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Physiological Musculoskeletal Model Identification for the Lower Limbs Control of Paraplegic Under Implanted FES

  • Benoussaad, Mourad
  • Guiraud, David
  • Poignet, Philippe
Publication Date
Oct 10, 2009
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This paper concerns the whole physiological parameters identification of a musculoskeletal model of a human subject. The patient is equipped with an implanted Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) system as part of the SUAW's European project [1]. The biomechanical model represents the knee and its associated muscles. The identification protocol is noninvasive and based on the in-vivo experimental data acquisition of a Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) patient. However, the human noninvasive identification poses problems of naccessibility to some data. The identification procedure consists of several steps, in order to identify: the anthropometrical parameters, the geometrical parameters, the joint mechanical parameters, the force-length relationship and the recruitment function. Up to now, only the quadriceps muscle is considered with the knee joint in the identification procedure. A cross-validation has been done using data set not used during the identification process. The identified model shows a satisfactory response comparing to the measured knee response, which is obtained by stimulating the quadriceps through the implanted FES system. In this work, knee model-parameters of the implanted subject were identified successfully using the noninvasive identification procedure.

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