Effects of ‘intention-based’ robotic exoskeleton on muscle activation patterns during overground walking

Carolynn Patten, Theresa E. McGuirk, Shilpa Patil

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2 Scopus citations


Recent studies have reported positive outcomes following use of the Tibion Bionic Leg (TBL). Here we investigated EMG changes during overground walking while wearing the TBL. In healthy participants, EMG modulation was reduced and EMG phasing was altered in proximal muscles while EMG amplitude was altered in distal muscles. Responses to the TBL in persons post-stroke were more subtle, but reveal EMG reorganization towards normal. Thus, functional improvements may result from repetitive practice with more appropriate EMG phasing and increased activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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