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Control of 3D Human Arm Impedance

Abstract Humans have an inherent capability of performing highly dexterous and skillful tasks with their arms, involving maintaining posture, movement and interacting with the environment. The latter requires for them to control the dynamic characteristics of the upper limb musculoskeletal system. Inertia, damping and stiffness, a measure of mechanical impedance, gives a strong representation of these characteristics. Many previous studies have shown that the arm posture is a dominant factor for determining the end point impedance in a horizontal plane (transverse plane). The objective of this thesis is to characterize end point impedance of the human arm in the three dimensional (3D) space. Moreover, it investigates and models the control of the ar... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Patel, Harshil (Author) / Artemiadis, Panagiotis (Advisor) / Berman, Spring (Committee member) / Helms Tillery, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Robotics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 72 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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