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Sensor-based hip control with hybrid neuroprosthesis for walking in paraplegia

Curtis S. To, PhD, et al.

Getting in and out of places remains a problem for veterans with paraplegia despite advances in medicine and the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This study examines the feasibility of a sensor-based hybrid neuroprosthesis combining body bracing with automated joints to regulate movements with functional electrical stimulation of an individual’s own muscles in providing the ability to walk. This should provide people with spinal cord injury options to access places not readily reachable by wheelchair while at the same time preventing or reversing degradation of bones, joints, heart, lungs, and skin due to immobility resulting from paralysis.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0190

Volume 51 Number 2, 2014
   Pages 229 — 244


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
To CS, Kobetic R, Bulea TC, Audu ML, Schnellenberger JR, Pinault G, Triolo RJ. Sensor-based hip control with hybrid neuroprosthesis for walking in paraplegia. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(2):229–44.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0190
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