Preliminary Design and Testing of a Muscle-Powered Walking Exoskeleton for People With Spinal Cord Injury PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Vikram Katti, William Durfee

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Paper No. DMD2018-6889, pp. V001T03A011; 5 pages
  • 2018 Design of Medical Devices Conference
  • 2018 Design of Medical Devices Conference
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, April 9–12, 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4078-8
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME


There are 275,000 people in the US who have spinal cord injury (SCI) and there are about 12,500 new cases each year [1]. Among these 18.5% have incomplete paraplegia and 23% have complete paraplegia [1]. The number of patients experiencing mobility impairment caused by SCI is increasing because of accidents and disease [2,3]. Among people with SCI, 51% identified walking as first choice for a technology application [4].

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