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Prof. Francisco Valero-Cuevas
Brain-Body Dynamics Lab
Please visit our new website at http://valerolab.org

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Abstracts:

  • Peppoloni L, Ruffaldi E, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "The strength dexterity test quantifies age-related differences in the sensorimotor control dynamics." International Symposium on the Neuromechanics of Human Movement, Heidelberg, DE, October 4-6, 2016.
  • Marjaninejad A, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Finley JM.
    "An exploration of the capacity of coupled-oscillator CPG models to adapt to dynamic perturbations during simulated bipedal locomotion." Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA, November 12-16, 2016.
  • Laine CM, Nagamori A, Shin JY, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Task-Dependent Coherence Across Finger Muscles." Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA, November 12-16, 2016.
  • Jalaleddini K, Marjaninejad A, Chakravarthi Raja S, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Changes in Fusimotor Parameters Suffice to Explain Position Thresholds, Velocity Thresholds, and Gains of the Stretch Reflex; But Produce Strong Interactions Among Them." Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA, November 12-16, 2016.
  • Hagen DA, Caja S, Chakravarthi Raja S, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Kinematically similar basketball free throws have surprisingly different muscle contraction velocity profiles." Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA, November 12-16, 2016.
  • Lawrence EL, Peppoloni L, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Evidence that lower levels of leg dexterity may be a previously unrecognized risk factor for knee ligament injury in women." Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh NC, August 2-5, 2016.
  • Hagen DA, Caja S, Chakravarthi S, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Kinetically Similar Basketball Free Throws Have Surprisingly Different Muscle Contraction Velocity Profiles." Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.
  • Nagamori A, Laine CM, Jalaleddini K, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A closed-loop neuromuscular simulation can provide insights into the origins and task-dependencies of force fluctuations." XXI Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Chicago, IL, July 5-8, 2016.
  • Laine CM and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Investigating neural strategies for muscle coordination." XXI Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Chicago, IL, July 5-8, 2016.
  • Nagamori A, Lawrence EL, Finley JM, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "The ability to dynamically regulate instabilities with the leg is susceptible to repetitive eccentric contractions." Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  • Laine CM, Nagamori A, Shin JY, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Task-Dependent Coherence Across Finger Muscles." Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA, November 12-16, 2016.
  • Ko N, Laine CM, Nagamori A, Hooyman A, Diconti A, Lerner J, Fisher BE, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Distinctive control strategy of dynamic fingertip force in individuals with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease and its clinical implications." Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  • Cohn BA, Yngvason HF, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Visualizing the structure of high dimensional feasible activation sets for static force production." Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  • Lawrence EL, Cesar GM, Bromfield M, Peterson R, Sigward SM, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Outcome Measures for hand and leg function naturally reveal latent domains of strength, limb coordination, and sensorimotor processing." Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  • Laine CM, Dosen S, Dideriksen J, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Farina D.
    "Modulation of tremor during isometric force tracking." Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  • Lawrence EL, Cesar GM, Bromfield M, Peterson R, Sigward SM, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Sex differences in control strategies for both static and dynamic balance in young adults." Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Neural control of Movement, Charleston, SC, April 21-24, 2015.
  • Jalaleddini K, Barradas V, Niu CM, Kearney RE, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Identification of dynamic stiffness: From the ankle to a neuromorphic joint." Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Neural control of Movement, Charleston, SC, April 21-24, 2015.
  • Laine CM, Reyes A, Farina D, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Stability-dependent modulation of neural drive to the thumb during precision grip." Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Neural control of Movement, Charleston, SC, April 21-24, 2015.
  • Nagamori A, Lawrence EL, Finley JM, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Eccentric contractions impede the ability of the leg to regulate dynamic instabilities." Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Charleston SC, April 21-24, 2015.
  • Reyes A, Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Changes in corticomotoneuronal drive during stable and unstable object manipulation." Proceedings of the 25th Annual meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Charleston, SC, April 20-25, 2015.
  • Ko N, Laine CM, Fisher BE, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Distinctive motor control strategies in Parkinson's disease during an unstable object manipulation and its implications to clinical evaluation." Proceedings of the 25th Annual meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Charleston, SC, April 20-24, 2015.
