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Development Of The Swing Phase Releaming Device

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO030351

Volume

6

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

364.94 kb

Author(s)

I. Cikajlo, Z. Matjačić & T. Bajd

Abstract

Development of swing phase relearning device I I. Cikajlo, Z. MatjaEiC & T. Bajd University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineeers, Trhika 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia I Institute for Rehabilitation, Linhartova 51, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Abstract The aim of the paper is to present development and use of the fi~nctional electrical stimulation (FES) gait reeducation system in swing phase rehabilitation of the incomplete spinal cord injured persons. The proposed system consists of four accelerometers, gyro placed at the shank of the paretic leg and two goniometers, placed in knee and ankle joint. The data assessed from sensors present input into mathematical algorithms applied for swing quality estimation that equals to a single numerical value. This value is divided in three level output to determine the state of cognitive feedback (CF). Each level defines the swing quality in terms of good, sufficient and poor and is provided to the patient as an auditory signal. A single channel pero

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