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Accelerometer-based step initiation control for gait-assist neuroprostheses

Kevin M. Foglyano, BS, et al.

Many devices rely on accurate detection of gait events in order to function properly. One example of this is electrical stimulation, which is where small electrical currents are applied to paralyzed muscles and can generate contractions in individuals who have lost control of those muscles. Coordinating the actions of these muscles can generate useful motions, including standing and walking in individuals with stroke or spinal cord injury. One challenge is coordinating the user???s own movements with the stimulation. This study analyzed three different ways to automatically detect the user???s intent and control the stimulation based off that intent.

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 919 — 932

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Foglyano KM, Schnellenberger JR, Kobetic R, Lombardo L, Pinault G, Selkirk S, Makowski NS, Triolo RJ. Accelerometer-based step initiation control for gait-assist neuroprostheses. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):919–32.
ORCID: Kevin M. Foglyano, BS: 0000-0002-4781-1404; Rudi Kobetic, MS: 0000-0003-2689-026X

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