Three methods for investigating, assessing and supporting the normal and pathological gait and manipulation activity

Adam Morecki , Jan Oderfeld , Teresa Zielińska , Marian Weiss , Jerzy Kiwerski , Roman Paśniczek , Krzysztof Jaworek

Abstract

Three methods to describe biped locomotion as well as manipulation activity are presented. Methods using so-called couple oscillators as rhythm generators are described. Based on a mathematical model, results of computer simulation of biped locomotion are presented. An indices method of assessing human gait for both normal and pathological cases was proposed and tested. The results showed that it is relatively easy to distinguish different gaits by using this method. This method was tested in clinical conditions. The third method deals with the problem of supporting the lost function of prehension movements. Implanted stimulators on the nerves combined with external orthoses were used. The clinical results show that these methods have practical advantages.
Author Adam Morecki
Adam Morecki,,
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, Jan Oderfeld
Jan Oderfeld,,
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, Teresa Zielińska (FPAE / IAAM)
Teresa Zielińska,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Marian Weiss
Marian Weiss,,
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, Jerzy Kiwerski
Jerzy Kiwerski,,
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, Roman Paśniczek (FM / IMBE)
Roman Paśniczek,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Krzysztof Jaworek
Krzysztof Jaworek,,
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Journal seriesFrontiers of Medical \& Biological Engineering
Issue year2000
Vol10
No3
Pages199-212
Keywords in EnglishCouple Oscillators, Locomotion, Lost Functions, Prehension Movements
DOIDOI:10.1163/15685570052062684
Score (nominal)0
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators GS Citations = 2.0
Citation count*2 (2015-02-02)
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