Adaptive ankle robot control system to reduce foot-drop in chronic stroke
Steven J. Kittner
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July 2015 -
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal investigates a novel ankle robot (anklebot) adaptive control approach integrated with treadmill training to reduce foot drop and improve mobility function in chronic hemiparetic stroke survivors. Currently, stroke survivors with foot drop are trained to live with a cane or othr assistive device, and often ankle foot orthotics (AFO's) for safety. Neither mediates task-practice or neuromotor recovery. We have developed an adaptive ankleb...