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Title: Admittance Control of a Teleoperated Motorized Functional Electrical Stimulation Rehabilitation Cycle
A bilateral teleoperated rehabilitation cycling system is developed for people with movement impairments due to various neurological disorders. A master hand-cycling device is used by the operator to set the desired position and cadence of a lower-body functional electrical stimulation (FES) controlled and motor assisted recumbent cycle. The master device also uses kinematic haptic feedback to reflect the lower-body cycle's dynamic response to the operator. To accommodate for the unknown nonlinear dynamics inherent to physical human machine interaction (pHMI), admittance controllers were developed to indirectly track desired interaction torques for both the haptic feedback device and the lower-body cycle. A robust position and cadence controller, which is only active within the regions of the crank cycle where FES produces sufficient torque values, was used to determine the FES intensity. A Lyapunov analysis is used to prove the robust FES controller yields global exponential tracking to the desired position and cadence set by the master device within FES stimulation regions. Outside of the FES regions, the admittance controllers at the hands and legs work in conjunction to produce desired performance. Both admittance controllers were analyzed for the entire crank cycle, and found to be input/output strictly passive and globally exponentially stable in more » the absence of human effort, despite the uncertain nonlinear dynamics. « less
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