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Natural trajectory based FES-induced swinging motion control

KSM Kader Ibrahim, Babul Salam and Tokhi, M.O. and Huq, M.S. and Gharooni, S.C. (2011) Natural trajectory based FES-induced swinging motion control. In: 4th International Conference on Mechatronics (ICOM 2011), 17-19 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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The use of electrical signals to restore the function of paralyzed muscles is called functional electrical stimulation (FES). FES is a promising method to restore mobility to individuals paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. FES induced movement control is a significantly challenging area, mainly emanating from various characteristics of the underlying physiological/biomechanical system. An approach of fuzzy trajectory tracking control of swinging motion optimized with genetic algorithm is presented. The results show the effectiveness of the approach in controlling FES-induced swinging motion. In this approach only the quadriceps muscle is stimulated to perform the swinging motion by controlling the amount of stimulation pulsewidth.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: functional electrical stimulation; fuzzy logic; genetic algorithm; swinging motion; quadriceps; paraplegic
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1040-1119 Machinery exclusive of prime movers
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2015 08:44
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015 08:44
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5911
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