Sensors (Basel) 2018 Apr 18;18(4). Epub 2018 Apr 18.
Department of Veterinary Medicine & Biological Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA.
In this research, we describe a new balancing device used to stabilize the rear quarters of a patient dog with spinal cord injuries. Our approach uses inertial measurement sensing and direct leg actuation to lay a foundation for eventual muscle control by means of direct functional electrical stimulation (FES). During this phase of development, we designed and built a mechanical test-bed to develop the control and stimulation algorithms before we use the device on our animal subjects. Read More