Cycle Training Using Implanted Neural Prostheses: Team Cleveland

  • John McDaniel | jmcdani5@kent.edu Advanced Platform Technology Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Exercise Science Program, Kent State University, Kent, OH, United States.
  • Lisa M. Lombardo Advanced Platform Technology Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, United States.
  • Kevin M. Foglyano Advanced Platform Technology Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, United States.
  • Paul D. Marasco Advanced Platform Technology Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Laboratory for Bionic Integration, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States.
  • Ronald J. Triolo Advanced Platform Technology Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States.

Abstract

Recently our laboratory team focused on training five individuals with complete spinal cord injuries for an overground FES bike race in the 2016 Cybathlon held in Zurich Switzerland. A unique advantage team Cleveland had over other teams was the use of implanted pulse generators that provide more selective activation of muscles compared to standard surface stimulation. The advancements in muscle strength and endurance and ultimately cycling power our pilots made during this training period helped propel our competing pilot to win gold at the Cybathlon and allowed our pilots to ride their bikes outside within their communities. Such positive outcomes has encouraged us to further explore more widespread use of FES overground cycling as a rehabilitative tool for those with spinal cord injuries. This review will describes our approach to this race including information on the pilots, stimulation strategy, bike details and training program.

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Published
2017-12-06
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FES Cycling/Cybathlon - Case Reports
Supporting Agencies
US Department of Veterans Affairs RR&D, Advanced Platform Technology Center, Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hosptials Department of Orthopaedics, City of Cleveland Heights, Center for Global Health Innovations
Keywords:
Spinal cord injury, Cybathlon, functional electrical stimulation, cycling, exercise
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McDaniel, J., Lombardo, L. M., Foglyano, K. M., Marasco, P. D., & Triolo, R. J. (2017). Cycle Training Using Implanted Neural Prostheses: Team Cleveland. European Journal of Translational Myology, 27(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.2017.7087