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© 2017 IEEE. The MIT-Skywalker is a robotic device developed for the rehabilitation of gait and balance after a neurological injury. This device has been designed based on the concept of a passive walker and provides three distinct training modes: discrete movement, rhythmic movement, and balance training. In this paper, we present our efforts to evaluate the comfort of a bicycle/saddle seat design for the system's novel actuated body weight support device. We employed different bicycle and saddle seats and evaluated comfort using objective and subjective measures. Here we will summarize the results obtained from a study of fifteen healthy subjects and one stroke patient that led to the selection of a saddle seat design for the MIT-Skywalker.
Author(s): Goncalves RS, Hamilton T, Daher AR, Hirai H, Krebs HI
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2017)
Year of Conference: 2017
Online publication date: 15/08/2017
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
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