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  • Exoskeleton Vs Robot

    Exoskeleton vs Robot-Assisted Gait Training Post Robot-Assisted Gait Intervention in Parkinson’s Disease Patients with Mild Symptoms: a random controlled trial Kyle Condon Exoskeletons are a developing technology used in gait training, mainly with patients diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI) or a stroke( 9,6). Some research has been done in patients with other neurological disabilities such as multiple sclerosis (MS), but nothing has been done to address the Parkinson’s disease (PD) population. However, robot-assisted gait training has been used on all of these populations, and successfully so in individuals with mild PD (2). This begs the question of the will the data support the efficacy of an exoskeleton as a gait training intervention on patients with PD. Factors such as gait speed, stride length, step length, and…

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  • LSVT BIG Therapy Case Study Essay

    with patients who underwent LSVT BIG therapy, evidenced by improved UPDRS motor score, TUG, PDQ 3919, and 10 m walking. The study by Farley & Koshland, et al. (2005), summarized that the patients underwent LSVT BIG therapy demonstrated increased wrist velocity for reaching activities and increased gait velocity with greater stride length. Farley & Koshland, et al. (2005), also found…

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  • Gait Varibility

    The role of gait variability in the elderly Introduction Fall-related injuries have been one of the main causes of accidental death in older adults. Moreover, it has been shown that over 33% of adults over the age of 65 will fall every year [1]. For people between 75 and 84 years old it is the second leading cause of injury death, and for people over 85 it is the leading cause [2]. The high number of falls not only has great effect in the elderly health, but it shows a very high cost in the…

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  • Moderate Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Method Participant The participant in the study was a 38-year-old female diagnosed with moderate Rheumatoid Arthritis. The participant reported her diagnoses was established at age 32 and the progression of the disorder was being treated by a biologic and a pain management regimen. Prior to her diagnoses, the participant maintained a consistent physical activity routine, which has since ceased. Apparatus and Materials Using a cell phone with a stopwatch application, the duration of each…

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  • Human Gait Recognition

    Gait recognition is a kind of biometric technology that can be used to monitor people or recognize known persons and classify unknown subjects. It is a particular way of walking on foot and its aims is to discriminate individuals by the way they walk. Gait is less unobtrusive biometric, non-contact, perceivable at a distance and hard to disguise where these properties makes it so attractive. The existing Gait representations capture both motion and appearance information which are sensitive to…

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  • Summary: Improvements In Gait

    Poor Walking Ability Improvements in Gait In one interview series, both parents and the children stated that walking ability seemed to be improved after hippotherapy (Lemke et al. 2014). They also stated that their leg flexibility used during non-walking activities improved. This shows that even non-ambulatory patients may gain leg flexibility through the use of hippotherapy. While not a numerical measure of improvement, these comments made during the interviews do provide evidence that at…

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  • Upright Gait Therapy

    products for patients with disabilities due to stroke or spinal cord injury. They have the ability to assist the person with mobility in a therapy setting through gait training. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough advancements in technology to help people with impaired mobility make full recovery, however, the use of exoskeletons has been the optimal treatment used in helping individuals regain some motor abilities. Upright gait therapy aids in neuromuscular retraining and is a method used to…

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  • Medical Case Summary

    concurrent claim alleging disability due to arthritis in the knees, a herniated disc, scoliosis, and arthritis in the back, tendonitis in left foot, urinary leakage, and high cholesterol. The evidence in file shows the claimant has a history of chronic lumbar pain. She is mildly obese with a body mass index as high as 33. X-rays of the lumbar spine (LS) taken 7/9/13 show multilevel degenerative changes with spurring and mild anterolisthesis of L4-L5. Degenerative joint disease in the left hip…

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  • Gait Mobility Research Paper

    environments. Our mobility incorporates with gait speed to complete our activities in a certain time. If a person can perform and complete the full gait cycle during walking, he/she will be able to perform tasks and activities independently (1). On the other hand, mobility disability, which is defined as the inability to walk ¼ mile or climb a flight of stairs without assistance, is considered a major difficulty to perform tasks and activities independently. One of the age-related…

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  • Essay On Human Gait Cycle

    Introduction: The human leg is a complex and versatile machine. Designing a prosthetic (artificial) device to match the leg’s capabilities is a serious challenge. Teams of scientists, engineers, and designers around the world use different approaches and technologies to develop prosthetic legs that help the user regain a normal, active lifestyle. Studying the Human Gait Cycle: Each person has a unique way of walking. But studying the way humans walk has revealed that some basic mechanics hold…

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