Volume 11, Issue 11 (November 2019)

ISSN Print: 1949-4998   ISSN Online: 1949-5005

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Effect of Walking Speed Intervention for Stroke Hemiplegia Using Neurorehabilitation-Robot

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DOI: 10.4236/health.2019.1111111    289 Downloads   501 Views  


Sufficient hip joint extension range of motion is important in improving the walking speed of patients with spastic hemiplegia. In this study, we developed a piston device for the hip (PDH) that simulates the action of the piston technique for hip joints (PTH), which is a method for improving hip joint extension range of motion. We then evaluated the efficacy of PDH on 10 spastic hemiplegia patients suffering from a limited range of hip joint extension. Results confirmed rapid improvement of hip joint range of motion and increase in walking speed.

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Tanabe, H. , Mikawa, T. , Kondo, A. and Tanabe, H. (2019) Effect of Walking Speed Intervention for Stroke Hemiplegia Using Neurorehabilitation-Robot. Health, 11, 1487-1492. doi: 10.4236/health.2019.1111111.

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