Engineering evaluation of the energy-storing orthosis FES gait system

Abhijit Kangude, Brett Burgstahler, William Durfee

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Abstract

A system to restore walking in the vicinity of a wheelchair for people with paraplegia resulting from spinal cord injury is under development. The approach combines single channel surface electrical stimulation with an orthosis. The orthosis is spring loaded and contains a pneumatic system that stores energy during knee extension caused by quadriceps stimulation and transfers it to hip joint for hip extension. A laboratory version of the prototype of the gait system has been fabricated and engineering bench tests were performed. The paper presents the design of the wearable prototype and results of bench testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherIEEE
Pages5927-5930
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424441235
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Aug 31 2010Sep 4 2010

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Name2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10

Other

Other2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period8/31/109/4/10

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Kangude, A., Burgstahler, B., & Durfee, W. (2010). Engineering evaluation of the energy-storing orthosis FES gait system. In 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pp. 5927-5930). [5627550] (2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627550