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, Köln; 2017-06-14 - 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) (2017), Paper ID 35, 4 pages.

English abstract:
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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