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Complex muscle vibration patterns to induce gait-like lower-limb movements: Proof of concept

Cyril Duclos, PhD, et al.

Muscle vibrations are known to induce a strong perception of joint movement in the absence of actual movement. They can also trigger low-intensity muscle contractions. Thus, it would be possible, with the appropriate pattern of vibration, to trigger a perception of gait movements and small amplitude stepping-in-place movements. This study tested the possibility of delivering such complex vibration patterns to leg muscles and measuring the induced leg movements. This complex vibration pattern could activate the central nervous system in a gait-like manner for rehabilitation of persons with difficulty walking because of neurological deficits.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.04.0079

Volume 51 Number 2, 2014
   Pages 245 — 252


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Duclos C, Kemlin C, Lazert D, Gagnon D, Dyer JO, Forget R. Complex muscle vibration patterns to induce gait-like lower-limb movements: Proof of concept. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(2):245–52.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.04.0079
ResearcherID/ORCID: Cyril Duclos, PhD: C-4060-2014
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