Inertial measurement unit compared to an optical motion capturing system in post-stroke individuals with foot-drop syndrome

Publication date: Available online 19 April 2019Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): François Feuvrier, Benoît Sijobert, Christine Azevedo, Karolina Griffiths, Sandrine Alonso, Arnaud Dupeyron, Isabelle Laffont, Jérôme FrogerABSTRACTBackground. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) can be used for compensation of foot-drop for post-stroke individuals by preprogrammed fixed stimulation; however, this stimulation seems no more effective than mechanical ankle foot orthoses.Objective. We evaluated the metrological quality of inertial sensors for movement reconstruction as compared with the gold-standard motion capturing system, to couple FES with inertial sensors to improve dorsiflexion on the paretic side, by using an adaptive stimulation taking into account individuals’ performance post-stroke.Methods. Adults with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke presenting foot-drop and able to walk 10 m, were included from May 2016 to June 2017. Those with passive ankle dorsiflexion
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

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