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The purpose of this research is to find the optimal patterns of functional electrical stimulation (FES) of muscles in the lower legs that will improve walking ability in those who have had a stroke and at the same time ensure walking stability. FES involves applying small electric currents to the nerves, which cause the muscles to contract.
FES research projects vary from simple investigations of the therapeutic effects of exercise on muscle function and skin health, to more complex studies of functional movements such as standing or walking.
The study aims to find the optimal patterns of functional electrical stimulation (FES) of muscles in the lower legs that will improve walking ability in those who have had a stroke and at the same time ensure walking stability abnd will be achived through an analytical approach comprised of computational models and gait simulations to objectively determine patient-specific patterns of muscle activation. We will develop a computer simulation of the dynamics of hemiplegic gait characterized by unilateral plantarflexor weakness. Then, we will relate the results of the computer model results to real data collected from subjects with known plantarflexor weakness to provide a theoretical basis for improving gait efficiency and stability with FES.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
VA Medical Center, Cleveland
Department of Veterans Affairs
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:47-0400
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Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. The term hemiparesis (see PARESIS) refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
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The study of religion and religious belief, or a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings (from online Cambridge Dictionary of American English, 2000 and WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database, 1997)
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