Analysis of leg muscle activity during undisturbed and disturbed walking

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Organization: Rehabilitation Engineering Lab

Involved Host(s): Shirota Camila, Dr.

Abstract: A device called the ETH Knee Perturbator has been developed at the RELab. It can induce knee joint perturbations during walking. Measurements of muscle activity while wearing the device and during perturbations offers useful insight in muscle recruitment when gait is disturbed.

Description: The ETH Knee Perturbator was developed at the RELab for estimation of knee joint impedance during human gait. It offers the possibility to induce controlled angle perturbations during treadmill walking. EMG measurements of perturbed walking could provide insight into how humans deal with disturbances during ambulation, and inform controller design for prostheses or exoskeletons.

Goal: Analyse muscle activity during gait while the ETH Knee Perturbator is worn and when perturbations are performed.

Tasks: - Literature research (20%) - Implement signal processing algorithms (20%) - Analysis of existing EMG data (40%) - Report/presentation (20%)

Your Profile: Would you like to do your project in a nourishing and encouraging lab? Do you have experience in gait analysis, motion capture systems or EMG analysis? Do you approach new challenges with curiosity and a good working attitude? Then don't hesitate to contact me. Help us learn about your experience by adding a short CV and your transcript (Leistungsüberblick; screenshots are sufficient).

Contact Details: Camila Shirota Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, ETH Zürich

Human gait EMG muscle patterns adaptation to perturbation treadmill walking rehabilitation

Labels: IDEA League Student Grant (IDL) Semester project Bachelor Thesis Master Thesis CLS Student Project (MPG ETH CLS)
Topics: Medical and Health Sciences Engineering and Technology

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