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Static and dynamic characteristics of rehabilitation joint powered by pneumatic muscles

Static and dynamic characteristics of rehabilitation joint powered by pneumatic muscles Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the static and dynamic characteristics of the rehabilitation joint. Design/methodology/approach – The rehabilitation joint is driven by pneumatic muscle actuators (PMAs). Rehabilitation robot is normally composed of several rehabilitation joints. The static and dynamic characteristics of the rehabilitation joint are important for control of the rehabilitation robot. Analysis and modeling of the rehabilitation joint is based on experiments. Findings – The static model of the PMA is obtained by the method of curve fitting and achieved better precision compared to the existing representative models. A second‐order model fits the dynamic characteristic of the rehabilitation joint better than a first order one. Research limitations/implications – The rehabilitation joint and the patient's joint combine to make an independent system, and the unstable factors of the patient's joint make it difficult in precisely modeling the rehabilitation joint. Originality/value – The characteristics of the rehabilitation joint are all based on the data that were recorded in a series of with experiments, the same with modeling of the rehabilitation joint. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Robot: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

Static and dynamic characteristics of rehabilitation joint powered by pneumatic muscles

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0143-991X
DOI
10.1108/01439911111154054
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the static and dynamic characteristics of the rehabilitation joint. Design/methodology/approach – The rehabilitation joint is driven by pneumatic muscle actuators (PMAs). Rehabilitation robot is normally composed of several rehabilitation joints. The static and dynamic characteristics of the rehabilitation joint are important for control of the rehabilitation robot. Analysis and modeling of the rehabilitation joint is based on experiments. Findings – The static model of the PMA is obtained by the method of curve fitting and achieved better precision compared to the existing representative models. A second‐order model fits the dynamic characteristic of the rehabilitation joint better than a first order one. Research limitations/implications – The rehabilitation joint and the patient's joint combine to make an independent system, and the unstable factors of the patient's joint make it difficult in precisely modeling the rehabilitation joint. Originality/value – The characteristics of the rehabilitation joint are all based on the data that were recorded in a series of with experiments, the same with modeling of the rehabilitation joint.

Journal

Industrial Robot: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 23, 2011

Keywords: Pneumatic muscle actuator (PMA); Rehabilitation joint; Rehabilitation; Static model; Dynamic model; Robots

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