Effects of added inertia and body weight support on lateral balance control during walking

Andrew Pennycott, Dario Wyss, Heike Vallery, Robert Riener

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781424498611
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 29 Jun 20111 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period29/06/111/07/11

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