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Volpini, Mariana
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Bartenbach, Volker
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Pinotti, Marcos
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Riener, Robert
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2017-11-15T14:12:50Z
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2017-06-12T16:58:03Z
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2017-07-31T08:18:14Z
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2017-11-15T14:12:50Z
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2017-01
dc.identifier.issn
2055-6683
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10.1177/2055668316688410
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/123399
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-b-000123399
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Background Robotic-assisted gait training, a viable and promising therapeutic option for neurological rehabilitation, is not widely adopted in developing countries because of its high cost. In this paper, we describe the concept and construction of a low-cost robot prototype to restore walking ability in children with neurological dysfunction. Methods The proposed robot consists of an orthosis, a treadmill, a body weight support system and two ankle guidance systems that move the ankles along a physiological kinematic trajectory. The spatiotemporal gait parameters of 60 children with typical development and children with cerebral palsy (aged 7–10 years) were obtained through clinical tests and compared with those provided by the robot. Results The robotic orthosis presents normative values for stride length, step length and cadence during the typical development of children’s gait speed and allows speed adjustments according to the degree of neuromotor impairment. Conclusion The results evidence the high feasibility of developing a low-complexity rehabilitation device compliant with the physiological trajectory of the ankle as well as with several other physiological gait parameters.
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en
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Sage
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
dc.subject
Cerebral palsy
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dc.subject
Physiotherapy
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dc.subject
Spatiotemporal gait parameters
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dc.subject
Robotic-assisted gait training
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dc.title
Clinical evaluation of a low-cost robot for use in physiotherapy and gait training
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
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2017-01-01
ethz.journal.title
Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering
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4
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1
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ethz.pages.end
11
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publishedVersion
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02070 - Dep. Gesundheitswiss. und Technologie / Dep. of Health Sciences and Technology::03654 - Riener, Robert / Riener, Robert
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02070 - Dep. Gesundheitswiss. und Technologie / Dep. of Health Sciences and Technology::03654 - Riener, Robert / Riener, Robert
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2017-06-12T16:58:26Z
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ECIT
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pub:185793
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yes
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Open access
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