کنترل یادگیری تکراری مبتنی بر روش نیوتن برای توانبخشی کمک به ربات با استفاده از FES
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|27709||2014||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Mechatronics, Available online 9 May 2014
Precise control of useful movement is critical in providing effective upper limb stroke rehabilitation using functional electrical stimulation (FES). To address the lack of accuracy currently available in clinical practice, this paper develops a general framework based on iterative learning control (ILC), an approach that has been successfully employed in three clinical treatment trials. An upper limb model is first developed to encompass unconstrained movements of the upper arm. In line with clinical need, additional assistance is then incorporated via a general class of robotic support mechanism. An iterative learning scheme is then developed to enable a subset of joint angles to be controlled via stimulation of an arbitrary set of muscles. This scheme is the first ILC approach which explicitly addresses coupled multivariable nonlinear dynamics in upper-limb rehabilitation, enforcing convergence over multiple executions of a reaching task. Experiments with six participants confirm practical utility and performance.
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the UK with 150,000 new cases each year. Half of all acute stroke patients have a significant impairment of one arm, of whom only 14% regain useful function. Current treatments are of limited effectiveness and only 5% of survivors with severe paralysis regain upper limb function . In recent years new technologies have emerged to reduce impairment post-stroke, including rehabilitation robots  and electrical stimulation , which facilitate intense practice of movement in a motivating environment. Rehabilitation robots are active or passive supporting devices that allow patients to practice tasks . The sensory feedback gained through repetition enables cortical reorganization in the brain that can bring about functional recovery. Similarly, functional electrical stimulation (FES) directly activates weak or paralyzed muscles, and is another method of driving neuroplastic cortical changes to enable recovery. FES is supported by a growing body of clinical evidence , and theoretical support from neurophysiology  and motor learning  which shows that the therapeutic benefit increases when it is applied co-incidently with a patient’s own voluntary intention . Hence FES must precisely assist the patient’s own voluntary task completion, in order to maximize functional recovery. A large number of FES control techniques have been applied to the upper limb, but few that are capable of providing high accuracy have transferred to trials with patients . Here model-based feedback approaches are crucial to address the highly complex, time-varying dynamics, but in the clinical domain there is substantial difficulty in obtaining an accurate model, minimal set-up or identification time, and reduced control over environmental factors. In upper limb patient trials the applied control signal remains mostly open-loop, triggered , or is based on electromyographic (EMG)  and  or electroencephalographic (EEG) feedback  and  to provide a measure of patients’ voluntary intention. Closed-loop control of upper limb movement has transferred to clinical practice in only a small number of cases, and most do not use a model of the biomechanical system  and . Used mainly with spinal cord injury patients, one of the few advanced methods comprises artificial neural networks (ANNs), which create a mapping between muscle activity and kinematic variables ,  and . However such model-free approaches have limited ability to adapt to changing physiological conditions, must be re-trained for use with different movements (requiring kinematic and EMG data collected from unimpaired participants performing similar movements), and do not permit detailed performance and stability analysis. Iterative learning control (ILC) is one model-based approach that has been applied in three clinical rehabilitation trials with stroke patients. In the first, FES was applied to the triceps muscle to assist patients’ completion of a reaching task. In particular, the patients’ hand was strapped to a robot and they attempted to follow a target moving along an illuminated elliptical track. The patients attempted this task six times, and between each one the ILC algorithm updated the stimulation to be applied on the next attempt using a dynamic model of the arm  and . The use of a model replaces the need for unimpaired participant data to map between intended movement and required control action, as in the case of ANN approaches. A second rehabilitation platform, shown in Fig. 1, was developed to extend the approach to assist 3D arm movements. This system presented virtual reality tracking tasks to the patient, and applied FES to two muscles in the arm and shoulder . Here a commercially available passive mechanism provided support against gravity. For each system unparalleled levels of tracking accuracy were achieved by ILC  and , which translated into statistically significant results across a range of outcome measures when used in clinical trials with stroke patients spanning 18–25 treatment sessions  and .The controllers previously used have combined partial linearization with linear single-input, single-output (SISO) ILC schemes that neglected the dynamics of unstimulated joints. In constrast, this paper applies a multivariable, nonlinear ILC scheme within FES-based stroke rehabilitation for the first time. The generality of the underlying system representation enables widespread application across different supports and choice of stimulated muscles. It also encorporates the effects of uncontrolled joints to improve tracking accuracy of the controlled ones, as well as providing conditions for the stability of the uncontrolled joints. The ILC approach employed in this paper extends Newton method based ILC to multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) continuous-time dynamics. It also embed for the first time the ability to track subsets of outputs using subsets of inputs. The contents is arranged as follows: Section 2 develops a model of the upper limb and robotic support. Sections 3 and 4 contain ILC algorithm derivation and experimental results respectively, and conclusions are given in Section 5.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper addresses limitations of current upper limb FES control approaches through implementation and assessment of a MIMO model-based ILC scheme which can incorporate explicit coupling between controlled variables. Its ability to address nonlinear dynamics replaces the linearizing action previously employed, simplifying design as well as removing constraints on the number of stimulated muscles and controlled joints. FES is used in combination with a 3D rehabilitation robot platform to ensure patient safety in a controlled environment, and through control of specified muscles, aligns FES application with the needs of clinical practice. The support structure employed is widely available and of a common type, ensuring that the controllers developed are of wide-ranging relevance. However, the general form of the scheme presented means it has scope for use with a broader range of robot devices, simpler mechanical supports as well as orthotic devices. The schemes have already shown precise tracking ability in a clinical setting, and future work will entail extension to the hand and wrist to maximize potential of treatment to train increasingly functional tasks.