Neuroprosthesis for Improving Dynamic Trunk Stability
Kramay Patel, Matija Milosevic, Milos Popovic, Kei Masani
The stability of trunk is critical in individuals with spinal cord injury. In fact, individuals with paraplegia and quadriplegia as a result of spinal cord injury often value regaining trunk stability more than regaining the ability to walk. We have been investigating the biomechanics of trunk and have used this knowledge to investigate the utility of functional electrical stimulation (FES) on improving dynamic trunk stability in this population. We have revealed the synergy of trunk muscles in individuals with spinal cord injury and have demonstrated how FES can be used to improve trunk stability.
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