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Admittance-based Upper Limb Robotic Active and Active-assistive Movements


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Ochoa Luna, Cristóbal et Rahman, Mohammad Habibur et Saad, Maarouf et Archambault, Philippe S. et Ferrer, Steven Bruce. 2015. « Admittance-based Upper Limb Robotic Active and Active-assistive Movements ». International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, vol. 12.

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This paper presents two rehabilitation schemes for patients with upper limb impairments. The first is an active-assistive scheme based on the trajectory tracking of predefined paths in Cartesian space. In it, the system allows for an adjustable degree of variation with respect to ideal tracking. The amount of variation is determined through an admittance function that depends on the opposition forces exerted on the system by the user, due to possible impairments. The coefficients of the function allow the adjustment of the degree of assistance the robot will provide in order to complete the target trajectory. The second scheme corresponds to active movements in a constrained space. Here, the same admittance function is applied; however, in this case, it is unattached to a predefined trajectory and instead connected to one generated in real time, according to the user’s intended movements. This allows the user to move freely with the robot in order to track a given path. The free movement is bounded through the use of virtual walls that do not allow users to exceed certain limits. A human-machine interface was developed to guide the robot’s user.

Type de document: Article publié dans une revue, révisé par les pairs
Saad, Maarouf
Affiliation: Génie électrique
Date de dépôt: 29 oct. 2015 15:19
Dernière modification: 08 juin 2017 14:56
URI: http://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/11704

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