Design of a Test and Training Tricycle for Subjects With ParaplegiaBy Reichenfelser, Werner; Gfohler, Margit; Angeli, Thomas; Technology and Disability, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 93-101
Publication Date: 2005
Paper discusses an instrumented test and training tricycle designed for people with complete or incomplete tetraplegia. The tricycle can be used as a stationary device for training and adjustment of stimulation parameters or as a mobile cycle. The device is can be operated either via the remaining muscular activity of a person with incomplete paraplegia or by utilizing functional electrical stimulation of the leg muscles. Paralyzed muscles are stimulated by a ten-channel current-controlled stimulator, while the geometry of the cycle is easily adjustable to individual demands. The tricycle is instrumented with an auxiliary motor, force-measuring cranks, and devices for the measurement of knee and ankle angles. A test series for training in a rehabilitation center was pending at the time the paper was written.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J49384