E3S Web Conf.
Volume 185, 20202020 International Conference on Energy, Environment and Bioengineering (ICEEB 2020)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Medical Biology and Medical Signal Processing|
|Published online||01 September 2020|
Impacts of a lower limb exoskeleton robot on the muscle strength of tibialis anterior muscle in stroke patients
1 School of Instrumentation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology,, 92 West Dazhi Street, Harbin China
2 Hangzhou RoboCT Technological Development Co., Ltd., 2B-7F No. 1326 Wenyi West Road, Hangzhou China
3 Department of Electronics, Carleton University,, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Canada
† Corresponding author: email@example.com
This work aims to explore the impact of a proposed lower limb exoskeleton robot on the muscle strength of the tibialis anterior muscle in stroke patients. Firstly, 24 patients with stroke hemiplegia were divided into the robot group and the control group according to a random number table. Both groups received conventional rehabilitation treatments. Moreover, the robot group took the walking training with UG0210, a lower limb exoskeleton walking rehabilitation device developed by the Hangzhou RoboCT Technology Development Co., Ltd., once per day, 30 minutes per time, a total of 20 times of treatment. The control group took the conventional rehabilitation walking training, once per day, 30 mins per time, a total of 20 times of treatment. At the beginning of the trial, the manual muscle strength test (MMT) was used to assess the pre-trial muscle strength within the trial cycle. The efficacy of the two groups was compared. Results The muscle strength of the tibialis anterior muscle was higher than that without treatments in both groups (P<0.05). The curative effect of the robot group was better than that of the control group (P<0.05). Conclusions With the help of the designed lower limb exoskeleton robot, both tibialis anterior muscle strength and lower limb motor function of stroke patients were improved compared to the control group. The comparison shows the attractive potential and value of the robot assisted rehabilitation.
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