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Tesi etd-06232011-234128


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea specialistica
Author
BONIZZATO, MARCO
URN
etd-06232011-234128
Title
Gait Parameters Control via Frequency Modulation of Electric Epidural Stimulation in Spinal Cord Injured Rats
Struttura
INGEGNERIA
Corso di studi
INGEGNERIA DELLA AUTOMAZIONE
Commissione
relatore Prof. Pollini, Lorenzo
relatore Prof. Micera, Silvestro
relatore Prof. Courtine, Grégoire
relatore Prof. Landi, Alberto
Parole chiave
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Data inizio appello
15/07/2011;
Consultabilità
parziale
Data di rilascio
15/07/2051
Riassunto analitico
The aim of this work is to provide a characterization of the effect of different frequency levels of Electric Epidural Stimulation on a set of gait parameters for spinal cord injured rats. Once a steady-frequency model has been developed, the aim is to tackle the problem of hind-limbs kinematics throughout the gait, predicting joint trajectories in presence of a class of input variations (where the parameter is the stimulation frequency). A dynamic model for the stimulator-rat system is developed and a controller for gait parameters is set, and tested in vivo, to provide the desired value for foot elevation angle by modulating input frequency.
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