Functional electrical stimulation based on a pelvis support robot for gait rehabilitation of hemiplegic patients after stroke

Jing Ye, Yasutaka Nakashima, Bo Zhang, Yo Kobayashi, Masakatsu G. Fujie

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Abstract

More and more stroke survivors are suffering from physical motor impairments. Current therapeutic interventions have various limits to the efficient recovery of normal motor function of the lower limbs. Therefore, we propose a novel gait rehabilitation system for hemiplegic patients after stroke. It integrates functional electrical stimulation (FES) with a pelvis-supporting robotic system. A corresponding relationship between the gait phase and the active lateral movement of the pelvis is first constructed from experiments on simulated hemiplegic patients. By estimating the gait phase from the lateral motion of the pelvis based on this relationship, the timing of FES sent to the muscles of the lower limbs can be automatically determined during a gait cycle. After experiments on simulated hemiplegic stroke survivors with the FES control algorithm, the proposed algorithm and the gait rehabilitation system are verified to be feasible and promising.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3098-3101
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424479290
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 2
Event2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 2014 Aug 262014 Aug 30

Other

Other2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period14/8/2614/8/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Ye, J., Nakashima, Y., Zhang, B., Kobayashi, Y., & Fujie, M. G. (2014). Functional electrical stimulation based on a pelvis support robot for gait rehabilitation of hemiplegic patients after stroke. In 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 (pp. 3098-3101). [6944278] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944278