The design, development and evaluation of an array-based FES system with automated setup for the correction of drop foot

Laurence P J Kenney, Ben W. Heller, Anthony T. Barker, Mark L. Reeves, T. Jamie Healey, Timothy R. Good, Glen Cooper, Ning Sha, Sarah Prenton, David Howard

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Abstract

Functional electrical stimulation has been shown to be a safe and effective means of correcting drop foot of central neurological origin. However, despite recent technological advances, the set-up of surface stimulators remains a challenge for many users with drop foot. The automation of the setup process through the use of electrode arrays has been proposed as a way to address this problem. This paper describes a series of research and clinical studies which have led to the first demonstration of unsupervised automated setup of an electrode-array based drop foot stimulator. Finally, future research plans are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC-PapersOnLine
Volume48
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

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    Kenney, L. P. J., Heller, B. W., Barker, A. T., Reeves, M. L., Healey, T. J., Good, T. R., Cooper, G., Sha, N., Prenton, S., & Howard, D. (2015). The design, development and evaluation of an array-based FES system with automated setup for the correction of drop foot. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 48(20), 309-314. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.10.157