Ankle angle correlation common variance. The plots above compare the two controllers (footswitch control = black, proportional myoelectrical control = gray) and their effect on ankle kinematics during the subjects' first experience with the powered orthosis (day 1, 1st active minute) and the end of training (day 2, 30th active minute) for all 12 subjects (n = 6 for each control scheme). On the first day during the first minute, the ankle kinematics changed significantly regardless of the controller used. Initially, the proportional myoelectric control resulted in more perturbation at the ankle than the footswitch control. At the end of training, subjects returned closer to normal (baseline) kinematics regardless of controller. Proportional myoelectric control resulted in more normal kinematics than footswitch control.
Cain et al. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:48 doi:10.1186/1743-0003-4-48