On the control of the MIT-Skywalker

Panagiotis K. Artemiadis, Hermano Igo Krebs

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Abstract

Walking impairments are a common sequela of neurological injury, severely affecting the quality of life of both adults and children. Gait therapy is the traditional approach to ameliorate the problem by re-training the nervous system and there have been some attempts to mechanize such approach. In this paper, we present a novel device to deliver gait therapy, which, in contrast to previous approaches, takes advantage of the concept of passive walkers and the natural dynamics of the lower extremity in order to deliver more "ecological" therapy. We also discuss the closed-loop control scheme, which enables safe and efficient operation of the device, and present the initial feasibility tests with unimpaired subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
Pages1287-1291
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Aug 31 2010Sep 4 2010

Publication series

Name2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10

Other

Other2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period8/31/109/4/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Artemiadis, P. K., & Krebs, H. I. (2010). On the control of the MIT-Skywalker. In 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 (pp. 1287-1291). [5626407] (2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5626407