Robotic assessment of locomotor recovery in spinal contused rats

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of a robotic device, "the rat stepper", to assess intrinsic locomotor recovery following spinal cord contusion injury in adult rats. The device consists of a motorized body weight support mechanism that precisely controls the load to the hindlimbs during stepping, and two small robotic arms that… (More)

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@article{Nessler2004RoboticAO, title={Robotic assessment of locomotor recovery in spinal contused rats}, author={J Nessler and D. J. Reinkensmeyer and Kenneth Sharp and Eugene Kwak and K. Minakata and R. D. DeLeon}, journal={The 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society}, year={2004}, volume={1}, pages={2687-2690} }