Stroke survivor gait adaptation and performance after training on a Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis

  title={Stroke survivor gait adaptation and performance after training on a Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis},
  author={Jeffrey A. Ward and Thomas Sugar and John Standeven and Jack R. Engsberg},
  journal={2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
With over 600 thousand people each year surviving a stroke, it has become the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States [1], [2]. The adverse financial and social conditions attributed to stroke have prompted researchers and entrepreneurs to explore the viability of rehabilitation robots. The Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis (PAFO) utilizes robotic tendon technology and supports motion with a single degree of freedom, ankle rotation in the Sagittal plane. Motion capture data… CONTINUE READING

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