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Lehrstuhl fuer Angewandte Mechanik, TU-Muenchen
Pfeiffer F., König E.
Normal and Hemiparetic Walking
2013, vol. 18, no. 1-2, pp. 118-125
The idea of a model-based control of rehabilitation for hemiparetic patients requires efficient models of human walking, healthy walking as well as hemiparetic walking. Such models are presented in this paper. They include 42 degrees of freedom and allow especially the evaluation of kinetic magnitudes with the goal to evaluate measures for the hardness of hemiparesis. As far as feasible, the simulations have been compared successfully with measurements, thus improving the confidence level for an application in clinical practice. The paper is mainly based on the dissertation .