Power-assisted walking support system with imbalance compensation control for hemiplegics

S. Egawa, Y. Nemoto, M. G. Fujie, A. Koseki, S. Hattori, T. Ishii

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Abstract

Walking ability is essential for the elderly if they are to live a self-supported daily life. Conventional walkers have been used by people with weak lower limbs, but manipulating these walkers for desired direction is difficult for hemiplegic patients. This paper describes a power-assisted walking support system that allows these patients better control of their walk by compensating for the force input bias caused by their imbalanced gait. Experimental use by hemiplegics improved the stability and speed of their walk.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages635
Number of pages1
Volume1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1999 Oct 131999 Oct 16

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period99/10/1399/10/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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