The RGO Generation II: muscle stimulation powered orthosis as a practical walking system for thoracic paraplegics.

@article{Solomonow1989TheRG,
  title={The RGO Generation II: muscle stimulation powered orthosis as a practical walking system for thoracic paraplegics.},
  author={Moshe Solomonow and R. V. Baratta and Shunji Hirokawa and N Rightor and William J Walker and P Beaudette and Hiromu Shoji and Robert D. D'Ambrosia},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1989},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={1309-15}
}
The RGO Generation II reciprocating gait orthosis was jointly developed by Louisiana State University Medical Center and Durr-Fillauer Medical, Inc, to overcome four problems encountered with the existing model: 1) The high energy cost of locomotion; 2) the great arm strength required for patients to stand up from the seated position without assistance; 3) difficulty (especially for patients with hamstring contracture) in remaining standing owing to failure of the knee latch to lock except in… CONTINUE READING

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