Robotic gait trainer reliability and stroke patient case study

Jeffrey A. Ward, Sivakumar Balasubramanian, Thomas Sugar, Jiping He

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Abstract

With over 600,000 people each year surviving a stroke, it has become the leading cause of serious longterm disability in the United States [1, 2, 3]. Studies have proven that through repetitive task training, neural circuits can be re-mapped thus increasing the mobility of the patient [4, 5, 6, 7, 8], This fuels the emerging field of rehabilitation robotics. As technology advances new therapy robots are developed that are increasingly compliant and captivating to use. This paper examines the Robotic Gait trainer (RGT) developed in the Human Machine Integration Laboratory at Arizona State University. The RGT is a tripod mechanism, where the patient's leg is the fixed link, controlled on a Matlab and Simulink platform. An eight week case study was conducted with a 22 year old female stroke survivor. Subjective feedback, robot performance and the patient's key performance indicators examined throughout the study are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
Pages554-561
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 12 2007Jun 15 2007

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07

Other

Other2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk
Period6/12/076/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ward, J. A., Balasubramanian, S., Sugar, T., & He, J. (2007). Robotic gait trainer reliability and stroke patient case study. In 2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07 (pp. 554-561). [4428480] (2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2007.4428480