Stance control with the active knee orthosis ALLOR for post-stroke patients during walking

A. C. Villa-Parra, J. Lima, D. Delisle-Rodriguez, A. Frizera-Neto, T. Bastos

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Abstract

Strategies for gait rehabilitation that employ active orthosis and exoskeletons have been proposed to improve the mobility and to accelerate functional recovery of post-stroke patients. The challenge for these devices is to encourage active participation of the patient and for this purpose, impedance and damping modulation can be applied at the device’s joints during gait. Here, we present the protocol and results of the application of stance control in an active knee orthosis, which works under impedance and damping adjustment based on gait phases. Experimental results of this pilot study carried out on three post-stroke patients showed that our active orthosis offers knee support in 50% of the gait cycle. A positive effect of the controller on the patients, regarding safety during the gait was also found, with a score of 4.64 in a scale of 5, using the Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technology (QUEST 2.0).

Translated title of the contributionControl de postura con la órtesis activa de rodilla ALLOR para pacientes que han sufrido un accidente cerebrovascular durante la marcha
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages196-200
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume22
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by CNPq (304192/2016-3), CAPES (88887.095626/2015-01), FAPES (72982608), Brazil, and by SENESCYT, Ecuador.

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.

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