Walk Training System: Improvement of the ability of postural control

Tomoyuki Tani, Akihiko Sakai, Toshiro Fujimoto, Masakatsu Fujie

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Abstract

It is necessary to develop machinery that will help the aged support themselves, and the ambulatory capability is most important for the aged. We therefore started developing the Walk Training System for use in walk rehabilitation. To provide walk rehabilitation that can be adapted to trainees who have unequal leg abilities due to strokes, we designed a treadmill that has two endless belts driven by servo motors, one for each leg. By adjusting the belt settings individually, the trainee can do walk rehabilitation without braces. Field tests with people suffering from heavy hemiplegia confirmed that this system is useful in improving the ability of stroke victims to control their posture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages627-631
Number of pages5
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robot and Systems. Part 2 (of 3) - Grenoble, Fr
Duration: 1998 Sep 71998 Sep 11

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robot and Systems. Part 2 (of 3)
CityGrenoble, Fr
Period98/9/798/9/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Tani, T., Sakai, A., Fujimoto, T., & Fujie, M. (1997). Walk Training System: Improvement of the ability of postural control. In Anon (Ed.), IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Vol. 2, pp. 627-631). IEEE.