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Validity and reproducibility of crutch force and heart rate measurements to assess energy expenditure of paraplegic gait.
OBJECTIVE To determine the validity and reproducibility of heart rate (HR) and crutch force measurements to estimate energy expenditure during paraplegic walking. Usefulness of these outcome measuresExpand
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Cycle-to-cycle control of swing phase of paraplegic gait induced by surface electrical stimulation
Parameterised swing phase of gait in paraplegics was obtained using surface electrical stimulation of the hip flexors, hamstrings and quadriceps; the hip flexors were stimulated to obtain a desiredExpand
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The influence of the reciprocal cable linkage in the advanced reciprocating gait orthosis on paraplegic gait performance
A wide variety of mechanical orthoses is available to provide ambulation to paraplegic patients. Evaluation of energy cost during walking in each of these devices has been acknowledged as anExpand
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The influence of the reciprocal hip joint link in the Advanced Reciprocating Gait Orthosis on standing performance in paraplegia
The effect of reciprocally linking the hip hinges of a hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis on standing performance was studied in a comparative trial of the Advanced Reciprocating Gait Orthosis (ARGO) andExpand
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The influence of frontal alignment in the advanced reciprocating gait orthosis on energy cost and crutch force requirements during paraplegic gait
Reduction of energy cost and upper body load during paraplegic walking is considered to be an important criterion in future developments of walking systems. A high energy cost limits the maximumExpand
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Demand for and use of functional electrical stimulation systems and conventional orthoses in the spinal lesioned community of the UK.
The use of and demand for functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems and conventional orthoses in the spinal cord lesioned population was assessed. The assessment was conducted by a postalExpand
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Speed dependence of crutch force and oxygen uptake: implications for design of comparative trials on orthoses for people with paraplegia.
OBJECTIVE To determine speed dependence of crutch force and oxygen uptake, and to discuss the implications of differences in self-selected walking speed between orthoses in a comparative trial. Expand
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Comparative trials on hybrid walking systems for people with paraplegia: An analysis of study methodology
A new orthosis (SEPRIX) which combines user friendliness with low energy cost of walking has been developed and will be subject to a clinical comparison with conventional hip-knee-ankle-footExpand
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