A functional electric stimulation system using an electrode garment

Robert P Patterson, J. S. Lockwood, Dennis D Dykstra

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Abstract

A functional electric stimulation system for standing and ambulating that uses a commercially available electrode garment has been developed. The garment allows electrodes to be applied rapidly and securely. Two channels of a four-channel stimulator are used to stimulate the quadriceps muscles and permit the user to stand. The other two channels are used to stimulate the peroneal nerve, which causes a flexor withdrawal reflex and permits stepping. The user controls stepping by hand-held switches. The system provides a means for standing, exercising, and limited ambulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume71
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

Keywords

  • Electric stimulation
  • Electrodes
  • Spinal cord injuries

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