Simulation and optimization of basic movements in FES-driven paraplegics

Monica Puri, Seth Wolpert

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Abstract

In this study, a computer platform for investigating optimal trajectories of FES-induced motion was developed. Similar to a gait analysis program, this system interprets body segment lengths and joint angle trajectories for a subject undergoing an arbitrary movement, and displays that movement, along with a center of mass and time plot of the moment about the knee joint onscreen. Movements to be optimized in the near term are sit-to-stand transitions, stand-to-sit transitions, shifting weight side-to-side while seated, and single steps over small architectural barriers. These motions will be optimized for stability, efficiency, safety, and stress, as applied to a T-10 paraplegic human subject undergoing FNS of ten motor nerves in each leg. The program was demonstrated to work for sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit motions, and is now used to optimize those transitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages31-32
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE 21st Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Duration: May 22 1995May 23 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE 21st Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
CityBar Harbor, ME, USA
Period5/22/955/23/95

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering

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