Accession Number : AD1031287


Title :   Skeletal and Clinical Effects of Exoskeletal Assisted - Gait


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,29 Sep 2015,28 Sep 2016


Corporate Author : Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Charlestown United States


Personal Author(s) : Bonato,Paolo ; Morse,Leslie ; Troy,Karen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1031287.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : The purpose of this project is to study the effects on bone health of exoskeleton-assisted gait in individuals with a complete spinal cord injury. Advanced biomechanical models of human locomotion are utilized to estimate the mechanical effects of the dynamic loading of the bone structures that takes place during exoskeleton-assisted gait. The estimated maximum energy equivalent strain is studied as a potential proxy of bone adaptation and correlated with high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography data and with clinical measures (e.g. biomarkers of inflammation such as C-reactive protein and IL-6) that are collected longitudinally. The research team has developed advanced biomechanical models to study the biomechanics of exoskeleton-assisted gait and derive estimates of loads applied to the bones. The research team continues to recruit study volunteers.


Descriptors :   lower extremity , spinal cord , wounds and injuries , rehabilitation , bones , kinematics , algorithms , calibration , xray computed tomography , biomechanical phenomena , EXOSKELETON , inflammation


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE