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Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.
What this blog is for:
Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
A biologically-inspired multi-joint soft exosuit that can reduce the energy cost of loaded walking
Carrying load alters normal
walking, imposes additional stress to the musculoskeletal system, and
results in an increase in energy consumption and a consequent earlier
onset of fatigue. This phenomenon is largely due to increased work
requirements in lower extremity joints, in turn requiring higher muscle
activation. The aim of this work was to assess the biomechanical and
physiological effects of a multi-joint soft exosuit that applies
assistive torques to the biological hip and ankle joints during loaded
The exosuit was evaluated under three conditions: powered (EXO_ON), unpowered (EXO_OFF) and unpowered removing the equivalent mass of the device (EXO_OFF_EMR).
Seven participants walked on an instrumented split-belt treadmill and
carried a load equivalent to 30 % their body mass. We assessed their
metabolic cost of walking, kinetics, kinematics, and lower limb muscle
activation using a portable gas analysis system, motion capture system,
and surface electromyography.
Our results showed that the exosuit could deliver controlled forces to a wearer. Net metabolic power in the EXO_ON condition (7.5 ± 0.6 W kg−1) was 7.3 ± 5.0 % and 14.2 ± 6.1 % lower than in the EXO_OFF_EMR condition (7.9 ± 0.8 W kg−1; p = 0.027) and in the EXO_OFF condition (8.5 ± 0.9 W kg−1; p
= 0.005), respectively. The exosuit also reduced the total joint
positive biological work (sum of hip, knee and ankle) when comparing the
EXO_ON condition (1.06 ± 0.16 J kg−1) with respect to the EXO_OFF condition (1.28 ± 0.26 J kg−1; p = 0.020) and to the EXO_OFF_EMR condition (1.22 ± 0.21 J kg−1; p = 0.007).
The results of the present
work demonstrate for the first time that a soft wearable robot can
improve walking economy. These findings pave the way for future
assistive devices that may enhance or restore gait in other