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Peer Reviewed Papers


  • Qiu D, Kamper DG. Orthopaedic applications of a validated force-based biomechanical model of the index finger. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014;2014:4013-6. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944504.
  • Thielbar KO, Lord TJ, Fischer HC, Lazzaro EC, Barth KC, Stoykov ME, Triandafilou KM, Kamper DG. Training finger individuation with a mechatronic-virtual reality system leads to improved fine motor control post-stroke. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2014 Dec 26;11(1):171. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-11-171.
  • Triandafilou KM, Kamper DG. Carryover effects of cyclical stretching of the digits on hand function in stroke survivors. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Aug;95(8):1571-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.04.008. Epub 2014 May 2.
  • Kamper DG, Fischer HC, Conrad MO, Towles JD, Rymer WZ, Triandafilou KM. Finger-thumb coupling contributes to exaggerated thumb flexion in stroke survivors. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Jun 15;111(12):2665-74. doi: 10.1152/jn.00413.2013. Epub 2014 Mar 26.


  • Lee, SW Triandafilou, K Lock, BA Kamper, DG. Impairment in Task-Specific Modulation of Muscle Coordination Correlates with the Severity of Hand Impairment following Stroke, PLoS One. 2013 Jul 16;8(7).
  • Tsoupikova, D Stoykov, N Vick, R Li, Y Kamper, DG Listenberger, M. Use of virtual reality to promote hand therapy post-stroke, Proc. SPIE 8649, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2013, 86490K (March 4, 2013)
  • Jones CL, Wang F, Morrison R, Sarkar N, Kamper DG. Design and Development of a Cable Actuated Finger Exoskeleton for Hand Rehabilitation Following Stroke, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, Mechatronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on (Vol:19 , Issue: 1 ), Page(s):131 - 140


  • Conrad MO, Kamper DG. 2012. Isokinetic strength and power deficits in the hand following stroke , Clin Neurophysiol, Jun;123(6):1200-6. Epub 2011 Nov 3. PDF
  • Triandafilou KM, Kamper DG. 2012. Investigation of hand muscle atrophy in stroke survivors , Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon)., Mar;27(3):268-72. Epub 2011 Oct 26. PDF


  • Ochoa JM, Listenberger M, Kamper DG, Lee SW. Use of an electromyographically driven hand orthosis for training after stroke. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2011;2011:5975382. doi: 10.1109/ICORR.2011.5975382.
  • Hoffmann G, Schmit BD, Kahn JH, Kamper DG. 2011. Effect of sensory feedback from the proximal upper limb on voluntary isometric finger flexion and extension in hemiparetic stroke subjects , J Neurophysiol., Nov;106(5):2546-56. Epub 2011 Aug 10. PDF
  • Lee SW, Wilson KM, Lock BA, Kamper DG. 2011. Subject-specific myoelectric pattern classification of functional hand movements for stroke survivors, IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng., Oct;19(5):558-66. Epub 2010 Sep 27. PDF
  • Triandafilou KM, Fischer HC, Towles JD, Kamper DG, Rymer WZ. 2011. Diminished capacity to modulate motor activation patterns according to task contributes to thumb deficits following stroke, J Neurophysiol., Oct;106(4):1644-51. Epub 2011 Jul 13. PDF
  • Iwamuro BT, Fischer HC, Kamper DG. 2011. A pilot study to assess use of passive extension bias to facilitate finger movement for repetitive task practice after stroke, Top Stroke Rehabil., Jul-Aug;18(4):308-15. PDF
  • Triandafilou KM, Ochoa J, Kang X, Fischer HC, Stoykov ME, Kamper DG. 2011. Transient impact of prolonged versus repetitive stretch on hand motor control in chronic stroke, Top Stroke Rehabil., Jul-Aug;18(4):316-24. PDF
  • Seo NJ, Fischer HW, Bogey RA, Rymer WZ, Kamper DG. 2011. Effect of a serotonin antagonist on delay in grip muscle relaxation for persons with chronic hemiparetic stroke, Clin Neurophysiol., Apr;122(4):796-802. Epub 2010 Nov 13. PDF
  • Seo NJ, Fischer HW, Bogey RA, Rymer WZ, Kamper DG. 2011. Use of visual force feedback to improve digit force direction during pinch grip in persons with stroke: a pilot study. , Arch Phys Med Rehabil., Jan;92(1):24-30. Epub 2010 Nov 18. PDF
  • Ochoa JM, Listenberger M, Kamper DG, Lee SW. 2011. Use of an electromyographically driven hand orthosis for training after stroke, IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot., 2011:5975382. PDF


