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Potential regenerative rehabilitation technology: implications of mechanical stimuli to tissue health

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, June 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Potential regenerative rehabilitation technology: implications of mechanical stimuli to tissue health
Published in
BMC Research Notes, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-7-334
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Authors

Colleen L McHenry, Jason Wu, Richard K Shields

Abstract

Mechanical loads induced through muscle contraction, vibration, or compressive forces are thought to modulate tissue plasticity. With the emergence of regenerative medicine, there is a need to understand the optimal mechanical environment (vibration, load, or muscle force) that promotes cellular health. To our knowledge no mechanical system has been proposed to deliver these isolated mechanical stimuli in human tissue. We present the design, performance, and utilization of a new technology that may be used to study localized mechanical stimuli on human tissues. A servo-controlled vibration and limb loading system were developed and integrated into a single instrument to deliver vibration, compression, or muscle contractile loads to a single limb (tibia) in humans. The accuracy, repeatability, transmissibility, and safety of the mechanical delivery system were evaluated on eight individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 32 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 15%
Researcher 5 15%
Student > Master 5 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 12%
Student > Bachelor 4 12%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 5 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 6 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 12%
Sports and Recreations 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 9 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 December 2015.
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#427,080
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#85
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#13,565
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#5
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