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Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Interactive Cycling System for Rehabilitation

Project Quick Facts

Principal Investigator

  • Prof. TONG Kai Yu Raymond

    Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Funding

    Innovation and Technology Commission

Rehabilitation for stroke patients or individuals with lower-limb disability

The Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Interactive Cycling System is a tool for lower-limb disability rehabilitation. The system integrates both motor power and muscle power to facilitate the cycling exercise. The motor can be driven to rotate with different speed, while electrical pulses from the system can stimulate the targeted muscles to generate muscle contraction to support the cycling movement, promoting functional recovery.

Problem to be solved:

Gait training requires residual balance and lower limb function which stroke patients and individuals with lower-limb disability often have difficulty. Cycling provides a safe and effective option to strengthen the muscle and provide feedback to the brain through electrical stimulation.


Lower-limb rehabilitation

Target Users:

Individuals with stroke or lower-limb disability

Uniqueness and Competitive Advantages:

The cycling system can be used both indoor and outdoor. It can provide stimulation to targeted muscles, which helps to strengthen muscles and allow users to improve muscle coordination.

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