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Title: Design of a robust active fuzzy parallel distributed compensation anti-vibration controller for a hand-glove system
Authors: Rajabpour, Leila
Hazlina Selamat
Barzegar, Alireza
Mohamad Fadzli Haniff
Keywords: Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Rajabpour, L., Hazlina Selamat, Barzegar, A. & Mohamad Fadzli Haniff (2021). Design of a robust active fuzzy parallel distributed compensation anti-vibration controller for a hand-glove system. PeerJ Computer Science, 7, e756-.
Journal: PeerJ Computer Science 
Abstract: Undesirable vibrations resulting from the use of vibrating hand-held tools decrease the tool performance and user productivity. In addition, prolonged exposure to the vibration can cause ergonomic injuries known as the hand-arm vibration syndrome (HVAS). Therefore, it is very important to design a vibration suppression mechanism that can isolate or suppress the vibration transmission to the users' hands to protect them from HAVS. While viscoelastic materials in anti-vibration gloves are used as the passive control approach, an active vibration control has shown to be more effective but requires the use of sensors, actuators and controllers. In this paper, the design of a controller for an anti-vibration glove is presented. The aim is to keep the level of vibrations transferred from the tool to the hands within a healthy zone. The paper also describes the formulation of the hand-glove system's mathematical model and the design of a fuzzy parallel distributed compensation (PDC) controller that can cater for different hand masses. The performances of the proposed controller are evaluated through simulations and the results are benchmarked with two other active vibration control techniques-proportional integral derivative (PID) controller and active force controller (AFC). The simulation results show a superior performance of the proposed controller over the benchmark controllers. The designed PDC controller is able to suppress the vibration transferred to the user's hand 93% and 85% better than the PID controller and the AFC, respectively.
ISSN: 2376-5992
DOI: 10.7717/peerj-cs.756
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
Rights: © 2021 Rajabpour et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, reproduction and adaptation in any medium and for any purpose provided that it is properly attributed. For attribution, the original author(s), title, publication source (PeerJ Computer Science) and either DOI or URL of the article must be cited.
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