Robust controller designs for electrically stimulated muscle systems critically depend on muscle nonlinearities. Experimental and mathematical modeling results are presented which demonstrate that nonlinear muscle length-tension curves cause magnitude dependent stability conditions for proportional closed-loop positioning systems. These results have applications in the design of clinical neural prostheses for returning function to spinal cord injured persons.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Proceedings of the American Control Conference|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|