  • Babikian S, Kanso E, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Quasi-static and smooth motions of tendon-driven limbs require non-smooth, highly posture-dependent, neural drive." Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Charleston SC, April 21-24, 2015.
  • Cohn BA, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Vectormap: Visualization of the feasible force space to observe neuromuscular coordination constraints." Proceedings of the 25th Annual Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Charleston, SC, April 20-24, 2015.
  • Lawrence EL, Werner I, Sigward SM, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Sex differences in sensorimotor mechanisms for dynamic function of the upper and lower extremities." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, Stanford CA, April 21-23, 2015.
  • Lawrence EL, Nagamori A, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Finley JM.
    "Prolonged immobilization and unloading leads to profound and long-lasting changes in spinal excitability." Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, November 15-19, 2014.
  • Rocamora J, Buchli J, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Robustness of policy learning for optimal control of motion of tendon-driven systems." Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  • Reyes A, Liu CY, Heck C, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Context-sensitive Cortical Rhythms During Static and Dynamic Manipulation." Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  • Lawrence EL and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Can the Force-Velocity Curve Predict Realistic Muscle Forces for High-Speed Athletic Movements?" Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  • Ko N, Lawrence EL, Fisher B, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "While still able to manipulate unstable objects, individuals with Parkinson's disease exhibit distinct neural control strategies." Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  • Babikian S, Kanso E, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Slow limb movements require precise muscle control." Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  • Miric-Lightdale N, Mueske NM, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Wren TAL.
    "Quantitative Assessment Of Fine Motor Control Of Fingertip Forces After Pollicization." Proceedings of the 15th EFORT Congress, London, England, June 4-6, 2014.
  • Miric-Lightdale N, Mueske NM, Berggren J, Loiselle J, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Dayanidhi S, Wren TAL.
    "Quantitative assessment of fine motor control of fingertip forces after pollicization." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Kauai, HI, January 8-11, 2014.
  • Lawrence EL, Lyle MA, Werner I, Krenn O, Lorenzi D, Kernbeiss S, Gondolatsch B, Frontull V, Zarfl M, Posch M, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Participation in elite sports improves neuromuscular control as detected by the Lower Extremity Strength-Dexterity Test." Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.
  • Ko N*, Lawrence EL*, Dayanidhi S*, Hu W, DiConti A, Lerner J, Winstein CW, Requejo P, Fisher B, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "The Strength-Dexterity test can detect differences in dynamic control of fingertip forces between individuals with Parkinson's disease and non-disabled older adults." Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013. *denotes equal contribution
  • Rocamora JM, Niu CM, Buchli J, Sanger TD, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Physiologically-based control of a robotic tendon-driven system." Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.
  • Babikian S, Kanso E, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Pre-tensioning of musculotendons is necessary to achieve finger postures and slow finger motions." Proceedings of the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.
  • Reyes A, Lawrence EL, Babikian S, Liu CY, Heck CN, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Spectral activity of cortical activity during manipulation of unstable objects revels task-dependent spatiotemporal features." Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 9-13, 2013.
  • Lawrence EL, Posch M, Melmer F, Dilitz S, Stern V, Werner I, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Does long-term exposure to skiing enhance dynamical leg control in old age?" Proceedings of Translational and Computational Motor Control, San Diego, CA, November 8, 2013.
  • Niu CM*, Rocamora J*, Valero-Cuevas FJ~, Sanger T.~
    "Assessing the role of neuromuscular components using a tendon-driven robotic plant controlled by neuromorphic hardware." Proceedings of Translational and Computational Motor Control, San Diego, CA, November 8, 2013. * denotes equal contribution, ~ denotes equal leadership
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ and Bumann R.
    "The evolution of fine muscle control for dexterous manipulation in humans is surprisingly incomplete. " Proceedings of Translational and Computational Motor Control, San Diego, CA, November 8, 2013.
  • Babikian S, Kutch JJ, Kanso E, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Feasibility of limb postures and slow motions throughout the workspace with muscles as elastic actuators." Proceedings of the 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, San Diego, CA, November 6-8, 2013.
