A test of controlling different muscles in FES cycling with cycling wheelchair 'Profhand'

Takashi Watanabe, Yuta Karasawa, Yasunobu Handa

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Abstract

The cycling wheelchair 'Profhand' developed by our research group in Japan has been found to be useful in rehabilitation of motor function of lower limbs. The cycling wheelchair can also be applied to rehabilitation of paraplegic subjects by controlling lower limbs with FES. In this paper, FES control without stimulation to the gluteus maximus and that with stimulation to the tibialis anterior were tested for FES cycling with Profhand with healthy subjects, because cycling speed was low and not stable in our previous study and there was a difficulty in setting stimulation electrodes to the gluteus maximus. Stimulation to the quadriceps femoris, the gluteus maximus and the tibialis anterior showed the highest cycling speed. FES control without stimulation to the gluteus maximus was also possible to propel Profhand. Since effective muscle was different between individuals, it is preferable to select muscle group based on the patient's condition. Although stimulation to the tibialis anterior could be useful, it is necessary to study appropriate stimulation timing of each muscle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 19th International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Annual Conference, IFESS 2014 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479964833
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 9
Event2014 IEEE 19th International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Annual Conference, IFESS 2014 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2014 Sep 172014 Sep 19

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 19th International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Annual Conference, IFESS 2014 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2014 IEEE 19th International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Annual Conference, IFESS 2014
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period14/9/1714/9/19

Keywords

  • Cycling wheelchair
  • FES
  • Gluteus maximus
  • Profhand
  • Tibialis anterior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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