Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—A driver operates the accelerattion pedal by perceiving reaction force in driving a car. In pedal design, it is necessary to design a reaction force characteristic that can improve the pedal operation feeling and the car acceleration feeling. In order to investigate the reaction force characteristic of the acceleration pedal, an ankle power-assist system which is able to assist the pedal operation of the car driver based on electromyographic (EMG) signals is developed. The effectiveness of the proposed power-assist system was evaluated under three kinds of driving postures.
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