Design of a controlled-brake orthosis for regulating FES-aided gait

William K. Durfee, Michael Goldfarb

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Abstract

A hybrid FES / orthosis system is being developed which includes a long-legged brace with controllable friction brakes at the knee and hip joints. The intent of this system is to achieve acceptable lower limb trajectories by utilizing the stimulated muscles as a source of unregulated power and to regulate this power at each joint through control of the brakes. The design of a laboratory version of the orthosis to test this concept is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 1992
EditorsJean Louis Coatrieux, Swamy Laxminarayan, Robert Plonsey, Jean Pierre Morucci
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1337-1338
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780307852
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 1992 - Paris, France
Duration: Oct 29 1992Nov 1 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 1992
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period10/29/9211/1/92

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Durfee, W. K., & Goldfarb, M. (1992). Design of a controlled-brake orthosis for regulating FES-aided gait. In J. L. Coatrieux, S. Laxminarayan, R. Plonsey, & J. P. Morucci (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 1992 (pp. 1337-1338). [5761818] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; Vol. 4). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1992.5761818