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

  • Marco Laubacher | lhm5@bfh.ch Institute for Rehabilitation and Performance Technology, Division of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Engineering and Information Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf; Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Efe Anil Aksöz Institute for Rehabilitation and Performance Technology, Division of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Engineering and Information Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf; Sensory Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Ines Bersch Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil, Switzerland.
  • Kenneth James Hunt Institute for Rehabilitation and Performance Technology, Division of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Engineering and Information Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf, Switzerland.

Abstract

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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Published
2017-12-06
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FES Cycling/Cybathlon - Case Reports
Keywords:
Functional electrical stimulation, recumbent cycling, spinal cord injury, Cybathlon
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How to Cite
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). https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.2017.7086