Hybrid FES-robotic gait rehabilitation technologies

Last updated 15th Nov 2018
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A pinboard by Francisco Anaya Reyes

Francisco received the B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico, in 2014. He is currently working towards his Ph.D at National University of Singapore, with research interests relating to biomechanics and muscle coordination of human walking, functional electrical stimulation (FES) and lower-limb robotic rehabilitation. He completed internships with the Center for Technology and Research in Biomedicine, in Mexico and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, in Toronto ON, Canada, prior to joining the Biorobotics lab at National University of Singapore. He is currently engaged in the development of systems to improve walking and mobility for people with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions by integrating FES with a novel robotic platform that enables patients post stroke to perform over-ground gait training at home or community rehab centers.

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Exoskeletons combined with Functional Electrical Stimulation help recover gait function post-stroke.

Approximately two-thirds of all patients who survive a stroke experience walking impairment. The hemiplegia that commonly follows a stroke significantly compromises the person’s independence and th...