Adela Tow

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INTRODUCTION Spinal cord injury (SCI) often results in significant neurologic dysfunction and disability. An annual incidence of 15 to 40 traumatic SCI cases per million population has been reported worldwide, and a conservative estimate for Singapore would be 23 cases per million. With continued improvements in medical care, an increasing prevalence of SCI(More)
In this paper, we propose a gait generation concept for rehabilitation, in which GaitGen, a gait pattern generator is introduced. The concept of GaitGen will be explained. GaitGen aims to provide objective gait planning for rehabilitation. Gait-related studies have been carried out for the validation and enhancement of GaitGen. Motion capture system has(More)
Therapists often emphasize selection and design of proper training programs for individual patients in different situations and rehabilitation stages. Thus, in order to cater different patient groups, this paper proposes four assistant control strategies for robotic rehabilitation of gait locomotion: (1) orthosis-free, (2) totally-passive, (3) optimal(More)
Therapist assisted body weight supported gait rehabilitation was introduced about 20 years ago. Subsequently, several robotic systems have been introduced for assisted body weight supported gait rehabilitation. However, pelvic assistance is not commonly found in those robotic systems. Lacking of pelvic assistance has several disadvantages. The most obvious(More)
Due to the labor-intensiveness and the shortage of therapists in the application of most forms of manually assisted gait training in neuro-rehabilitation, robotics rehabilitation gait systems have been developed to contribute in such fields of neuro-rehabilitation. This paper presents an overground gait rehabilitation robot, which consists of a pair of(More)
In this paper, a methodology for gait rehabilitation, combines over-ground walking, body weight support, pelvic control, and gait assistance are introduced and the integrated platform has been developed. This paper also discusses the gap of state-of-the-art research in gait rehabilitation. Systems like Lokomat and Kineassist were studied and discussed.(More)
In this paper, we introduce a gait generation concept for rehabilitation, namely GaitGen. GaitGen aims to provide objective gait planning for rehabilitation. An established formula of normalized gait parameters has been studied via GAITRite. Thirty subjects are recruited for the GAITRite experiment. L-index is introduced to study the significance of leg(More)
In order to identify optimal rehabilitation strategies for spinal cord injury (SCI) participants, assessment of impaired walking is required to detect, monitor and quantify movement disorders. In the proposed assessment, ten healthy and seven SCI participants were recruited to perform an over-ground walking test at slow walking speeds. SCI participants were(More)
Robotic exoskeletons have drawn much attention recently due to their potential ability to help the stroke and spinal cord injury patients to regain the ability of walking. However, the biggest challenge is the balancing of the exoskeleton and how it can balance is still an open question. Most of the time, patients using such exoskeleton devices require(More)