  • Reyes A, Nayak KS, Loeb GE, Valero-Cuevas, FJ.
    "Structural MRI identifies precise location of intramuscular electrode recording site based on presence of micro-hematoma." Proceedings of the 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference of Neural Engineering, San Diego, CA, November 6-8, 2013.
  • Niu CM, Rocamora JM, Sohn WJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Sanger TD.
    "Force-velocity property of muscle is critical for stabilizing a tendon-driven robotic joint controlled by neuromorphic hardware." Proceedings of the 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference of Neural Engineering, San Diego, CA, November 6-8, 2013.
  • Rocamora JM, Niu CM, Sanger TD, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Series Elastic Element Is Critical for Stabilizing a Tendon-Driven Robotic Joint Controlled by Physiologically Realistic Models." Proceedings of the 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference of Neural Engineering, San Diego, CA, November 6-8, 2013.
  • Fassola I*, Lawrence EL*, Dayanidhi S, Ko N, Leclercq C, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Is osteoarthritis of the thumb a strictly orthopedic condition?" Proceedings of the 1st International Thumb Osteoarthrits Workshop, Newport, RI, October 25-26, 2013. *denotes equal contribution
  • Stern V*, Lawrence EL*, Hu W, Lyle M, Winstein C, Requejo P, and Valero-Ceuvas FJ.
    "Reduced ability to stabilize ground contact with the leg may explain gait changes in aging," 65th Annual Gerontological Society of America Meeting, symposium presentation, San Diego, CA, November 11-14, 2012. *equal contribution
  • Sohn WJ, Niu CM, Nandyala SK, Valero-Cuevas FJ, and Sanger TD.
    "VLSI emulation of excessive involuntary cortical activity as a model of hypertonic dystonia," 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, October 13-17, 2012.
  • Dayanidhi S, Hedberg , Forssberg H, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Small force dexterous manipulation reveal changes across the lifespan," Canadian Society of Biomechanics / Societe Canadienne de Biomechanique Conference (CSB/SBC), Burnaby, BC, June 6-9, 2012.
  • Kurse MU, Lipson H, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Inference of compact analytical functions describing tendon routing in the fingers," Canadian Society of Biomechanics / Societe Canadienne de Biomechanique Conference (CSB/SBC), Burnaby, BC, June 6-9, 2012.
  • Inouye JM and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "An optimized solution to the grasping problem: the human hand," Canadian Society of Biomechanics / Societe Canadienne de Biomechanique Conference (CSB/SBC), Burnaby, BC, June 6-9, 2012.
  • Reyes A and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Design of a general purpose multi-channel wireless data acquisition system," Canadian Society of Biomechanics / Societe Canadienne de Biomechanique Conference (CSB/SBC), Burnaby, BC, June 6-9, 2012.
  • Ko N, Kurse M, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Musculoskeletal model of arm position for casting or splinting and muscle selection or botulinum toxin in individuals with cerebral palsy," Canadian Society of Biomechanics / Societe Canadienne de Biomechanique Conference (CSB/SBC), Burnaby, BC, June 6-9, 2012.
  • Inouye JM and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A novel computational approach helps explain and reconcile conflicting experimental findings on the neural control of arm endpoint stiffness." Podium Presentation, 22nd Annual Society for the Neural Control of Movement Conference, Venice, Italy, April 21-28, 2012.
  • Dayanidhi S, Hedberg , Valero-Cuevas FJ, and Forssberg H.
    "Measurable improvements in dexterous manipulation throughout adolexcense reveal previously undetected functional effects of neuromaturation," 22nd Annual Society for the Neural Control of Movement Conference, Venice, Italy, April 21-28, 2012.
  • Lawrence E*, Stern V*, Lyle M, Winstein C, Requejo P, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Lower Extremity Dynamic Control Declines with Aging," 22nd Annual Society for the Neural Control of Movement Conference, Venice, Italy, April 21-28, 2012. *equal contribution
  • Lyle M, Tsai L, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Gregor R, Powers C.
