Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
EEC 492/592 and MCE 493/593  Prosthesis Design and Control
Fall 2014
Recommended References:
A. Bennett Wilson, A
Primer on Limb Prosthetics
D. Simon, Optimal State Estimation
D. Simon, Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms
D. Winter, Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement (fourth edition)
Recommended Weekly Seminar:
Human Motion Seminar Series  10:15 Wednesday, FH 103
Prerequisites: EEC 440 or MCE 441, and proficiency in MATLAB programming
Days, Time, and Classroom: T/Th 6:007:50, FH 309
Goals and Objectives: This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of human biomechanics, and lower limb prosthetic design and control technologies. After taking this course, students will be able to explain the similarities and differences between current prosthesis designs, the important factors in prosthesis designs, simulate prosthesis operation, design prosthesis controllers, and optimize prosthesis design and control algorithms.
Course Ethics: See www.csuohio.edu/engineering/ece/docs/Ethics%20Policy.doc
Grading Criteria:

Undergraduate 
Graduate 
Homework 
35% 
25% 
Midterm 
30% 
25% 
Project 
N/A 
25% 
Final Exam 
35% 
25% 
All exams are open book and open notes, but no electronic devices are allowed.
Homework Assignments: See http://academic.csuohio.edu/simond/courses/prosthesis/homework.htm
Project Guidelines: See http://academic.csuohio.edu/simond/courses/prosthesis/project.htm
Projects are required only from 500level students. See the course schedule below for project due dates.
Grading scale:
A 
93100 
A minus 
9093 
B plus 
8790 
B 
8387 
B minus 
8083 
C plus 
7780 (this range is a C for grad students) 
C 
7077 
D 
6070 (this range is an F for grad students) 
Instructors:

Dan Simon 
Hanz Richter 
Antonie van den Bogert 
Phone 
6875407 
6875232 
6875329 


Office 
FH 343, FH 310 
FH 242, FH 25 
FH 246, FH 232 
Office Hours 
T 3:305:30 
MW 4:006:00 
MW 2:004:00 
Course Schedule:
Week 
Date 
Instructor 
Topic 
Notes 
1 
Tues. Aug. 26 
Simon 
Introduction 

Thurs. Aug. 28 
Simon 
Introduction 


2 
Tues. Sep. 2 
Richter 
Robot kinematics, dynamics, models 

Thurs. Sep. 4 
Richter 
Robot kinematics, dynamics, models 







3 
Tues. Sep. 9 
van den Bogert 
Biomechanics 

Thurs. Sep. 11 
van den Bogert 
Biomechanics 

4 
Tues. Sep. 16 
Simon 
State estimation 

Thurs. Sep. 18 
Simon 
State estimation 

5 
Tues. Sep. 23 
Simon 
State estimation 

Thurs. Sep. 25 
van den Bogert 
Measurements and signal processing 

6 
Tues. Sep. 30 
van den Bogert 
Measurements and signal processing 

Thurs. Oct. 2 
Richter 


7 
Tues. Oct. 7 
Richter 
Electromechanical power conversion 

Thurs. Oct. 9 

Midterm 


8 
Tues. Oct. 14 
Richter 
Robot drive systems 

Thurs. Oct. 16 
van den Bogert 
Kinematics, kinetics, amputee gait 

9 
Tues. Oct. 21 
van den Bogert 
Kinematics, kinetics, amputee gait 

Thurs. Oct. 23 
Richter 
Robot control 


10 
Tues. Oct. 28 
Richter 
Robot control 

Thurs. Oct. 30 
Richter 
Prosthesis control 
Due  Project Letter of Intent 

11 
Tues. Nov. 4 
Simon 


Thurs. Nov. 6 
Simon 


12 
Tues. Nov. 11 

Holiday 

Thurs. Nov. 13 
Simon 
Evolutionary Optimization 
Due  Project Proposal 

13 
Tues. Nov. 18 
Simon 
Evolutionary Optimization 

Thurs. Nov. 20 
van den Bogert 


14 
Tues. Nov. 25 
van den Bogert 


Thurs. Nov. 27 

Holiday 


15 
Tues. Dec. 2 

Project Presentations 
Due  Project Report 
Thurs. Dec. 4 

Project Presentations 


16 
Tues. Dec. 9 

No Class 

Thurs. Dec. 11 

Final Exam, 6:00 PM 

ABET objectives:
Electrical
Engineering:
(1) Practice electrical engineering in one or
more of the following areas: communications, computers, controls, power
electronics, and power systems
(2) Define and diagnose problems, and provide
and implement electrical engineering solutions in an industrial environment
(6) Develop knowledge beyond the
undergraduate level and keep current with advancements in electrical
engineering
Mechanical
Engineering:
(2) Practice mechanical engineering in environments that require a variety
of roles including engineering problem definition, application of advanced
methods of analysis, problem diagnosing, and solution of realworld engineering
design problems that are subject to realistic constraints such as cost, safety,
etc.
(3) Actively contribute in a multidisciplinary
engineering environment
(4) Enhance knowledge beyond the BS level, engage
in lifelong learning, and keep current with advancements in engineering and
technology.
ABET outcomes:
Electrical and
Mechanical Engineering:
(a) Apply knowledge of mathematics, science
and engineering
(b) Design and conduct engineering
experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
(c) Design a system, component, or process to
meet desired needs
(e) Identify, formulate, and solve
engineering problems
(g) Communicate effectively
(h) Understand the impact of engineering
solutions in a global and societal context
(j) Knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) Use the techniques, skills, and modern
engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Last Revised: November 25, 2014