FES-cycling training in Spinal Cord Injured patients

  title={FES-cycling training in Spinal Cord Injured patients},
  author={S. Mazzoleni and G. Stampacchia and A. Gerini and T. Tombini and Maria Chiara Carrozza},
  journal={2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)},
Among the objectives of spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation, (i) prevention of bony, muscular and joint trophism and (ii) limitation of spastic hypertone represent important goals to be achieved. The aim of this study is to use functional electrical stimulation (FES) to activate pedaling on cycle-ergometer and analyse effects of this technique for a rehabilitation training in SCI persons. Five spinal cord injured subjects were recruited and underwent a two months FES-cycling training. Our… CONTINUE READING