Development of a exoskeleton for lower limb rehabilitation

M. Bortole*, Jose L Pons

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Every year, stroke leaves many disabled people who need rehabilitation to recover lost movements and return to a normal live. Exoskeletons are becoming a very powerful tool to help clinicians improve this rehabilitation process. This paper presents a robotic platform aimed to assist overground gait training for disabled people. It’s a six degree of freedom device and has been designed for different control strategies. A first trial with a healthy subject showed that it can replicate a normal gait pattern for walk assistance. Further investigation will evaluate the device with stroke patients in rehabilitation and make a comparison between different robotic therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages85-90
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Bortole, M., & Pons, J. L. (2013). Development of a exoskeleton for lower limb rehabilitation. In Biosystems and Biorobotics (pp. 85-90). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 1). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_14