Natural trajectory based FES-induced swinging motion control

B. S.K.K. Ibrahim, M. O. Tokhi, M. S. Huq, S. C. Gharooni

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The use of electrical signals to restore the function of paralyzed muscles is called functional electrical stimulation (FES). FES is a promising method to restore mobility to individuals paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. FES induced movement control is a significantly challenging area, mainly emanating from various characteristics of the underlying physiological/biomechanical system. An approach of fuzzy trajectory tracking control of swinging motion optimized with genetic algorithm is presented. The results show the effectiveness of the approach in controlling FES-induced swinging motion. In this approach only the quadriceps muscle is stimulated to perform the swinging motion by controlling the amount of stimulation pulsewidth

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Mechatronics - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 17 May 201119 May 2011


Conference4th International Conference on Mechatronics
Abbreviated titleICOM 2011
CityKuala Lumpur


  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • fuzzy logic
  • genetic algorithm
  • paraplegic
  • quadriceps
  • swinging motion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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