Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Lynch
#1: An introduction to advanced control strategies for FES researchers.
#2: Sliding mode control of neuroprostheses in individuals with spinal cord injuries.
Speaker: Dr. Warren Dixon
#3: Lyapunov-based control: Tutorial
#4: Lyapunov-based hybrid and optimal control for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Speaker: Dr. Nitin Sharma
#5: Robust and adaptive nonlinear controllers for NMES
#6: Predictor-based controller for compensating electromechanical delay during NMES
Speaker: Dr. Abbas Erfanian
#7: Title: TBD
Workshop Description: Full Day
Many FES researchers are familiar with basic control concepts, but do not have the tools necessary to understand and use advanced linear and nonlinear control methods. This workshop will provide an introduction to these contemporary control strategies, and will equip the FES researcher to start implementing these concepts in neuromodulation applications. Specific examples of advanced closed-loop FES control methodologies will be presented by the speakers, including the practical considerations involved in controlling electrically stimulated muscle contractions in individuals who have neurological disabilities.
Minimum number of attendees: 20