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Intermittent control explains human motor remnant without additive noise

A Mamma, H Gollee, PJ Gawthrop, ID Loram

2011 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2011 | Published : 2011

Abstract

Early work on modelling the human motion control system showed that only a part of the corresponding motion signals could be described in terms of a deterministic linear continuous-time model of the human control system. It was suggested that the unexplained part, called the remnant, could be modelled by adding a noise signal with a carefully chosen frequency spectrum. Intermittent control provides an alternative description of the human controller which includes a sampling mechanism. This paper suggests that the remnant can be explained by assuming that this sampling mechanism is not uniform; the addition of a noise signal is not required using this assumption. The approach of this paper is..

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