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The effect of timing electrical stimulation to robotic-assisted stepping on neuromuscular activity and associated kinematics

Sina Askari, MS, et al.

The ability to walk again can greatly improve the health and quality of life for patients with spinal cord injury. A therapy called functional electrical stimulation (FES) delivers electrical current to the legs to assist actions such as standing and walking. We have combined FES with robot-controlled treadmill training in a way that we believe trains the injured spinal cord to resume control over locomotion. In this study, we investigated the effects of timing FES precisely to the robot-controlled movements. This was an important first step in the development of a therapy that rehabilitates walking after spinal cord injury.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0111

Volume 50 Number 6, 2013
   Pages 875 — 892


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Askari S, Chao T, de Leon RD, Won DS. The effect of timing electrical stimulation to robotic-assisted stepping on neuromuscular activity and associated kinematics. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(6):875–92.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0111
ResearcherID/ORCID: Deborah S. Won, PhD: H-3001-2013
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