A versatile neuromuscular exoskeleton controller for gait assistance: A preliminary study on spinal cord injury patients

Amy R. Wu, Florin Dzeladini, Tycho J.H. Brug, Federica Tamburella, Nevio L. Tagliamonte, Edwin van Asseldonk, Herman van der Kooij, Auke J. Ijspeert

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Abstract

We investigated the capabilities of a reflex-based neuromuscular controller with a knee and hip gait trainer worn by a subject with a complete spinal cord injury. With controller assistance, this subject was able to reach a walking speed of 1.0m/s. Measured joint torques agreed reasonably well with those of healthy subjects. The controller was also robust, recovering from manual swing foot perturbations. These preliminary results are promising for future implementation of neuromuscular controllers on wearable prototypes for real-world walking conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages163-167
Number of pages5
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume16
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Wu, A. R., Dzeladini, F., Brug, T. J. H., Tamburella, F., Tagliamonte, N. L., van Asseldonk, E., ... Ijspeert, A. J. (2017). A versatile neuromuscular exoskeleton controller for gait assistance: A preliminary study on spinal cord injury patients. In Biosystems and Biorobotics (Vol. 16, pp. 163-167). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 16). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46532-6_27

A versatile neuromuscular exoskeleton controller for gait assistance : A preliminary study on spinal cord injury patients. / Wu, Amy R.; Dzeladini, Florin; Brug, Tycho J.H.; Tamburella, Federica; Tagliamonte, Nevio L.; van Asseldonk, Edwin; van der Kooij, Herman; Ijspeert, Auke J.

Biosystems and Biorobotics. Vol. 16 Springer International Publishing AG, 2017. p. 163-167 (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 16).

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Wu, AR, Dzeladini, F, Brug, TJH, Tamburella, F, Tagliamonte, NL, van Asseldonk, E, van der Kooij, H & Ijspeert, AJ 2017, A versatile neuromuscular exoskeleton controller for gait assistance: A preliminary study on spinal cord injury patients. in Biosystems and Biorobotics. vol. 16, Biosystems and Biorobotics, vol. 16, Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 163-167. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46532-6_27
Wu AR, Dzeladini F, Brug TJH, Tamburella F, Tagliamonte NL, van Asseldonk E et al. A versatile neuromuscular exoskeleton controller for gait assistance: A preliminary study on spinal cord injury patients. In Biosystems and Biorobotics. Vol. 16. Springer International Publishing AG. 2017. p. 163-167. (Biosystems and Biorobotics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46532-6_27
Wu, Amy R. ; Dzeladini, Florin ; Brug, Tycho J.H. ; Tamburella, Federica ; Tagliamonte, Nevio L. ; van Asseldonk, Edwin ; van der Kooij, Herman ; Ijspeert, Auke J. / A versatile neuromuscular exoskeleton controller for gait assistance : A preliminary study on spinal cord injury patients. Biosystems and Biorobotics. Vol. 16 Springer International Publishing AG, 2017. pp. 163-167 (Biosystems and Biorobotics).
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