Neuromuscular Control of the Trunk during Sitting Balance

  title={Neuromuscular Control of the Trunk during Sitting Balance},
  author={Matija Milosevic and M Kristiina and Valter and Matthew J. Kyan and Ervin Sejdic and Abdolazim Rashidi and Meredith J Kuipers and Noel Wu}
Sitting stability is maintained by continuous and intermittent activation of trunk and lower limb muscles. However, spinal cord injury (SCI) can result in paralysis of the trunk muscles and affects sitting balance. Currently, chest straps and trunk braces are used to correct sitting after SCI. In addition to these passive devices, functional electrical stimulation (FES) could be used to artificially contract trunk muscles and regulate sitting balance. The objectives of this research project… CONTINUE READING