Special Section Technical Briefs

Portable Wireless Visuotemporal Cue Device for Gait Therapy1

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Stuart R. Fairhurst

Minneapolis VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Amanda B. Simone

Minneapolis VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN 55417

John E. Ferguson, Andrew H. Hansen

Minneapolis VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030909 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1065; doi: 10.1115/1.4030547 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Amatachay, S., Keawsutthi, M., Amatachaya, P., and Manimmanakorn, N., 2009, “Effects of External Cues on Gait Performance in Independent Ambulatory Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury Patients,” Spinal Cord, 47(9), pp. 668–673. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
Pramodhyakul, N., Amatachaya, P., Sooknuan, T., Arayawichanon, P., Amatachaya, S., 2014, “Effects of a Visuotemporal Cue on Walking Ability of Independent Ambulatory Subjects With Spinal Cord Injury as Compared With Healthy Subjects,” Spinal Cord, 52(3), pp. 220–224. [CrossRef] [PubMed]


Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Hardware configuration

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Visuotemporal cue device for gait therapy

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 3

Visuotemporal cue device in use on parallel bars. The therapist can operate the device with a remote control while also guarding the patient.



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