The purpose of this paper is to present the static and dynamic characteristics of the rehabilitation joint.
The rehabilitation joint is driven by pneumatic muscle actuators (PMAs). Rehabilitation robot is normally composed of several rehabilitation joints. The static and dynamic characteristics of the rehabilitation joint are important for control of the rehabilitation robot. Analysis and modeling of the rehabilitation joint is based on experiments.
The static model of the PMA is obtained by the method of curve fitting and achieved better precision compared to the existing representative models. A second‐order model fits the dynamic characteristic of the rehabilitation joint better than a first order one.
The rehabilitation joint and the patient's joint combine to make an independent system, and the unstable factors of the patient's joint make it difficult in precisely modeling the rehabilitation joint.
The characteristics of the rehabilitation joint are all based on the data that were recorded in a series of with experiments, the same with modeling of the rehabilitation joint.
Jiang, X., Xiong, C., Sun, R., Huang, X. and Xiong, Y. (2011), "Static and dynamic characteristics of rehabilitation joint powered by pneumatic muscles", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 5, pp. 486-491. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439911111154054
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