Development of pneumatic gait assist system

S. Yamamoto, T. Miyoshi, T. Komeda, K. Hiramatsu, K. Nakazawa, M. Akai

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to develop a pneumatic gait training system. This study report the prototype of pneumatic gait training system based on a modified long-leg orthosis and a treadmill system. The special pneumatic actuator, the similar actuator to human muscular system, was used as the actuator for hip and knee flexion/extension movement. This prototype system of pneumatic gait training is able to utilize for both land and underwater environments. We evaluated this system by the experimental test on land and underwater conditions. It is indicated from the experiment test that 1) the hip and knee joint movement patterns of both on land and underwater gait were quite similar kinematics for normal gait pattern, 2) the activity of lower limb muscles decreased across the gait cycle on land gait, 3) the activity of hip extensor and knee flexor muscles decreased during stance phase in underwater gait These results of this study suggest that the pneumatic gait training system might be effective for gait training to several motor disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007
Pages1337-1340
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2007 May 232007 May 27

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period07/5/2307/5/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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    Yamamoto, S., Miyoshi, T., Komeda, T., Hiramatsu, K., Nakazawa, K., & Akai, M. (2007). Development of pneumatic gait assist system. In 2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007 (pp. 1337-1340). [4381961] (2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCME.2007.4381961