Body weight support by virtual model of an impedance controlled exoskeleton (LOPES) for gait training

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    Abstract

    The feasibility of an alternative method to support body weight in a powered exoskeleton is demonstrated. Instead of using an overhead suspension system, body weight is supported by augmenting the joint moments through virtual model control. The advantages of this novel method is that it allows for independent support of the left and right leg, and does not interfere with the excitation of cutanous afferents and balance of the body or trunk. Results show that after a short familiarization period the activity of muscles during initial stance reduces and kinematics become close to normal.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEMBS 2008
    Subtitle of host publication30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1969-1972
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-1815-2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1814-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2008
    Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2008 - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 20 Aug 200825 Aug 2008
    Conference number: 30

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE
    ISSN (Print)1557-170X

    Conference

    Conference30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2008
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period20/08/0825/08/08

    Keywords

    • METIS-254628

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