Admittance-adaptive model-based cancellation of biodynamic feedthrough

Joost Venrooij, Mark Mulder, David A. Abbink, Marinus M. Van Paassen, Max Mulder, Frans C.T. Van Der Helm, Heinrich H. Bülthoff

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Biodynamic feedthrough (BDFT) is the feedthrough of vehicle accelerations through the human body, leading to involuntary control device inputs. BDFT is a relevant problem as it reduces control performance in a large range of vehicles under various circumstances. This paper proposes an approach to mitigate BDFT. What differentiates this method from other mitigation approaches is that it accounts for adaptations in the neuromuscular dynamics of the human body. It is known that BDFT is strongly dependent on these dynamics. The approach was tested, as proof-of-concept, in an experiment in a motion simulator where participants were asked to fly a simulated vehicle through a virtual tunnel. By evaluating the performance with and without motion disturbance active and with and without cancellation active, the performance of the cancellation approach was evaluated. Results showed that the cancellation approach was successful. The detrimental effects of BDFT, such as a decrease in control performance and increase in control effort, were largely removed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6974206
Pages (from-to)1946-1951
Number of pages6
JournalConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Issue numberJanuary
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2014 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2014 Oct 52014 Oct 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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