Control of posture with FES systems

Matjacic, Z., Hunt, K.J., Gollee, H. and Sinkjaer, T. (2003) Control of posture with FES systems. Medical Engineering and Physics, 25(1), pp. 51-62. (doi: 10.1016/S1350-4533(02)00115-7)

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One of the major obstacles in restoration of functional FES supported standing in paraplegia is the lack of knowledge of a suitable control strategy. The main issue is how to integrate the purposeful actions of the non-paralysed upper body when interacting with the environment while standing, and the actions of the artificial FES control system supporting the paralyzed lower extremities. In this paper we provide a review of our approach to solving this question, which focuses on three inter-related areas: investigations of the basic mechanisms of functional postural responses in neurologically intact subjects; re-training of the residual sensory-motor activities of the upper body in paralyzed individuals; and development of closed-loop FES control systems for support of the paralyzed joints.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Final version as accepted by Medical Engineering and Physics supplied by the author
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gollee, Dr Henrik
Authors: Matjacic, Z., Hunt, K.J., Gollee, H., and Sinkjaer, T.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Medical Engineering and Physics
Publisher:Elsevier Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2003 IPEM. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
First Published:First published in Medical Engineering and Physics 25(1):51-62
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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