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Investigation of the new approach for improved correction of paretic foot during gait using implantible FES

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Code Science Field Subfield
2.06.07  Engineering sciences and technologies  Systems and cybernetics  Biomedical technics 

Code Science Field
B115  Biomedical sciences  Biomechanics, cybernetics 
functional electrical stimulation, multi-channel implantible stimulator, implantible systems, correction of gait, rehabilitation of gait, drop-foot
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Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  03936  PhD Uroš Bogataj  Telecommunications  Head  1998 - 1999  73 
2.  02710  PhD Vinko Vincenc Dolenc  Neurobiology  Researcher  1997 - 1999  236 
3.  10684  PhD Nika Goljar  Neurobiology  Researcher  1997 - 1999  341 
4.  06434  Miha Stopar    Researcher  1999  48 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  88,063 
2.  0309  University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5053919000  5,677 
3.  0312  University Medical Centre Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5057272000  75,417 
The possibilities for improved controll of paretic foot utilizing a dual channel implantible FES system will be investigated. During gait, the system enables selective controll of ankle dorsiflexion and ankle eversion, respectively. A biomechanical and neurological model of ankle will be constructed. The biomechanical model will be based on measurements and analysis of biomechanical parameters in humans under different conditions: without stimulation, with transcutaneous FES and with single-channel implantable FES. The neurological modell will be based on animal experiments and on measurements of able-bodied subjects and subjects during implantation of single-channel implantable system. By the end of the project the first human implanytation of dual-channel implntable stimulator will be carried out.
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