A Mechatronics-twin Framework based on Stewart Platform for Effective Exploration of Operational Behaviors of Prosthetic Sockets with Amputees

Dejiu Chen, Suranjan Ottikkutti, Kaveh Tahmasebi

2022

Abstract

A Stewart platform is a six-degree-of-freedom parallel manipulator widely used as the motion base for flight simulators, antenna positioning systems, machine tool technology, etc. This work presents a novel mechatronics-twin framework that integrates such a manipulator with advanced biomechanical models and simulations for effective exploration of operational behaviors of prosthetic sockets with amputees. By means of the biomechanical models and simulations, the framework allows the users to first analyze the fundamental operational characteristics of individual amputees according to their specific body geometries, pelvis-femur structures, sizes of transfemoral sockets, etc. Such operational characteristics are then fed to one Stewart platform as the reference control signals for the generation of dynamic loads and behaviors of prosthetic sockets that are otherwise difficult to observe or realize with the real amputees. Experiments in form of integration testing show that the proposed control strategy is capable of generating expected dynamic operational conditions. Currently, the mechatronics-twin framework supports a wide range of biomechanical configurations and the quantification of the respective intra-socket load conditions for socket design optimization and anomaly detection.

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Chen D., Ottikkutti S. and Tahmasebi K. (2022). A Mechatronics-twin Framework based on Stewart Platform for Effective Exploration of Operational Behaviors of Prosthetic Sockets with Amputees. In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-552-4, pages 74-83. DOI: 10.5220/0010838600003123


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices22,
author={Dejiu Chen and Suranjan Ottikkutti and Kaveh Tahmasebi},
title={A Mechatronics-twin Framework based on Stewart Platform for Effective Exploration of Operational Behaviors of Prosthetic Sockets with Amputees},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2022},
pages={74-83},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010838600003123},
isbn={978-989-758-552-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - A Mechatronics-twin Framework based on Stewart Platform for Effective Exploration of Operational Behaviors of Prosthetic Sockets with Amputees
SN - 978-989-758-552-4
AU - Chen D.
AU - Ottikkutti S.
AU - Tahmasebi K.
PY - 2022
SP - 74
EP - 83
DO - 10.5220/0010838600003123