    "Dynamic Coordination of Leg Musculature is Associated with Agility in High School Soccer Athletes" 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011.
  • Reyes A, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Wireless Multi-Channel Device to Capture Dynamics of Complex Sensorimotor Tasks" 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011.
  • Kutch, JJ.
    "Biomechanics to Brain: Unraveling the Complex Neural Connectivity of Multi-Muscle Control" 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011.
  • Kurse MU, Lipson H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A comprehensive Experimental Evaluation of Existing Models of the Extensor Mechanism Calls for Novel Data-Driven Models" 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011.
  • Dayanidhi S, Hedberg , Hgg I, Lilja N, Forssberg H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Dynamic control of fingertip forces: development in childhood and decline with aging" 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011.
  • Rácz, K, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Simulations of Optimal Reweighting of Muscle Coordination Reveal Important Benefits of Muscle Redundancy 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011.
  • Rácz, K*, Sindhurakar A*, Bradley NS, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Prenatal Motor Development Affects Observed Motor Behavior for Different Incubation Periods in Domestic Chick 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011. *equal contribution
  • Holt B, Reyes A, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A Prototype Video Game System for Studying Rehabilitative Learning" 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011.
  • Inouye JM, Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Quantitative Prediction of Grasp Impairment Following Peripheral Neuropathies of the Hand" 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011.
  • Inouye JM, Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A Novel Methodology to Compare Grasp Quality: Application to two Dominant Tendon-Driven Designs" 35th Annual American Society for Biomechanics Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 10-13, 2011.
  • Inouye JM, Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A Comprehensive Computational Framework to Evaluate Grasp Quality of Tendon-Driven Hands with Arbitrary Topology" Proceedings of the 21th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 26-May 1, 2011.
  • Rácz, K*, Sindhurakar A*, Bradley NS, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Prenatal motor development for different incubation periods affects postural control but not early gait." Proceedings of the 21th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 26-May 1, 2011. *equal contribution
  • Rácz, K, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A computational approach to quantifying muscle redundancy, and a sample application to guide the detection of strategies to mitigate fatigue." Proceedings of the 21th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 26-May 1, 2011.
  • Kurse MU, Schmidt M, Lipson H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Extracting mathematical models defining index finger kinematics using symbolic regression. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, April 10th, 2010.
  • Kurse MU, Valero-Cuevas FJ., Lipson H.
    Estimating the Topology of the Extensor Mechanism of the Human Finger. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, April 5th, 2010.
  • Theodorou EA and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Optimality in Neuromuscular Systems." In 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2010,pp 4510 - 4516.
  • Theodorou EA, Todorov E, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A first optimal control solution for a complex, nonlinear, tendon driven neuromuscular finger model" Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference August 30-September 2, 2010, Naples, Florida, USA.
  • Rácz, K, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Motion and force are not controlled independently in multi-finger manipulation tasks." 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • Kutch JJ, Kurse MU, Valero-Cuevas FJ
    "Muscle redundancy does not imply robustness to muscle dysfunction" 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA, November 2010.
  • Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ
    "Obtaining complete solution sets for neuromuscular models", ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Naples, FL, June 2010.
  • Theodorou EA and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "High Actuation Gains are necessary to control a fast finger-tapping motion optimally." Motor Control Session, Proceeding of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, State College,PA. August 29th, 2009.
  • Dayanidhi S, Weisz J, Junker L, Hedberg , Forssberg H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Control of an unstable object with dynamic precision grip: Effect of friction." Poster Session II: Integrative Control of Movement. Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of Society for the Neural Control of Movement, p 116. Poster H-58, Waikoloa, HI, May 1st, 2009.
  • Dayanidhi S, Weisz J, Junker L, Hedberg , Forssberg H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A hand-held instrumented device to quantify dexterous manipulation for clinical use." Interactive Poster(PFRI16), Rehabilitation Society of North America (RESNA) Conference 2009. New Orleans, LA.
