This Article 
   
 Share 
   
 Bibliographic References 
   
 Add to: 
 
Digg
Furl
Spurl
Blink
Simpy
Google
Del.icio.us
Y!MyWeb
 
 Search 
   
Rapid Prototyping for Functional Electrical Stimulation Control
April-June 2008 (vol. 7 no. 2)
pp. 62-69
Philip A. Tresadern, University of Liverpool and University of Salford
Sibylle B. Thies, University of Salford
Laurence P.J. Kenney, University of Salford
David Howard, University of Salford
John Y. Goulermas, University of Liverpool
Electrical muscle stimulators can help restore limb function following a neurological injury. However, complex neuromuscular stimulators need a straightforward software interface to simplify hardware programming and make patient care more efficient. The Clinical Set-up Tool integrates fast parameter selection with a user-friendly interface. The system could potentially operate on portable devices, such as mobile phones, increasing its potential for widespread acceptance in the clinical community.

1. L.R. Sheffler and J. Chae, "Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation," Muscle and Nerve, vol. 53, no. 5, 2007, pp. 562–590.
2. M.H. Granat et al., "Clinical Rehabilitation using Electrical Stimulation via Telematics (CREST)," Proc. Int'l Functional Electrical Stimulation Society, IFESS, 1997, pp. 263–264.
3. R.T. Lauer et al., "Applications of Cortical Signals to Neuroprosthetic Control: A Critical Review," IEEE Trans. Rehabilitation Eng., vol. 8, no. 2, 2000, pp. 205–208.
4. M.R. Popovic and T. Keller, "Modular Transcutaneous Functional Electrical Stimulation System," Medical Eng. &Physics, vol. 27, no. 1, 2005, pp. 81–92.
1. T.R.D. Scott and M. Haugland, "Command and Control Interfaces for Advanced Neuroprosthetic Applications," Neuro-modulation, vol. 4, no. 4, 2001, pp. 165–175.
2. G.J. Snoek et al., "Use of the NESS Handmaster to Restore Hand Function in Tetraplegia: Clinical Experiences in Ten Patients," Spinal Cord, vol. 38, no. 4, 2000, pp. 244–249.
3. Y. Handa et al., "Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Systems for Restoration of Motor Function of Paralyzed Muscles—Versatile Systems and a Portable System," Frontiers of Medical &Biological Eng., vol. 4, no. 4, 1992, pp. 241–255.
4. M.W. Johnson and P.H. Peckham, "Evaluation of Shoulder Movement as a Command Control Source," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Eng., vol. 37, no. 9, 1990, pp. 876–885.
5. G.R. Muller-Putz et al., "EEG-Based Neuroprosthesis Control: A Step Towards Clinical Practice," Neuroscience Letters, vol. 382, nos. 1–2, 2005, pp. 169–174.
6. W.T. Liberson et al., "Functional Electrotherapy: Stimulation of the Peroneal Nerve Synchronized with the Swing Phase of the Gait of Hemiplegic Patients," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 42, 2005, pp. 101–105.
7. A. Prochazka et al., "The Bionic Glove: An Electrical Stimulator Garment That Provides Controlled Grasp and Hand Opening in Quadriplegia," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 78, no. 6, 1997, pp. 608–614.
8. S. Saxena, S. Nikolic, and D. Popovic, "An EMG-Controlled Grasping System for Tetraplegics," J. Rehabilitation Research and Development, vol. 32, no. 1, 1995, pp. 17–24.
9. P.E. Crago et al., "An Elbow Extension Neuroprosthesis for Individuals with Tetraplegia," IEEE Trans. Rehabilitation Eng., vol. 6, no. 1, 1998, pp. 1–6.
10. M.R. Popovic et al., "Neuroprosthesis for Retraining Reaching and Grasping Functions in Severe Hemiplegic Patients," Neuro-modulation, vol. 8, no. 1, 2005, pp. 58–72.
11. T. Chau, "A Review of Analytical Techniques for Gait Data, Part 1: Fuzzy, Statistical and Fractal Methods," Gait and Posture, vol. 13, no. 1, 2001, pp. 49–66.
12. T. Chau, "A Review of Analytical Techniques for Gait Data, Part 2: Neural Network and Wavelet Methods," Gait and Posture, vol. 13, no. 2, 2001, pp. 102–120.
13. M.H. Granat et al., "Clinical Rehabilitation using Electrical Stimulation via Telematics (CREST)," Proc. Int'l Functional Electrical Stimulation Society, IFESS, 1997, pp. 263–264.
14. M.R. Popovic and T. Keller, "Modular Transcutaneous Functional Electrical Stimulation System," Medical Eng. &Physics, vol. 27, no. 1, 2005, pp. 81–92.

Index Terms:
functional electrical stimulation, graphical user interface, stroke, rehabilitation, Clinical Set-up Tool, functional electrical stimulation
Citation:
Philip A. Tresadern, Sibylle B. Thies, Laurence P.J. Kenney, David Howard, John Y. Goulermas, "Rapid Prototyping for Functional Electrical Stimulation Control," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 62-69, April-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2008.35
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.