Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Minimization of Muscle Fatigue as the Criterion to Solve Muscle Forces-Sharing Problem

[+] Author Affiliations
Reza Sharif Razavian, John McPhee

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Paper No. DSCC2015-9678, pp. V001T15A001; 8 pages
  • ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • Volume 1: Adaptive and Intelligent Systems Control; Advances in Control Design Methods; Advances in Non-Linear and Optimal Control; Advances in Robotics; Advances in Wind Energy Systems; Aerospace Applications; Aerospace Power Optimization; Assistive Robotics; Automotive 2: Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Automotive 3: Internal Combustion Engines; Automotive Engine Control; Battery Management; Bio Engineering Applications; Biomed and Neural Systems; Connected Vehicles; Control of Robotic Systems
  • Columbus, Ohio, USA, October 28–30, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5724-3
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


The application of functional electrical stimulation (FES) to muscles quickly fatigues them. Our research goal is to determine the optimal control of FES signals that delay the fatigue for as long as possible. In this research we have used a physiology-based mathematical model of muscle fatigue, to study the behaviour of a musculoskeletal system during a prolonged exercise. To solve the redundant problem of muscle force sharing, we have used a time-dependent fatigue minimization objective instead of the usual activation-based minimization criteria. Our results showed that muscle co-activation, as seen in natural human motion, does not necessarily minimize muscle fatigue.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME
Topics: Fatigue , Muscle



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In