Application of FES for hemiplegia in extremity coordination training

C. H. Chou, S. Chen, Y. S. Hwang, C. S. Ho, C. C. Chen, S. C. Chen, Y. L. Chen

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Abstract

After stroke happened, central nervous system (CNS) damage causes not only drop foot, but also upper extremity limit when the patient is walking. Drop foot causes the pain on the patient's legs, and furthermore, it may make the patient fall down. The general way to treat is to equip the patient with ankle foot orthoses or commit Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) on the drop foot. However, CVA patient treatment lacks of upper extremity when the upper extremity training is applied. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to integrate two electrical channel stimulator to improve CVA patients' bad walking posture coming from drop foot and upper extremity swing limit. This system provides a hardware control interface and a gait stimulation timing control unit. The two-channel electrical stimulator's source is Trio-300 and the system controller core is Pic18F4520. The foot switch detects patients' steps to control FES output. By FES, controlling the patients' extremity could improve CVA patient walking safety and extremity balance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2011 - Wuhan, China
Duration: May 10 2011May 12 2011

Other

Other5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2011
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period5/10/115/12/11

Keywords

  • Drop foot
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Gait analysis
  • Goniometter
  • Hemiplegia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Chou, C. H., Chen, S., Hwang, Y. S., Ho, C. S., Chen, C. C., Chen, S. C., & Chen, Y. L. (2011). Application of FES for hemiplegia in extremity coordination training. In 5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2011 [5780420] https://doi.org/10.1109/icbbe.2011.5780420