Self-induced Gyroscopic Torques in Lower Extremities During Gait: A Pilot Study

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Abstract

To affect functional relevant task-space gait parameters such as foot placement or progression angle, conventional lower-limb robotic gait rehabilitation devices require active control and synchronization of their actuators. As an alternative, we propose the use of gyroscopic actuators, portable actuators that have the ability to generate torques that are caused by and therefore intrinsically synchronized with the swing motion of the legs. Here we investigate the kinematic and kinetic effects at hip-joint level of self-induced gyroscopic torques of a shank-worn gyroscopic actuator. Preliminary results show the wearer’s swing leg motion can induce gyroscopic effects that significantly alter the kinematics of the hip-joint (p< 0.05 ) for both tested conditions in hip-joint endo/exo rotation and ab/ad-duction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2020, and of WearRAcon Europe 2020, October 13–16, 2020
EditorsJuan C. Moreno, Jawad Masood, Urs Schneider, Christophe Maufroy, Jose L. Pons
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages59-62
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-69547-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-69546-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2020, and of WearRAcon Europe 2020 (Virtual) -
Duration: 13 Oct 202016 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume27
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2020, and of WearRAcon Europe 2020 (Virtual)
Period13/10/2016/10/20

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