Performance and patient training in walkinng with fes by thoracic-level paraplegics

Abstract
Below is a discussion of an FDA-approved noninvasive Functional Electrical Stimulation
(FES) System for ambulation by traumatic T1 to T12 paraplegics having no sensation and
no motor function below their spinal cord injury (SCI). The system’s ambulation training,
its ambulation performance evaluation and its medical evaluation are summarized.
Key words: FES (functional electrical stimulation), paraplegia, thoracic SCI, training,
walking performance, medical evaluation.

Performance and patient training in walkinng with fes by thoracic-level paraplegics

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