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Understanding stand-to-sit maneuver: Implications for motor system neuroprostheses after paralysis

Sarah R. Chang, BS, et al.

People with spinal cord injury (SCI) can use electrical stimulation to contract their paralyzed trunk and leg muscles to stand and walk. This study examined forces and acceleration of the stand-to-sit maneuver in nondisabled subjects and in subjects with SCI using an implanted electrical stimulation system. Subjects with SCI needed much higher arm support forces on a walker, had higher vertical accelerations at the impact, and had impact forces on the seat that were twice body weight. This research indicates that an appropriate cushion to prevent injury at the impact is needed until the stand-to-sit maneuver is better controlled.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.12.0264

Volume 51 Number 9, 2014
   Pages 1339 — 1352


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Chang SR, Kobetic R, Triolo RJ. Understanding stand-to-sit maneuver: Implications for motor system neuroprostheses after paralysis. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014; 51(9):1339???52.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.12.0264
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