Leo Ota

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To develop a method for cooperative human gait training, we investigated whether interactive rhythmic cues could improve the gait performance of Parkinson's disease patients. The interactive rhythmic cues ware generated based on the mutual entrainment between the patient's gait rhythms and the cue rhythms input to the patient while the patient walked.(More)
— Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by degeneration of dopaminergic neu-rons, affecting motor controls by basal ganglia. Serious movement disorders such as tremor or gait disturbance are often observed, but early diagnosis of PD is difficult. From such a background, Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (DFA) attracts attention(More)
—Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder by degeneration of dopamine neurons, affecting motor controls related to basal ganglia. Because severe movement disorders such as gait disturbances are often observed, evaluation from gait analysis is useful. From such a background, Coefficient of Variation (CV) and Detrended Fluctuation Analysis(More)
Walking is generated by the interaction between neural rhythmic and physical activities. In fact, Parkinson's disease (PD), which is an example of disease, causes not only neural rhythm generation disorders but also physical disabilities. However, the relationship between neural rhythm generation disorders and physical disabilities has not been determined.(More)
The powered gait training system is a rehabilitation assistive device for paraplegia, hemiplegia, post-stroke or spinal cord injury patients. The goal of this research is to develop a 2DOFs orthosis system to use for hemiplegic patients. Two DC servo motors are used to activate hip and knee joints of affected side. The system employs gait information from(More)
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