Braked hybrid FES orthosis for restoring paraplegic gait: concept and single-joint emulator

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Abstract

A single-joint braked brace emulator was built to examine the feasibility of combining electrical stimulation of muscles with orthotics to restore gait to paraplegics. The proposed orthotic brace would contain controllable mechanical braking elements at each joint. Initial experiments using the emulator were designed to evaluate position control of the free-swinging knee joint by open and closed loop electrical stimulation combined with continuous brake control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComput Method Bioeng
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages473-479
Number of pages7
Volume9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventComputational Methods in Bioengineering - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1988Dec 2 1988

Other

OtherComputational Methods in Bioengineering
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/27/8812/2/88

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