Gait training robot with intermittent force application based on prediction of minimum toe clearance

Tamon Miyake*, Masakatsu G. Fujie, Shigeki Sugano

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研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

Adaptive assistance of gait training robots has been determined to improve gait performance through motion assistance. An important control role during walking is to avoid tripping by controlling minimum toe clearance (MTC), which is an indicator of tripping risk, to avoid its decrease among gait cycles. No conventional gait training robots can adjust assistance timing based on MTC. In this paper, we propose a system that applies force intermittently based on the MTC prediction algorithm to encourage people to avoid lowering the MTC. This prediction algorithm is based on a radial basis function network, the input data of which include the angles, angular velocities, and angular accelerations of the hip, knee, and ankle joints in the sagittal and coronal planes at toe-off. The cable-driven system that can switch between assistance and non-assistance modes applies force when the predicted MTC is lower than the mean value. Nine participants were asked to walk on a treadmill, and we tested the effect of the system. The MTC data before, during, and after the assistance phase were analyzed for 120 s. The results showed that the minimum and first quartile values of MTC could be increased after the assistance phase.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ3416-3422
ページ数7
ISBN(電子版)9781728162126
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2020 10月 24
イベント2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020 - Las Vegas, United States
継続期間: 2020 10月 242021 1月 24

出版物シリーズ

名前IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN(印刷版)2153-0858
ISSN(電子版)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020
国/地域United States
CityLas Vegas
Period20/10/2421/1/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • ソフトウェア
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用

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