A Feedback Controller Design for a Biomechanical Model of the Press Handstand in Gymnastics

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Özgören N. Ş., Arıtan S.

The 34th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Tsukuba, Japan, 18 - 22 July 2016, pp.909-912

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Tsukuba
  • Country: Japan
  • Page Numbers: pp.909-912
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to design a PID based control system for a biomechanical model of the press handstand in gymnastics. The model was utilized to simulate a press handstand performance of a gymnast. A total of 10 simulations were performed using different controller parameters to achieve a decent result in joint kinematics which matches with the actual performance. The results of this study showed that maximum and minimum torque values can be used as proportional gain of a P controller. This PID based feedback control model can be developed and used for classification of the control parameters among press handstands performed on different apparatuses such as rings and parallel bars in gymnastics.