Stability analysis of human rider's balance control of stationary bicycles

Damoon Soudbakhsh, Yang Zhang, Jingang Yi

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Abstract

Understanding human/bicycle interactions is crucial not only for enhancing bicycle (motorcycle) safety but also for designing new bicycle-based rehabilitation devices. In this paper, we present stability analysis of a human neurological control of stationary bicycles. The stability results are obtained through using the sweeping frequency method and the stability charts for time-delay dynamical systems. The results show that through only human rider's upper body movement, it is impossible to stabilize the stationary bicycle; however, with additional bicycle steering control, the riders can balance the bicycle under three delays in the neurological system. We present and illustrate these stability conditions for the systems with a set of model parameters of typical healthy riders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2755-2760
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781457710957
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 27 2012Jun 29 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Other

Other2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period6/27/126/29/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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