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Selection of optimal muscle set for 16-channel standing neuroprosthesis

Steven J. Gartman, et al.

Figure. Depiction of SIMM model.

The Case Western Reserve University/Department of Veterans Affairs 8-channel lower-limb neuroprosthesis uses functional electrical stimulation to restore standing to selected individuals with paraplegia. The second generation of this system will include an additional 8 channels of stimulation. This study used a model of the human legs and trunk to determine which muscles to target with these additional channels in order to maximize the range of postures that can be supported with the system. Maximizing this range of postures should help ensure that the system can maintain standing as the user's posture changes.

Volume 45 Number 7, 2008
   Pages 1007 — 1018

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