MOTION CONTROL OF THE RABBIT ANKLE JOINT WITH A FLAT INTERFACE NERVE ELECTRODE

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Abstract

Introduction:

A flat interface nerve electrode (FINE) has been shown to improve fascicular and subfascicular selectivity. A recently developed novel control algorithm for FINE was applied to motion control of the rabbit ankle.

Methods:

A 14-contact FINE was placed on the rabbit sciatic nerve (n = 8), and ankle joint motion was controlled for sinusoidal trajectories and filtered random trajectories. To this end, a real-time controller was implemented with a multiple-channel current stimulus isolator.

Results:

The performance test results showed good tracking performance of rabbit ankle joint motion for filtered random trajectories and sinusoidal trajectories (0.5 Hz and 1.0 Hz) with <10% average root-mean-square (RMS) tracking error, whereas the average range of ankle joint motion was between −20.0 ± 9.3° and 18.1 ± 8.8°.

Conclusions:

The proposed control algorithm enables the use of a multiple-contact nerve electrode for motion trajectory tracking control of musculoskeletal systems. Muscle Nerve52: 1088–1095, 2015

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