The road to Cybathlon 2016 - Functional electrical stimulation cycling Team IRPT/SPZ

Submitted: 20 September 2017
Accepted: 17 November 2017
Published: 6 December 2017
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Functional electrical stimulation (FES) provides a good possibility to activate paralysed muscles and it has been shown to elicit substantial physiological and health benefits. For successful application of FES, a perfect symbiosis of the bike and the pilot has to be achieved. The road to the Cybathlon 2016 describes the different pieces needed for FES cycling in spinal cord injury. The systematic optimisation of the stimulation parameters and the Cybatrike, and sophisticated training contributed to the team’s success as the fastest surface-electrode team in the competition.



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Laubacher, M., Aksöz, E. A., Bersch, I., & Hunt, K. J. (2017). The road to Cybathlon 2016 - Functional electrical stimulation cycling Team IRPT/SPZ. European Journal of Translational Myology, 27(4).

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