Development of a novel gait rehabilitation system based on FES and treadmill-walk for convalescent hémiplégie stroke survivors

Jing Ye, Yasutaka Nakashima, Takao Watanabe, Masatoshi Seki, Bo Zhang, Quanquan Liu, Yuki Yokoo, Yo Kobayashi, Qixin Cao, Masakatsu G. Fujie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Recently, a large amount of stroke survivors are suffering from motor impairment. However, existed therapy interventions have limited effects to restore normal motor function. Thus, we proposed a novel control strategy for gait rehabilitation of hemiplegic patients. The whole system consists of a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) device and Treadmill-Walk system. FES contributes to improve the quality of the gait based on real-time adjustment of gait pattern. During gait, the electrical stimuli from separate output channels of an FES device are launched to stimulate two lower extremity muscles (Tibialis Anterior (TA) and Hamstrings). Stimulus launching procedure is based on identifying subject's gait state (stance and swing phases). According to the current variation of treadmill motor, gait phase and muscle activation of lower limbs can be determined during walking on Treadmill-Walk. Three able-bodied subjects simulated hemiplegic patients in the experiment. The results indicated that the proposed method is a safe, feasible and promising intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS 2013
Subtitle of host publicationNew Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages977-982
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 8 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period11/3/1311/8/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Development of a novel gait rehabilitation system based on FES and treadmill-walk for convalescent hémiplégie stroke survivors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Ye, J., Nakashima, Y., Watanabe, T., Seki, M., Zhang, B., Liu, Q., Yokoo, Y., Kobayashi, Y., Cao, Q., & Fujie, M. G. (2013). Development of a novel gait rehabilitation system based on FES and treadmill-walk for convalescent hémiplégie stroke survivors. In IROS 2013: New Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 977-982). [6696469] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696469