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Preliminary Investigation on the Development of a Lower Extremity Exoskeleton for Gait Rehabilitation: A Clinical Consideration

Zahari, Taha and Anwar, P. P. A. Majeed and Mohd Yashim, Wong Paul Tze and Abdul Ghaffar, Abdul Rahman (2015) Preliminary Investigation on the Development of a Lower Extremity Exoskeleton for Gait Rehabilitation: A Clinical Consideration. Journal of Medical and Bioengineering, 4 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2301-3796

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Abstract

Gait disorder is the inability of one to maintain balance, assume upright position nor the aptitude to initiate and sustain rhythmic stepping. This form of abnormality may originate from cerebellar disease, stroke, spinal injury, cardiac disease or other general conditions that may instigate such disorder. Studies have shown that one’s mobility may be improved with continuous locomotor activity. Conventional rehabilitation therapy is deemed too laborious as well as cost demanding. Rehabilitation robotics have been explored to address the drawbacks of conventional rehabilitation therapy and the increasing demand for gait rehabilitation. Clinical considerations are often taken for granted amongst other design considerations. This paper attempts a review of the clinical considerations as well as reporting preliminary findings on the development of the iMAMS lower extremity rehabilitation exoskeleton.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exoskeleton; Gait rehabilitation; Clinical; Ergonomics; Lower extremities
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 06:45
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 05:53
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/7475
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