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A number of orthoses have been designed to restore stance and walking in paraplegic subjects. Among them, the reciprocating gait orthosis (RGO) appears to be one which is most widely adopted. The great energetic cost of orthotically aided walking is the main factor limiting the walking capability of paraplegic subjects. The purpose of the present research(More)
The aim of this work was to provide well defined criteria for ramp construction for wheelchair dependent individuals (WDI). Force capability was measured in a large sample (140) of WDI, who presented different levels of motor impairment. Levels of impairment were established on the basis of the answers given in a questionnaire regarding the degree of self(More)
This paper presents first results of an Adaptive Brain Interface suitable for deployment outside controlled laboratory settings. It robustly recognizes three purely mental states from on-line spontaneous EEG signals and has them associated to simple commands. Three commands allow to interact intelligently with a computer-based system through task(More)
A reciprocating gait orthosis (RGO) is, among others, the most widely adopted device to restore the standing and walking capability of paraplegic patients. The aim of the present study was the evaluation of the energy demand (VO2), and cardiopulmonary load (HR and VE) imposed on the subject by different working tasks while sitting in a wheelchair or(More)
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