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Robot-assisted gait training currently lacks the possibility of the robot to automatically adapt to the patient's needs and demands (so called "bio-cooperative control stra tegies"). It is desired to give the patient voluntary control over training parameters such as gait speed or joint trajectories. We implemented a control algorithm for the driven gait orthosis Lokomat that allows severely disabled stroke patients a limited and safe allowance of influence on their gait speed. To exercise gait symmetry, our algorithm can be configured such that only activity in the paretic leg will cause changes in treadmill speed. The algorithm was successfully tested with eight healthy subjects and six stroke patients. ©2009 IEEE.

Original publication

DOI

10.1109/ICORR.2009.5209591

Type

Conference paper

Publication Date

17/11/2009

Pages

419 - 424