An Examination of Stimulation Timing Patterns for Mobile FES Cycling Under Closed-Loop Control of Low Cycling Speed

Takashi Watanabe, Taukmi Tadano

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Abstract

Pedaling wheelchair can be effective in rehabilitation training of lower limbs of paralyzed subjects by combination with functional electrical stimulation (FES). Since FES cycling training with cycling ergometer suggested that different effects were obtained under different cycling speeds, control of cycling speed is required for mobile FES cycling system in its use at rehabilitation. In this paper, closed-loop control of low cycling speed (0.2 m/s) of the mobile FES cycling was examined with 3 neurologically intact subjects, because a preliminary test of closed-loop control of low speed cycling showed backward propulsion. Two stimulation timing patterns based on EMG signals measured under different cycling speeds were tested in the closed-loop control. The stimulation timing pattern based on muscle activation timing measured under the cycling speed near the target speed was suggested to be effective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages1106-1110
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume21
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Watanabe, T., & Tadano, T. (2019). An Examination of Stimulation Timing Patterns for Mobile FES Cycling Under Closed-Loop Control of Low Cycling Speed. In Biosystems and Biorobotics (pp. 1106-1110). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 21). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01845-0_221