Gait Neural Network for Human-Exoskeleton Interaction

Bin Fang, Quan Zhou, Fuchun Sun, Jianhua Shan, Ming Wang, Cheng Xiang, Qin Zhang
2020 Frontiers in Neurorobotics  
Robotic exoskeletons are developed with the aim of enhancing convenience and physical possibilities in daily life. However, at present, these devices lack sufficient synchronization with human movements. To optimize human-exoskeleton interaction, this article proposes a gait recognition and prediction model, called the gait neural network (GNN), which is based on the temporal convolutional network. It consists of an intermediate network, a target network, and a recognition and prediction model.
more » ... The novel structure of the algorithm can make full use of the historical information from sensors. The performance of the GNN is evaluated based on the publicly available HuGaDB dataset, as well as on data collected by an inertial-based wearable motion capture device. The results show that the proposed approach is highly effective and achieves superior performance compared with existing methods.
doi:10.3389/fnbot.2020.00058 pmid:33192431 pmcid:PMC7658381 fatcat:vbspn7tvdbd3dkxxenc5y7b2oy