Foot Modelling for Investigating Foot-Drop Problem Using Biomechanical Legs

Omer Eldirdiry, Riadh Zaier, Fady Alnajjar, Amur Al-Yahmedi, Issam Bahadur

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Abstract

This paper discusses the structure of biologically inspired mechanical legs and proposes a new model representation of the feet. The proposed model is developed as a research platform in order to simulate, study, and solve various cases of foot-drop problems. This research presents the overall model of biomechanical legs and illustrates in more details the structure of the ankle and toe-joints, which have direct impact on the locomotion pattern in the presence of the foot-drop problem. A case of a pathological gait with a foot-drop is presented. A conventional feedback controller is used to correct the trajectory of the ankle. The simulation results demonstrate that the trajectory of the foot is corrected and a normal gait can be exhibited.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682715
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 14 2019
Event2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 26 2019Apr 10 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period3/26/194/10/19

Keywords

  • ankle-joint
  • biomechanical-legs
  • control
  • feedback-controller
  • foot-drop
  • model
  • simulaion
  • toe-joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites

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