  • Dayanidhi S, Weisz J, Junker L, Hedberg , Forssberg H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Control of an unstable object with dynamic precision grip." APTA Section on Research Retreat 2009, Pacific Grove, California.
  • Kutch JJ, Kurse MU, Hoffmann H, Kuo AD, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Muscle synergies may be artifacts of biomechanics rather than neural constraints, and are not necessary to simplify control", 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago IL, October 2009.
  • Kutch JJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "All muscles are redundant, but some are less redundant than others", 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, April 2009.
  • Kurse MU, Schmidt M, Lipson H, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Extracting appropriate mathematical expressions defining moment arm relationships using symbolic regression." Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Naples, FL, June 18th, 2010. (finalist in the PhD Student Paper Competition).
  • Rácz, K, Inouye J, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "The spatio-temporal structure of force variability in static grasp suggests a continually active neural controller." Summer Bioengineering Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Naples, FL, 2010.
  • Kurse MU, Kutch JJ, Hoffmann H, Fassola I, Lipson H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A strain-energy approach to simulating slow finger movements and changes due to loss of musculature." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, State College, PA. August 27, 2009.
  • Kurse MU, Lipson H, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "A fast simulator to model complex tendon-bone interactions: Application to the tendinous networks controlling the fingers." Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, June 18, 2009.
  • Rácz, K, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Grip force fluctuations are more than just noise." Podium presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biomechanics, Penn State U, State College, PA, 2009.
  • Rácz, K and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    The grip force dynamics of multi-finger static grasp reveals a control hierarchy.
    Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, p 51. Poster B-73, Waikoloa, HI. April 29th, 2009.
  • Sherback M, Valero-Cuevas FJ, DAndrea R.
    Age related slowing in a dynamic visuomotor task does not affect latency and is an optimal response to increased noise.
    Poster Session II: Theoretical & Computational Motor Control. Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, p 119. Poster I-62, Kona, HI. May 1st, 2009.
  • Kurse MU, Lipson H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Computational method to study tendinous interactions across fingers.
    Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, p 51. Waikoloa, HI. May 1st, 2009.
  • Dayanidhi S, Weisz J, Junker L, Hedberg , Forssberg H, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Control of an unstable object with dynamic precision grip: Effect of friction.
    Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, p 51. Waikoloa, HI. May 1st, 2009.
  • Hoffmann H, Kutch JJ, Kurse MU, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Control of muscle strain energy as a robust means to produce slow and accurate finger movements: Proof of concept via hardware and cadaver implementation.
    Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, p 51. Waikoloa, HI. May 1st, 2009.
  • Hoffmann H, Theodorou E, Schaal S.
    Human optimization strategies under reward feedback.
    Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, p 51. Waikoloa, HI. May 1st, 2009.
  • Theodorou E and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Optimality principles in controlling contact transitions with the fingers.
    Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, p 51. Waikoloa, HI. April 29th, 2009.
  • Kutch JJ and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    All muscles are redundant, but some are more redundant than others.
    Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, p 51. Waikoloa, HI. April 29th, 2009.
  • Santos VJ. and Valero-Cuevas, FJ.
    Thumb kinematics with non-orthogonal and nonintersecting axes of rotation may be necessary to predict realistic isometric thumbtip forces in multiple directions.
    Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Portland, OR, Sept. 2004.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ and Todorov E.
    Task-dependent variability in human hand EMG: Evidence for optimal feedback control at the muscle level.
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Toledo, OH. 2003.
  • Santos VJ and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Stochastic analysis of anatomical data suggests three characteristic kinematic descriptions of the thumb.
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Toledo, OH. 2003.
  • Venkadesan M, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Guckenheimer JM.
    The dynamic sensorimotor regulation of fingertip force vectors is independent of hand strength.
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Toledo, OH. 2003.
  • Pearlman, JL, Weisman M, Roach, SS, Hermanson, JW, Valero-Cuevas, FJ.
    The Fundamental thumb-tip force vectors produced by the muscles of the thumb.
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Toledo, OH. 2003.
  • Kuxhaus LC, Valero-Cuevas FJ, and Roach SS.
    Effect of simulated low ulnar nerve palsy on the 3D force production capabilities of the thumb.
