Robotic exoskeleton: Functional electrical stimulation

16 March 2022
Exoesqueleto robótico: estimulación eléctrica funcional

“Sport, road accidents, brain damage, arthritis, and other age-related degenerative diseases cause knee injuries, one of the most common joint problems today.”

Flexible, modular, light and easy to program technology that adapt rehabilitation treatment to each user’s specific needs.

As part of the EXOFES initiative TECNALIA works on the development of a hybrid robotic exoskeleton for knee rehabilitation. The tool uses FES technology and is based on functional electrical stimulation. Thus we make a qualitative leap in the motor rehabilitation of the affected leg.

It is a flexible, modular, light and easy to configure technology. It helps adapts rehabilitation treatments to each user’s specific needs. Furthermore, the integrated algorithm assesses patient progress and activates electrodes as required to improve rehabilitation, as it is based on how muscles react to the impulses.

Multi-electrode-based stimulation, which will accelerate patient rehabilitation

This innovative technology is based on multi-electrode stimulation. Currently, there is no device integrating that technology. Its configuration is customizable, and is modified from session to session, based on different independent factors. Therefore, faster and more effective patient rehabilitation is achieved.