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    Weight-loss trajectories following sleeve gastrectomy : how much eating behaviors matter?
    (Wiley, 2022-11-21) Legendre, Maxime; Guenette, Andrée-Anne; Bégin, Catherine
    Background: Since 2013, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has been the most practiced bariatric procedure in Canada. The SG yields good shortterm weight loss results with low complication rates, but some patients experience less weight loss and even weight regain in the long term. This may be partly explained by postoperative maladaptive eating behaviors (MEB). This study aimed (1) to explore the effect of SG on MEB and (2) to explore the impact of MEB on weight-loss trajectories.
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    Preliminary development of an active planar upper limb rehabilitation robotic device
    (Washington, DC : Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), 2022-07-13) Lemire, Gabrielle; Latour, Simon; Blanchette, Andréanne; Flamand, Véronique; Campeau-Lecours, Alexandre
    This paper presents the development of a low-cost active planar upper limb rehabilitation robotic device, which aims to help in the rehabilitation process of people living with movement disorders. Many people living with conditions such as cerebral palsy, stroke, spinal cord injury or muscular dystrophy experience upper limb impairments (muscle spasticity, lack of selective motor control, muscle weakness or tremors), and require physical and occupational therapy to maintain or gain motor performance. The proposed device is designed to be fixed on a table. Direct current (DC) motors control the two degrees of freedom (DOF) of the mechanism. The user interacts with the device using a handle. The device is designed so that the handle stays in the same orientation all the time. The device offers different levels of assistance to guide planar movements, going from a complete assistance, where the user is guided by the mechanism that performs predefined movements recorded by the therapist, to the addition of resistance during the movement, where the user moves the end effector without the help of the mechanism and the latter adds perturbations.