FES Assistive Device

Post-Stroke Patients


We also observed stroke patients to look into analyzing for additional parameters as well as looking into limitations of our design. The picture of the left is the stroke patient attempting to voluntarily move their arm without stimulation and some support, their arm isn’t moving too much. The picture of the right shows them attempting to reach with stimulation and assistance. You can see that their shoulder has moved up due to stimulation of the anterior deltoids. But stimulating the triceps doesn’t move the forearms due to the overwhelming spasticity of the biceps. We saw that stimulation has some limitations when trying to overcome spasticity. Therefore, we saw that we were limited to mild to low spastic patients.

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