Experimental study and modeling of equilibrium point trajectory control in single and double joint arm movements

Kai Chen, Katharine Swift, Richard A. Foulds, Sergei Adamovich

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Abstract

This paper discusses a new model of neuromuscular control of elbow and shoulder joints based on the Equilibrium Point Hypothesis (EPH). The earlier model [1] suggests that the incorporation of relative damping within reflex loops can maintain the dynamic simplicity of the EPH, while being robust over the range of human joint velocities. The model presented here, extends previous work with the use of experimental Electromyography data of 2 muscles to determine the timing parameters of the virtual trajectories and the inclusion of physiological time delays to account for neural transmission and muscle stimulation/activation delays. This model uses delays presented in the literature by other researchers, with a goal of contributing to a resolution of arguments regarding the controversial arguments in the planning sequences. Therefore, this study attempts to demonstrate the possibility for using descending CNS signals to represent relatively simple, monotonie virtual trajectories of the time varying Equilibrium Point for the control of human arm movement. In addition, the study demonstrates that these virtual trajectories were robust enough to control and coordinated movement of elbow and shoulder joints discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages355-359
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780791843758
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2009Nov 19 2009

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009
CountryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period11/13/0911/19/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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