More about Acceptability of Lycra arm sleeve in people with sub-acute stroke: Patients', carers' and clinicians' perspectives.

The effects of joint hypermobility syndrome on the kinematics and kinetics of the vertical jump test (2020)
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Alsiri, N., Cramp, M., Barnett, S., & Palmer, S. (2020). The effects of joint hypermobility syndrome on the kinematics and kinetics of the vertical jump test. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 55, Article 102483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2020.102483

Purpose: Biomechanical impairments are not apparent during walking in people with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). This research explored biomechanical alterations during a higher intensity task, vertical jumping. Materials and methods: This cross... Read More about The effects of joint hypermobility syndrome on the kinematics and kinetics of the vertical jump test.

Gait biomechanics in joint hypermobility syndrome: A spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Alsiri, N., Cramp, M., Barnett, S., & Palmer, S. (2020). Gait biomechanics in joint hypermobility syndrome: A spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis. Musculoskeletal Care, 18(3), 301-314. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1461

Introduction Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) symptoms of widespread joint hypermobility and pain, muscle weakness and reduced muscle‐tendon stiffness suggest that there may be an impact on gait parameters. Identification of gait abnormalities may... Read More about Gait biomechanics in joint hypermobility syndrome: A spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis.

Case Studies for the paper: 'Service user perspectives on the future of mobility assistive devices: Understanding user’s assistive device experiences and needs
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Cramp, M., Morris, L., & Turton, A. Case Studies for the paper: 'Service user perspectives on the future of mobility assistive devices: Understanding user’s assistive device experiences and needs

Purpose: Current assistive devices are inadequate in addressing the needs of some people living with impaired mobility. This study explored the experiences of living with impaired mobility in relation to how wearable assistive adaptive and rehabilita... Read More about Case Studies for the paper: 'Service user perspectives on the future of mobility assistive devices: Understanding user’s assistive device experiences and needs.