  • Connelly L, Jia Y, Toro ML, Stoykov ME, Kenyon RV, Kamper DG. 2010. A pneumatic glove and immersive virtual reality environment for hand rehabilitative training after stroke , IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng., Oct;18(5):551-9. Epub 2010 Apr 8. PDF
  • Towles JD, Kamper DG, Rymer WZ. 2010. Lack of hypertonia in thumb muscles after stroke , J Neurophysiol., Oct;104(4):2139-46. Epub 2010 Jul 28. PDF
  • Seo NJ, Rymer WZ, Kamper DG. 2010. Altered digit force direction during pinch grip following stroke , Exp Brain Res. 2010 May;202(4):891-901. Epub 2010 Feb 26. PDF
  • Cruz EG and Kamper DG. 2010. Use of a novel robotic interface to study finger motor control, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 38, 259-268. PDF


  • Lee SW and Kamper DG. 2009. Modeling of multiarticular muscles: importance of inclusion of tendon-pulley interactions in the finger, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 56, 2253-2262. PDF
  • Hoffmann G, Kamper DG, Kahn JH, Rymer WZ, and Schmit BD. 2009. Modulation of stretch reflexes of the finger flexors by sensory feedback from the proximal upper limb poststroke , Journal of Neurophysiology, 102, 1420-1429. PDF
  • Seo NJ, Rymer WZ,and Kamper DG. 2009. Delays in grip initiation and termination in persons with stroke: effects of arm support and muscle stretch exercise, Journal of Neurophysiology, 101, 3108-3115. PDF
  • Connelly L, Stoykov ME, Jia Y, Toro ML, Kenyon RV, Kamper DG. 2009. Use of a pneumatic glove for hand rehabilitation following stroke, Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:2434-7. PDF
  • Ochoa J, Dev Narasimhan YJ, Kamper DG. 2009. Development of a portable actuated orthotic glove to facilitate gross extension of the digits for therapeutic training after stroke , Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:6918-21. PDF
  • Qiu D, Fischer HC, Kamper DG. 2009. Muscle activation patterns during force generation of the index finger , Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:3987-90. PDF


  • Iwamuro BT, Cruz EG, Connelly LL, Fischer HC, and Kamper DG. 2009. Effect of a gravity-compensating orthosis on reaching after stroke: evaluation of the therapy assistant WREX, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89, 2121-2128. PDF
  • Lee SW, Chen H, Towles JD, and Kamper DG. 2008b. Effect of finger posture on the tendon force distribution within the finger extensor mechanism, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 130, 051014. PDF
  • Seo NJ, Kamper DG. 2008 Effect of grip location, arm support, and muscle stretch on sustained finger flexor activity following stroke, Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2008;2008:4170-3. PDF
  • Lee SW, Chen H, Towles JD, and Kamper DG. 2008a. Estimation of the effective static moment arms of the tendons in the index finger extensor mechanism, Journal of Biomechanics. 41(7):1567-73. PDF
  • Towles JD, Hentz VR, and Murray WM. 2008. Use of intrinsic thumb muscles may help to improve lateral pinch function restored by tendon transfer. Clinical Biomechanics. 23(4):387-94. PDF


  • Simone LK, Sundarrajan N, Luo X, Jia Y, Kamper DG. 2007. A low cost instrumented glove for extended monitoring and functional hand assessment J Neurosci Methods. 2007 Mar 15;160(2):335-48. Epub 2006 Oct 27. PDF
  • Kline TL, Schmit BD, Kamper DG. 2007. Exaggerated interlimb neural coupling following stroke Brain. 2007 Jan;130(Pt 1):159-69. Epub 2006 Oct 3. PDF
  • Fischer HC, Stubblefield K, Kline T, Luo X, Kenyon RV, and Kamper DG. 2007. Hand rehabilitation following stroke: a pilot study of assisted finger extension training in a virtual environment. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.14(1):1-12. PDF


