Muscle Force Estimation Model for Gait Rehabilitation

  • Ye Ma
  • Shane XieEmail author
  • Yanxin Zhang


In this chapter a patient-specific muscle force estimation model (PMFE) is proposed. Muscle forces calculated by the PMFE based on a patient’s musculoskeletal model serve as control inputs to control antagonistic air muscles. The PMFE is an anatomy-based inverse dynamic-static optimisation model aiming to fulfil the requirements for controlling a human-inspired rehabilitation robot via muscle forces. It is targeted at providing real-time force assistance during gait. The PMFE is based on a 2D computer-generated musculoskeletal model, which computes anatomical parameters and time-variable moment arms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  4. 4.Ningbo UniversityNingboChina

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