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BACKGROUND Gait restoration is an integral part of rehabilitation of brain lesioned patients. Modern concepts favour a task-specific repetitive approach, i.e. who wants to regain walking has to walk, while tone-inhibiting and gait preparatory manoeuvres had dominated therapy before. Following the first mobilization out of the bed, the wheelchair-bound(More)
This paper presents a new haptic locomotion interface, which comprises two programmable foot platforms with permanent foot machine contact. It is designed as a scalable and modular system with unit-by-unit extensibility offering up to six plus one degrees of freedom (DOF) per foot. The basic setup comprises three DOF per foot in the sagittal plane.The(More)
This paper presents a novel robotic prototype for advanced gait rehabilitation. This system integrates sophisticated robotic technology with control algorithms. The robot opens up new possibilities for the field of rehabilitation for restoring posture balancing and gait motoric functions. The paper provides an overview of the system's fundamental(More)
The control system for a robotic walking simulator and rehabilitation device requires enhanced operation modes and control capabilities, compared to conventional industrial robot controllers. In order to be able to implement custom made algorithms at all levels of the controller and to have an extensible and reusable control environment, we decided to(More)
In September 2006 an integrated European project was launched entitled " Flexible Assembly Systems through Workplace-Sharing and Time-Sharing Human-Machine Cooperation (PISA) ". PISA belongs to the research area " next generation of flexible assembly technology and processes ". The general aim of the project is to develop intelligent assist systems (IAS) in(More)