Trinamic Able To Effectively Support Efforts To Reproduce Human Motion With Reliability, Precision, and Form
Jan 15, 2017
When motor control technology becomes a part of the human body, requirements for component size and the reliability of the control system are immeasurably increased. The completion of the first prosthetic leg with two active joints was made possible in a short time thanks to integrated FOC control system components – just in time for the Cybathlon in Zurich.
Trinamic is able to effectively support efforts to reproduce human motion with sophisticated integration of hardware and software combined with reliability, precision, and form.
Even if motorized prosthetics aren’t considered life-critical systems like pacemakers, for example, using an actuator as a part of the body demands a high level of device durability and reliability. At the same time, the actuators and their control systems must fit within the dimensions of natural limbs. The space available for an ankle-actuator in particular is therefore very limited.
To make the replacement of various joints with various levels of assistance possible over the long-term, the control system must be modular. Variations of basic designs will be available for different battery voltages and power classes; to do this, the functional components i.e. the motor control, sensors and the central processor (which runs the physiological movement AI) are designed as individual components to be mounted together in a very small space.
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