A robot-driven gait orthosis which allows balance training during gait would further enhance the capabilities of robotic treadmill training in gait rehabilitation. In this paper, additional mass is attached to walking able-bodied subjects to simulate the effects of additional inertia and body weight support on the lateral balance task. The combination of additional inertia and body weight support led to reduced step widths, suggesting a stabilising effect which may reduce the challenge of the lateral balance task.
|Title of host publication||2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics - Zurich, Switzerland|
Duration: 29 Jun 2011 → 1 Jul 2011
|Conference||2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics|
|Period||29/06/11 → 1/07/11|