Legged locomotion

Design and Validation of a Semi-Active Variable Stiffness Foot Prosthesis

Design and Validation of a Semi-Active Variable Stiffness Foot Prosthesis

Author(s): Evan M. Glanzer, Peter G. Adamczyk
Design and Validation of a Semi-Active Variable Stiffness Foot Prosthesis 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

  This paper presents the design and validation of a novel lower-limb prosthesis called the Variable-Stiffness Foot (VSF), designed to vary its forefoot stiffness in response to user activity. The…

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Gestural Interaction and Visual Illusion for Lower Limbs’ Neuropathic Pain Treatment

Author(s): Jaume Lopez-Carballo, Neus Rodriguez, Dolors Soler, Eloy Opisso, Mateu Sbert
Gestural Interaction and Visual Illusion for Lower Limbs’ Neuropathic Pain Treatment 301 208 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Pain caused by a lesion or a disease affecting the somatosensory nervous system is known as Neuropathic pain. It has been shown that neuropathic pain can be treated with the…

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Biomedical Serious Game System for Balance Rehabilitation of Hemiparetic Stroke Patients

Author(s): F. Noveletto, A.V. Soares, B.A. Mello, C.N. Sevegnani, F.L.F. Eichinger, marcelodashounsell, P. Bertemes-Filho
Biomedical Serious Game System for Balance Rehabilitation of Hemiparetic Stroke Patients 345 229 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Hemiparetic stroke patients can have several muscular and postural disorders which compromise their balance. Serious Games (SG) emerged as a new approach to enhance conventional treatment by making it a…

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Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton

Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton

Author(s): Rezvan Nasir, Arjang Ahmadi, Majid Nili Ahmadabadi
Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton 270 480 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

     In this paper, we present a new perspective to design an unpowered exoskeleton for metabolic rate reduction in running. According to our studies on human biomechanics, it was…

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Energy-Optimal Human Walking With Feedback-Controlled Robotic Prostheses: A Computational Study

Energy-Optimal Human Walking With Feedback-Controlled Robotic Prostheses: A Computational Study

Author(s): Matthew L. Handford, Manoj Srinivasan
Energy-Optimal Human Walking With Feedback-Controlled Robotic Prostheses: A Computational Study 500 250 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

  Lower-limb amputees typically experience reduced mobility and higher metabolic rates than non-amputees. It may be possible to improve their mobility and metabolic rate with an optimized robotic prosthesis. Here,…

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Running With a Powered Knee and Ankle Prosthesis

Author(s): Brian E. Lawson, Michael Goldfarb, Amanda H. Schultz
Running With a Powered Knee and Ankle Prosthesis 556 235 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Abstract This paper presents a running control architecture for a powered knee and ankle prosthesis that enables a transfemoral amputee to run with a biomechanically appropriate running gait and to intentionally transition between…

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Design and Control of the MINDWALKER Exoskeleton

Design and Control of the MINDWALKER Exoskeleton

Author(s): Shiqian Wang, Letian Wang, Cory Meijneke, Edwin van Asseldonk, Thomas Hoellinger, Guy Cheron, Yuri Ivanenko, Valentina La Scaleia, Francesca Sylos-Labini, Marco Molinari, Federica Tamburella, Iolanda Pisotta, Freygardur Thorsteinsson, Michel Ilzkovitz, Jeremi Gancet, Yashodhan Nevatia, Ralf Hauffe, Frank Zanow, Herman van der Kooij
Design and Control of the MINDWALKER Exoskeleton 556 235 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

ACCESS PAPER DATA READ FULL ARTICLE ON IEEE XPLORE Abstract Powered exoskeletons can empower paraplegics to stand and walk. Actively controlled hip ab/adduction (HAA) is needed for weight shift and…

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