Feasibility of hybrid gait training with kinesis overground robot for persons with incomplete spinal cord injury

Antonio J. Del-Ama, Angel Gil-Agudo, Jose L Pons, Juan C. Moreno

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Abstract

Hybrid actuation and control have a considerable potential for walking rehabilitation but there is a need of novel hybrid control strategies that adequately manage the balance between FES and robotic controllers. A hybrid co-operative control strategy for overground gait training with a wearable robotic exoskeleton for persons with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) is presented. The feasibility of the control strategy to overcome muscular stimulation electro-mechanical delay, deterioration of muscle performance over time, and to balance muscular and robotic actuation cyclic overground walking is tested in one subject with incomplete spinal cord injury (L4, ASIA grade D). The results demonstrate that the proposed hybrid cooperative control in Kinesis overground robot is able to autonomously compensate a bilateral pathologic walking pattern and the suitability of Kinesis hybrid gait training robot for conducting clinical experimentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNEUROTECHNIX 2013 - Proceedings of the International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics
Pages190-193
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 3 2013
Event1st International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics, NEUROTECHNIX 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: Sep 18 2013Sep 20 2013

Publication series

NameNEUROTECHNIX 2013 - Proceedings of the International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics

Conference

Conference1st International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics, NEUROTECHNIX 2013
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period9/18/139/20/13

Keywords

  • Exoskeleton
  • FES
  • Gait training
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Del-Ama, A. J., Gil-Agudo, A., Pons, J. L., & Moreno, J. C. (2013). Feasibility of hybrid gait training with kinesis overground robot for persons with incomplete spinal cord injury. In NEUROTECHNIX 2013 - Proceedings of the International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics (pp. 190-193). (NEUROTECHNIX 2013 - Proceedings of the International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics).