Impedance-based control of the MIT-skywalker

Panagiotis Artemiadis, Hermano Igo Krebs

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Abstract

Walking impairments are a common sequela of neurological injury, severely affecting the quality of life of both adults and children. Gait therapy is the traditional approach to ameliorate the problem by re-training the nervous system and there have been some attempts to mechanize such approach. In this paper, we present a novel impedance controller for the MIT-Skywalker. In contrast to previous approaches in mechanized gait therapy, the MIT-Skywalker does not impose a rigid kinematics pattern of normal gait on impaired walkers. Instead, it takes advantage of the concept of passive walkers and the natural dynamics of the lower extremity in order to deliver more "ecological" therapy. The proposed closed-loop control scheme can regulate the interaction between the walker and the treadmill and can provide the appropriate feedback to the walker during stance phase as well as at heel-strike and toe-off. Simulation results prove the feasibility of the impedance-based control scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010
Pages389-396
Number of pages8
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Sep 12 2010Sep 15 2010

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OtherASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period9/12/109/15/10

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  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Artemiadis, P., & Krebs, H. I. (2010). Impedance-based control of the MIT-skywalker. In ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010 (Vol. 1, pp. 389-396) https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2010-4186

Impedance-based control of the MIT-skywalker. / Artemiadis, Panagiotis; Krebs, Hermano Igo.

ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. Vol. 1 2010. p. 389-396.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Artemiadis, P & Krebs, HI 2010, Impedance-based control of the MIT-skywalker. in ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. vol. 1, pp. 389-396, ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010, Cambridge, MA, United States, 9/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2010-4186
Artemiadis P, Krebs HI. Impedance-based control of the MIT-skywalker. In ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. Vol. 1. 2010. p. 389-396 https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2010-4186
Artemiadis, Panagiotis ; Krebs, Hermano Igo. / Impedance-based control of the MIT-skywalker. ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. Vol. 1 2010. pp. 389-396
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