MS-targeting exercise and tech can help avoid falls despite nerve damage

Last updated 21st Mar 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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Falling and fear to fall has a profound effect on balance and gait performance in people with MS

Imagine doing your shopping: suddenly your leg gives out and you find yourself on the floor with a tipped-over basket. Falling is common for MS patients, but specific exercises and futuristic tech ...