Scheduled System Maintenance:
On May 6th, single article purchases and IEEE account management will be unavailable from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET (12:00 - 21:00 UTC). We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

The effects of long term FES-assisted walking on intrinsic and reflex dynamic stiffness in spinal cord injured patients

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Mirbagheri, M.M. ; Dept. of Biomed. Eng., McGill Univ., Montreal, Que., Canada ; Ladouceur, M. ; Kearney, R.E. ; Barbeau, H.

The effects of long term Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) assisted walking on ankle dynamic stiffness were examined in spinal cord injured persons with incomplete motor function loss (SCI-IMFL). A parallel-cascade system identification method was used to identify intrinsic and reflex contributions to dynamic ankle stiffness at different positions in both normal and SCI-IMFL subjects. Intrasubject reliability of the method was high, indicating that the method can be used to track changes in ankle mechanics with time. Subjects were evaluated before and after using FES-assisted walking for a period of at least 18 months. The results demonstrate that ankle stiffness decreased with long term FES assisted walking because of a decrease in both intrinsic and reflex stiffness

Published in:

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1997. Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference of the IEEE  (Volume:4 )

Date of Conference:

30 Oct-2 Nov 1997