Predictive Simulation of Gait in Rehabilitation
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference
This paper aims at demonstrating the capabilities of predictive, computational simulations of gait in clinical applications. In particular, the gait with bilateral and unilateral Ankle Foot-Orthoses (AFO's) is investigated. The problem is formulated in an optimal control framework where optimal motion and neural excitations to the muscles are computed solely on the basis of an assumed optimality criterion and periodicity constraints. The enormous potential of the approach as well as some of the current limitations are discussed on the light of simulation results.
Ackermann, Marko and van den Bogert, Antonie J., "Predictive Simulation of Gait in Rehabilitation" (2010). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications. 406.