Fuzzy biomechanical sit-to-stand movement with physiological feedback latencies

Ghulam Rasool, Asif Mahmood Mughaf, Kamran Iqbal

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Abstract

Human biomechanical movements are complex physiological tasks which are 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 used 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 linearized the whole model using padé approximation at sitting and standing positions which resulted in two eighteenth order linear systems. We integrated these local models into a fuzzy model with Gaussian membership function. The knee flexion angle during sit to stand movement provides the criterion for determining the weights of fuzzy membership functions. We developed a H2 dynamic optimal controller for each local linear model and integrated with the fuzzy model. This controller computed the joint's torque or inputs for biomechanical STS task. We also introduced a reference trajectory to track the knee flexion angle error for smooth and physiological relevant sit to stand transfer. Simulation results of angular profiles and kinematics variables demonstrate the applicability of the fuzzy modeling with H2 controller in the presence of feedback latencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010
Pages316-321
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Oct 10 2010Oct 13 2010

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period10/10/1010/13/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Rasool, G., Mughaf, A. M., & Iqbal, K. (2010). Fuzzy biomechanical sit-to-stand movement with physiological feedback latencies. In 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010 (pp. 316-321). [5641681] (Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2010.5641681