Assessment of lower extremity motor adaptation via an extension of the Force Field Adaptation Paradigm
Author(s)Cajigas, Iahn; Goldsmith, Mary T.; Duschau-Wicke, Alexander; Riener, Robert; Smith, Maurice A.; Brown, Emery N.; Bonato, Paolo; ... Show more Show less
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Lower extremity rehabilitation has seen recent increased interest. New tools are available to improve gait retraining in both adults and children. However, it remains difficult to determine optimal ways to plan interventions due to difficulties in continuously monitoring outcomes in patients undergoing rehabilitation. In this paper, we introduce an extension of the Force Field Adaptation Paradigm, used to quantitatively assess upper extremity motor adaptation, to the lower extremity. The algorithm is implemented on the Lokomat lower extremity gait orthosis and utilized to assess short-term motor adaptation. Establishing an understanding of how healthy adults' motor systems adapt to external perturbations will be important to understanding how the adaptive mechanisms involved in gait are altered by disease.
DepartmentWhitaker College of Health Sciences and Technology; Harvard University--MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2010)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Cajigas, I. et al. “Assessment of lower extremity motor adaptation via an extension of the Force Field Adaptation Paradigm.” IEEE, 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31 - September 4, 2010. 4522-4525.© 2011 IEEE.
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