Speed adaptation of a small size treadmill using impedance control approach for rehabilitation

Jungwon Yoon, Auralius Manurung, Irfan Hussain

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Abstract

Automatic speed adaptation in treadmill training plays an important role in gait rehabilitation. To implement automatic speed adaptation of a treadmill belt, we have developed a novel impedance control scheme that accommodates natural movements without mechanical attachments to the user, and can estimate user-treadmill interactive forces to directly detect user intention, while simultaneously maintaining the user's position on the treadmill platform. The experimental results showed that our impedance control scheme can provide a non-intrusive, intuitive method for implementing user-selected speed on a small treadmill. The proposed technique is cost-effective, and could potentially be applied to any type of locomotion interface or gait rehabilitation system, without the use of expensive, sophisticated sensors or special treadmills.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationIntelligent Robotics and Applications - 6th International Conference, ICIRA 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages165-176
Number of pages12
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783642408519
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event6th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2013 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 25 Sep 201328 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8102 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2013
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period25/09/1328/09/13

Keywords

  • automatic speed adaptation
  • gait rehabilitation
  • Impedance control
  • treadmill

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