Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
N. Babu Rajendra Kurup, M. Puchinger, M. Gföhler:
"Dynamically Optimized Muscle Activity Patterns From A Novel Handle Based Propulsion Movement For A Wheelchair";
Talk: 35th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports,
- 2017-06-18; in: "International Society of Biomechanics Conference Proceedings",
N. Babu Rajendra Kurup, M. Puchinger, M. Gföhler (ed.);
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS),
German Sport University Cologne, Köln (Cologne)
Paper ID 35,
The purpose of this study was to determine the muscle activity patterns resulting from dynamic optimization of a novel continuous wheelchair propulsion movement having a circularity ratio of 0.89.
For the study four major muscle groups were selected and a bang-bang control strategy was adopted to reduce the complexity and time for the optimization with a cost function to increase the net propulsion power. The successful completion of the optimization resulted in muscle excitation and activation curves for each actuator and a net power > 30 watts. The proposed propulsion mechanism can act as a substitute for the normal propulsion mechanisms used in daily life and sports activities
wheelchair, optimization, muscle activity
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