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RehaMovePro: A versatile mobile stimulation system for transcutaneous FES applications

Markus Valtin, Kristian Kociemba, Carsten Behling, Björn Kuberski, Sebastian Becker, Thomas Schauer
  • Kristian Kociemba
    Hasomed GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Carsten Behling
    Hasomed GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Björn Kuberski
    Hasomed GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Sebastian Becker
    Hasomed GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Thomas Schauer
    Control Systems Group, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Functional Electrical Stimulation is a commonly used method in clinical rehabilitation and research to trigger useful muscle contractions by electrical stimuli. In this work, we present a stimulation system for transcutaneous electrical stimulation that gives extensive control over the stimulation waveform and the stimulation timing. The system supports electrode arrays, which have been suggested to achieve better selectivity and to simplify electrode placement. Electromyography (EMG) measurements are obtained from the active stimulation electrodes (between the stimulation pulses) or from separate surface EMG electrodes. The modular design enables the implementation of sophisticated stimulation control systems including external triggers or wireless sensors. This is demonstrated by the standalone implementation of a feedback-controlled drop foot neuroprosthesis, which uses a wireless inertial sensor for real-time gait phase detection and foot orientation measurement.


Electrical stimulation; Electromyography; Electrode array; Stimulation system

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Submitted: 2016-06-10 11:04:52
Published: 2016-09-13 00:00:00
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