Design and development of the advanced control system for spinal simulators
My PhD objectives in brief are as follows:
- Specify and design a new control system such that the software complies with necessary regulation and international testing standards such as ISO 18192-1.
- Development of the control design to allow interchange between force/torque vs displacement control for the implant under test.
- Input real waveforms of patient models of different age group and sex obtained from Leeds Teaching Hospital and compare them with standard ISO profiles.
- Verify and validate the code for the control design.
Figures illustrated above are some preliminary results obtained to demonstrate speed control of a DC motor simulating the Flexion-Extension (FE) angle of a Cervical spine, depicted on the right side in Fig 1.