Design and Trajectory Tracking Control of a Magnetorheological Prosthetic Knee Joint

Qiang Zuo, Jinpeng Zhao, Xin Mei, Feng Yi, Guoliang Hu
2021 Applied Sciences  
This paper developed a new magnetorheological (MR) prosthetic knee joint using an MR damper as the brake. According to the gait data of healthy people walking on flat ground, the structure of a MR prosthetic knee joint was expounded in detail, and its motion and dynamic model was also established. In addition, an MR damper was developed according to the specific needs of an MR prosthesis. The forward and reverse mechanical models of the MR damper were established, and its damping performance
more » ... obtained through experimental tests. In addition, to solve the problems of uncertainty and external interference in the MR prosthetic knee joint system, a second-order sliding mode controller was proposed. The experimental test results show the maximum positive error of the knee joint swing trajectory is 9.4°, which effectively tracks the reference swing trajectory.
doi:10.3390/app11188305 fatcat:rm4zbr46tvcw3boaz5lo3miqya