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

Publication series

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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