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Surface-Stimulation Technology for Grasping and Walking Neuroprostheses

Author(s):

M.R. Popovic, T. Keller, I. Pappas, V. Dietz, M. Morari
Conference/Journal:

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 82-93
Abstract:

A rapid prototyping and portable functional electrical stimulation systems with surface stimulation electrodes were developed by the Automatic Control Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and the Paraplegic Center at the University Hospital Balgrist (ParaCare). The proposed systems are used to design grasping and walking neuroprostheses for spinal cord injured subjects and stroke subjects. The grasping neuroprosthesis restores a palmar or a lateral grasp in high lesioned spinal cord injured subjects. The walking neuroprosthesis eliminates the "drop foot" problem in incomplete spinal cord injured subjects and stroke subjects. The results obtained with the proposed neuroprostheses indicate that they can significantly improve the quality of life of stroke and spinal cord injured subjects, and that the subjects with such neuroprostheses are more independent in daily living activities.

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Year:

2001
Type of Publication:

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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@Article { PopEtal:2001:IFA_9,
    author={M.R. Popovic and T. Keller and I. Pappas and V. Dietz and M. Morari},
    title={{Surface-Stimulation Technology for Grasping and Walking
	  Neuroprostheses}},
    journal={IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine},
    year={2001},
    volume={20},
    number={1},
    pages={82--93},
    month=jan,
    url={http://control.ee.ethz.ch/index.cgi?page=publications;action=details;id=9}
}
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