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Posture-dependent control of stimulation in standing neuroprosthesis: Simulation feasibility study

Musa L. Audu, PhD, et al.

In this article, we describe a method that uses musculoskeletal models and computer simulation to enable us to determine the effect of changing muscle activation on standing balance using functional neuromuscular stimulation. Varying muscle activation reduces the effort exerted by the arms on a walker or other support device. This work is directly applicable to the health and well-being of disabled veterans. Spinal cord injury (SCI) significantly restricts access to life opportunities and compromises the ability to work, engage in social or leisure activities, pursue an education, or assume other roles associated with an independent and productive lifestyle. These issues are especially important to veterans, who are overrepresented in the population with SCI.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.06.0150

Volume 51 Number 3, 2014
   Pages 481 — 496


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Audu ML, Gartman SJ, Nataraj N, Triolo RJ. Posture-dependent control of stimulation in standing neuroprosthesis: Simulation feasibility study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):481–96.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.06.0150
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