Control of Movement for the Physically Disabled

Control for Rehabilitation Technology

  • Dejan B. Popović
  • Thomas Sinkjær

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dejan B. Popović, Thomas Sinkjær
    Pages 1-67
  3. Dejan B. Popović, Thomas Sinkjær
    Pages 69-123
  4. Dejan B. Popović, Thomas Sinkjær
    Pages 125-170
  5. Dejan B. Popović, Thomas Sinkjær
    Pages 171-315
  6. Dejan B. Popović, Thomas Sinkjær
    Pages 317-407
  7. Dejan B. Popović, Thomas Sinkjær
    Pages 409-411
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 413-481

About this book


Restoring motor functions has been an exciting yet frustrating research topic for the last several decades. While significant progress has occurred in the design, construction, and low level control of rehabilitation devices, researchers are up against fundamental problems in multi-sensory processing and motor control.
The aim of this book is to explore parallels in sensorimotor integration of rehabilitation devices and human extremities, addressing the basic question on how the next generation of rehabilitation devices should evolve. By bringing together experimental physiology, kinesiology, rehabilitation therapy, computer and electrical engineering, this book discusses a range of issues starting from natural and ending with artificial control.
While the ultimate goal of capturing able-bodied versatility remains elusive, this book makes an important contribution to a better understanding and design of future rehabilitation methods and devices via a simple underlying message: a topic as complex as restoration of human movements would be best addressed by collaborative, interdisciplinary research, combining high level and low level views, drawing parallels between human studies, analytic and non-analytic approaches, and integrating sensory data with motor commands. The future will hold up the expectations only as researchers become aware of advances in parallel fields, and a common vocabulary emerges.


Fuzzy Logic Matlab Modelling Simulink control filtering neural networks physiology sensor tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Dejan B. Popović
    • 1
  • Thomas Sinkjær
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Sensory Motor InteractionAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1141-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0433-9
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