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Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) with Smart Textile Electrodes

Author(s):

T. Kirstein, M. Lawrence, G. Troester
Conference/Journal:

Pisa, International Workshop on a new generation of wearable systems for e-health
Abstract:

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a method used to contract paralysed muscles of patients with neuromuscular disorders (e.g. spinal cord injuries, unilateral brain lesions / stroke) with the aim to generate or improve lost motor functions, e.g. aided walking or hand grasp. Our aim is to create a highly configurable FES system, which integrates aspects of wearable computing, functional textiles and innovative feedback mechanisms. An integral part of the system is the development of new textile electrode arrays that are comfortable to wear whilst providing optimal stimulation characteristics. By dynamically switching which elements of the electrode array are active, we can configure and control the effects of electrical stimulation.

Year:

2003
Type of Publication:

(01)Article
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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@Article { KirLaw:2003:IFA_307,
    author={T. Kirstein and M. Lawrence and G. Troester},
    title={{Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) with Smart Textile
	  Electrodes}},
    journal={International Workshop on a new generation of wearable
	  systems for e-health},
    year={2003},
    volume={},
    number={},
    pages={},
    month=dec,
    url={http://control.ee.ethz.ch/index.cgi?page=publications;action=details;id=307}
}
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