Design and development of the advanced control system for spinal simulators

My PhD objectives in brief are as follows:

  1. Specify and design a new control system such that the software complies with necessary regulation and international testing standards such as ISO 18192-1.
  2. Development of the control design to allow interchange between force/torque vs displacement control for the implant under test.
  3. Input real waveforms of patient models of different age group and sex obtained from Leeds Teaching Hospital and compare them with standard ISO profiles.
  4. Verify and validate the code for the control design.
Figure 1. Speed feedback of a DC motor (left) and FE angle of a cervical spine (right) reproduced from ISO-18192-1

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. 

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