A universal pulsewidth modulation pattern was identified for adults with spastic diplegia in our previous characterization study. As a preliminary clinical trial, the identified pattern was applied to 5 adults with spastic diplegia in supine position using an open-loop control system to attain and maintain a predetermined ankle dorsiflexion. A high percentage of success in obtaining a prolonged targeted response was demonstrated. This preliminary result suggested that by providing the therapist with a means to control the FES-induced ankle dorsiflexion, a prolonged motor response at desired angle could be achieved even after repeated stimulation. Copyright © 1998 IEEE.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society|
|Editors||H. K. CHANG, Y. T. ZHANG|
|Place of Publication||Danvers, MA|
|ISBN (Print)||0780351649, 0780351657, 0780351665|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|