Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
W. Reichenfelser, H. Hackl, S. Mina, S. Hanke, P. Lugner, M. Gföhler:
"Trainings- and Measurement- System for FES-Cycling";
Poster: 13th Annual Conf. of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society,
- 2008-09-25; in: "IFESS 2008- from movement to mind",
Vol. 53 Suppl.1, Berlin, New York
Due to Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of lower limb muscles persons with complete or incomplete paraplegia can perform a cycling movement. To quantify the progress of therapy and rehabilitation it is helpful to examine the induced forces during pedalling and the development of these forces over the period of rehabilitation. Therefore a trainings- and measurement- system for FES- cycling was designed, which combines various functions for rehabilitation, including motor controlled FES- pedalling on a test stand with force measurement devices on the cranks, a control program, documentation and data management of defined trainings units, and the possibility of regular outdoor FES- cycling. First tests with paraplegic subjects have shown good usability and acceptance of the system and an enlarged study is being started to evaluate the usability in the daily therapy and the functionality for recording the therapy progress. We assume that the system will be a valuable amendment of the therapeutic equipment of rehabilitation centres.
FES, SCI, Querschnittlähmung, Paraplegie, Cycling
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