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Toledo, OH. 2003.
  • Kuxhaus, LC, Pearlman JL, Weisman M, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Predicting thumb force changes with ulnar nerve impairment.
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Toledo, OH. 2003.
  • Kuxhaus LC, Valero-Cuevas FJ, and Roach SS.
    Effect of simulated low ulnar nerve palsy on the 3D force production capabilities of the thumb.
    Upstate Medical University Alumni Day, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2003.
  • Santos VJ and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Stochastic analysis of anatomical data suggests three characteristic types of thumb kinematics.
    Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Key Biscayne, FL. 2003.
  • Valero-Cuevas, FJ, Smaby, N, Venkadesan, M, Pretz, J, Ramakrishna, K, Wilson, N, Skaliotis, J, and Peterson, M.
    The strength-dexterity test as a measure of dynamic pinch performance.
    Neural Control of Movement Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, 2003.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Venkadesan, M, Talati, A Hirsch J.
    How networks of cortical activity adapt in response to changes in the type and quality of sensory input during dynamic precision pinch.
    Neural Control of Movement Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, 2003.
  • Todorov E and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Task-dependent variability in human hand EMG: Evidence for optimal feedback control at the muscle level.
    (By invitation) Neural Control of Movement Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, 2003.
  • Venkadesan M, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Guckenheimer JM.
    The dynamic sensorimotor regulation of fingertip force vectors is independent of hand strength.
    33th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, LA, 2003.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Venkadesan, M, Talati, A Hirsch J.
    How networks of cortical activity adapt in response to changes in the type and quality of sensory input during dynamic precision pinch.
    32th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Orlando, FL, 2002.
  • Erickson GM, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Biomechanical evolution of the oxudercine ('mudskipper') appendicular musculo-skeletal system through a water-to-land transition.
    Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Denver, CO, 1998.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Burgar CG, Johanson ME, Zajac FE.
    Scaling of muscle activation patterns during generation of isometric fingertip forces.
    28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Los Angeles, CA, 1998.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Zajac FE, Burgar CG, Johanson ME, Hentz VR.
    Computer models lead to new concepts in restoring of grasp.
    53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Minneapolis, MN, 1998.
  • Johanson ME, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Towles JD, Burgar CG, Zajac FE, Hentz VR.
    Understanding activation patterns in muscles of the thumb to improve hand function in patients with spinal cord injury.
    1st VA Rehabilitation R&D Meeting, Washington, DC., 1998.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Hentz VR, Towles JD, Zajac FE.
    Improving index-finger forces in the quadriplegic hand through computer modeling and cadaveric experiments.
    1st VA Rehabilitation R&D Meeting, Washington, DC., 1998.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Zajac FE, Burgar C, Johanson ME, Hentz VR.
    Computer models lead to new concepts in restoring of grasp.
    7th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand. Vancouver, BC., Canada, 1998.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Zajac FE, Burgar C, Johanson ME, Hentz VR.
    Computer modeling of the hand leads to new concepts in restoring function.
    VI International Conference on Surgical Rehabilitation of the Upper Limb in Tetraplegia (Quadriplegia). Cleveland, Ohio, 1998.
  • Burgar CG, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Improved targeting of long finger flexors during chemodenervation.
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1996; 1996 Academy Abstracts.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Burgar C, Zajac FE, Hentz VR, McGill KC, An KN.
    Muscle coordination during maximal index-finger ad-abduction forces.
    Abstracts V. I, 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC., 1996.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Hentz VR, Zajac FE, An KN.
    Musculoskeletal interactions which limit finger tip forces.
    Vth International Conference Surgical Rehabilitation Upper Limb in Tetraplegia, Melbourne, Australia, 1995.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Zajac FE, An KN, Hentz VR.
    Musculoskeletal interactions which limit finger tip forces.
    Second Triennial International Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, USA, 1995.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Zajac FE, An KN, Hentz VR.
    Characterization of fingertip Forces in Three Dimensions.
    Abstracts, V. II. Second World Congress of Biomechanics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1994.


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