A clinical trial of a prototype of wireless surface fes rehabilitation system in foot drop correction

Naoto Miura, Takashi Watanabe, Kiyokazu Akasaka, Tatsuto Suzuki

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a wireless FES rehabilitation system to assist effective improvement of the lower limbs. In this report, a prototype system combined with foot drop correction and gait evaluation using wireless surface electrical stimulator and the wireless inertial sensors was developed and tested with a right hemiplegic subject. For gait evaluation, lower limb joint angles and segment angles were estimated by the Kalman filter from the data measured with wireless inertial sensors. Electrical stimulation was applied to the common peroneal nerve or the tibialis anterior muscle by detecting stimulus timing automatically from the data of wireless inertial sensor attached on the shank of the hemiplegic side. The maximum joint angle of ankle dorsiflexion of the paralyzed side at the swing phase was increased approximately to the value of the healthy side by applying the electrical stimulation. The developed system was performed well in foot drop correction and the measured data of the inertial sensors showed the characteristics and difference of paralyzed side with and without electrical stimulation using the segment angles and joint angles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Pages5461-5464
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2011 Aug 302011 Sep 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/8/3011/9/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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