  • Kamper DG, Fischer HC, Cruz EG, and Rymer WZ. 2006. Weakness is the primary contributor to finger impairment in chronic stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 87(9):1262-9. PDF
  • Kamper DG, Fischer HC, and Cruz EG. 2006. Impact of finger posture on mapping from muscle activation to joint torque. Clin Biomech. 21(4):361-9 PDF
  • Kamper DG, Yasukawa AM, Barrett KM, and Gaebler-Spira DJ. 2006. Effects of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Treatment of Cerebral Palsy on Potential Impairment Mechanisms: A Pilot Study , Pediatr Phys Ther.18:31-38. PDF
  • Li S, Kamper DG, Rymer WZ. 2006. Effects of changing wrist positions on finger flexor hypertonia in stroke survivors, Muscle Nerve. 2006 Feb;33(2):183-90. PDF
  • Simone LK, Sundarrajan N, Elovic EP, Luo X, Jia Y, Kamper DG. 2006. Measuring finger flexion and activity trends over a 25 hour period using a low cost wireless device, Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006;1:6281-4. PDF


  • Li S, Stevens JA, Kamper DG and Rymer WZ. 2005. The Movement-Specific Effect of Motor Imagery of the Premotor Time. Motor Control. 9, 119-128. Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. PDF
  • Simone LK and Kamper DG. 2005. Design considerations for a wearable monitor to measure finger posture, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. 2:5 doi:10.1186/1743-0003-2-5. PDF
  • Luo X, Kline T, Fischer H, Stubblefield K, Kenyon R, Kamper D. 2005. Integration of augmented reality and assistive devices for post-stroke hand opening rehabilitation Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2005;7:6855-8. PDF
  • Cruz EG, Waldinger HC, and Kamper DG. 2005. Kinetic and kinematic workspaces of the index finger following stroke. Brain.128(Pt 5):1112-21. PDF


  • Li S, Kamper DG, Stevens JA, and Rymer, WZ. 2004. The Effect of Motor Imagery on Spinal Segmental Excitability, Journal of Neuroscience. 24(43):9674-9680. PDF
  • Towles JD, Murray WM, and Hentz VR. 2004. The effect of percutaneous pin fixation of the interphalangeal joint on the thumb-tip force produced by the flexor pollicis longus: a cadaver study, Journal of Hand Surgery. 29(6):1056-62. PDF


  • Reinkensmeyer DJ, Iobbi MG, Kahn LE, Kamper DG, and Takahashi CD. 2003. Modeling reaching impairment after stroke using a population vector model of movement control that incorporates neural firing rate variability, Neural Computation. 15: 2619-2642. PDF
  • Kamper DG, Harvey RL, Suresh S, and Rymer WZ. 2003. Relative contributions of neural mechanisms versus muscle mechanics in promoting finger extension deficits following stroke, Muscle & Nerve. 28: 309-318. PDF
  • Kamper DG, Cruz EG, and Siegel MP. 2003. Stereotypical fingertip trajectories during grasp ,Journal of Neurophysiology. 90: 3702-3710. PDF


  • Kamper DG, Hornby TG, and Rymer WZ. 2002. Extrinsic flexor muscles generate concurrent flexion of all three finger joints, Journal of Biomechanics. 35: 1581-1587. PDF
  • Kamper DG, McKenna-Cole AN, Kahn LE, and Reinkensmeyer DJ. 2002. Alterations in reaching after stroke and their relationship to movement direction and impairment severity, Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 83:702-707. PDF
  • Reinkensmeyer DJ, McKenna-Cole AN, Kahn LE, and Kamper DG. 2002. Directional control of reaching is preserved following mild/moderate stroke and stochastically constrained following severe stroke, Experimental Brain Research. 143:525-530. PDF


  • Kamper DG, and Rymer WZ. 2001. Impairment of Voluntary Control of Finger Motion Following Stroke: Role of Inappropriate Muscle Coactivation, Muscle & Nerve. 24:673-81. PDF
  • Kamper DG, Schmit BD, and Rymer WZ. 2001. Effect of Muscle Biomechanics on the Quantification of Spasticity, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 29(12): 1122-1134. PDF


  • Kamper DG, and Rymer WZ. 2000. Quantitative Features of the Stretch Response of Extrinsic Finger Muscles in Hemiparetic Stroke. Muscle & Nerve. 23: 954961. PDF


  • Kamper DG, and Rymer WZ. 1999. Effects of geometric joint constraints on the selection of final arm posture during reaching: a simulation study. Experimental Brain Research. 126:134-138. PDF
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