Closed-loop control of FES supported standing up and sitting down using Virtual Reference Feedback Tuning

Fabio Previdi, Maurizio Ferrarin, Sergio M. Savaresi, Sergio Bittanti

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Abstract

This work is focused on the design of closed-loop controllers for FES-supported standing up and sitting down. This task is a difficult one, due to the lack of stability of the considered system and to its nonlinear dynamic behaviour. In this paper, a control strategy based on two nested control loops is presented. The inner loop is based on a linear PID controller that stabilizes the system. The outer loop is designed using the Virtual Reference Feedback Tuning (VRFT) strategy, that allows a fast and easy tuning of the controller starting from a single I/O data set. Both linear and nonlinear control laws are implemented exploiting the VRFT algorithms. Simulation results show that the proposed technique is effective in controlling a paraplegic patient in FES-based standing up and sitting down.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1182
Number of pages10
JournalControl Engineering Practice
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Virtual reference feedback tuning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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