Model Based Feedback Control for FES CyclingBy Kim, C.S.; Eom, G.M.; Khang, G.; Hase, K.; RESNA 27th International Annual Conference 2004: Technology & Disability: Research, Design, Practice, & Policy,
Publication Date: 2004
Paper discusses the use of a computer simulation model in investigating functional electrical stimulation (FES) used to create a cycling motion in the legs of people with spinal cord injuries. The human body was simulated by creating a system where each joint was controlled by pair of neurons. Through the simulation, the researchers found that a cycling motion could be created by stimulating only knee extensors and flexors. The cycling motion was optimized though a genetic algorithm. The methods employed by the researchers is expected to mark the beginning of the creation of a new rehabilitative tool for people with spinal cord injuries. Implications for further research are discussed.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)