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Fig. 1 | Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

Fig. 1

From: A novel system for introducing precisely-controlled, unanticipated gait perturbations for the study of stumble recovery

Fig. 1

Schematic of the stumble perturbation system. The subject walks on the instrumented treadmill. Ground reaction forces and moments are collected (1) and used to calculate the center of pressure under the foot, which is then used to detect gait events. These gait events are used to calculate the time at which the obstacle should be released using the predictive targeting algorithm (2). At this time the electromagnet turns off (3) and releases the obstacle onto the treadmill such that a perturbation is introduced (4) at the desired percent of swing phase

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