Biomechanical sit-to-stand movement with physiological feedback latencies

Ghulam Rasool, Hamza Farooq, Asif Mahmood Mughal

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Abstract

Human biomechanical movements are complex physiological tasks efficiently regulated by the central nervous system (CNS). Proprioceptors (muscle spindles) provide feedback of fascicle length and velocity from a joint to CNS, which then control the entire movement. These feedbacks have delays which are accounted for by the required output command. In this study, we are using a four-link sagittal plane nonlinear biomechanical model with three joint angles, to simulate human sit-to-stand (STS) movement in the presence of these physiological latencies. Ankle, knee and hip joint angles have delays for angular and velocity feedbacks. We linearize the whole model using padé approximation which results in eighteenth order linear system. Then, we subject this system to optimal controller design scheme for three joint torques using eighteenth order compensator with physiological cost optimization. We provide simulation results for linear and nonlinear models which show the suitability of this scheme for further analysis of STS task, feedback latencies and their effects on controller gains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICMEE 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
PagesV1159-V1163
ISBN (Print)9781424474806
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameICMEE 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, Proceedings
Volume1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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