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TitleInfluence of the robotic exoskeleton Lokomat on the control of human gait : an electromyographic and kinematic analysis
Author(s)Barroso, Filipe André Oliveira
Santos, Cristina
Moreno, Juan C.
KeywordsHuman gait
Motor control
Neurorehabilitation
Electromyography
Exoskeleton
Issue date2013
PublisherIEEE
Abstract(s)Nowadays there is an increasing percentage of elderly people and it is expected that this percentage will continue increasing, carrying huge organizational costs in rehabilitation services. Recent robotic devices for gait training are more and more regarded as alternatives to solve cost-efficiency issues and provide novel approaches for training. Nevertheless, there is a need to address how to target muscular activation and kinematic patterns for optimal recovery after a neurological damage. The main objective of this work was to understand the underlying principles that the human nervous system employs to synchronize muscular activity during walking assisted by Lokomat. A basic low-dimensional locomotor program can explain the synergistic activation of muscles during assisted gait. As a main contribution, we generated a detailed description of the electro myographic and biomechanical response to variations in robotic assistance in intact humans, which can be used for future control strategies to be implemented in motor rehabilitation.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/26774
ISBN978-1-4673-4859-1
DOI10.1109/ENBENG.2013.6518442
Publisher versionhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6518442&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fstamp%2Fstamp.jsp%3Ftp%3D%26arnumber%3D6518442
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em livros de atas/Papers in proceedings

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