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Title: ASSISTIVE DEVICE FOR LOWER EXTREMITY GAIT TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE
Authors: LI JINFU
Keywords: Robotic assistive device, gait training, gait assistance, impedance control, gait period detector
Issue Date: 29-Jul-2015
Citation: LI JINFU (2015-07-29). ASSISTIVE DEVICE FOR LOWER EXTREMITY GAIT TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Physical therapy is an effective treatment for post-stroke patients to recover their walking functions. In recent years, significant efforts have been made by researchers to develop robotic assistive devices for gait rehabilitation and assistance of stroke patients. However, current commercial systems are typically bulky, costly and limited in functions. They are available only in large hospitals for acute patients. To encourage the patients to continue their rehabilitation process and also enable them to perform independent walking on a daily basis, it is desirable to have home-based assistive device for each of them. Hence, this research work aims to develop a low-cost, lightweight and wearable assistive device for home-based lower extremity rehabilitation and assistance. Three robust and intuitive control algorithms for the device have been realized for different stages of the recovery for a stroke patient. The algorithms are fully tested on healthy subjects to verify their performance.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/122335
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