Combined functional electrical stimulation (FES) and robotic system for wrist rehabiliation after stroke

Xiaoling Hu, K. Y. Tong, R. Li, M. Chen, J. J. Xue, S. K. Ho, P. N. Chen

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Functional electrical stimulation (FES) and rehabilitation robots are techniques used to assist in post-stroke rehabilitation. However, FES and rehabilitation robots are still separate systems currently; and their combined training effects on persons after experiencing a stroke have not been well studied yet. In this work, a new combined FES-robot system driven by user's voluntary intention was developed for wrist joint training after stroke. The performance of the FES-robot assisted wrist tracking was evaluated on five subjects with chronic stroke. With simultaneous assistance from both the FES and robot parts of the system, the motion accuracy was improved and excessive activation in elbow flexor was reduced during wrist tracking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2010 - Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2010


  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • rehabilitation robot
  • stroke rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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