A framework for biodynamic feedthrough analysis - Part I: Theoretical foundations

Joost Venrooij, Marinus M. Van Paassen, Mark Mulder, David A. Abbink, Max Mulder, Frans C.T. Van Der Helm, Heinrich H. Bülthoff

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


Biodynamic feedthrough (BDFT) is a complex phenomenon, which has been studied for several decades. However, there is little consensus on how to approach the BDFT problem in terms of definitions, nomenclature, and mathematical descriptions. In this paper, a framework for biodynamic feedthrough analysis is presented. The goal of this framework is two-fold. First, it provides some common ground between the seemingly large range of different approaches existing in the BDFT literature. Second, the framework itself allows for gaining new insights into BDFT phenomena. It will be shown how relevant signals can be obtained from measurement, how different BDFT dynamics can be derived from them, and how these different dynamics are related. Using the framework, BDFT can be dissected into several dynamical relationships, each relevant in understanding BDFT phenomena in more detail. The presentation of the BDFT framework is divided into two parts. This paper, Part I, addresses the theoretical foundations of the framework. Part II, which is also published in this issue, addresses the validation of the framework. The work is presented in two separate papers to allow for a detailed discussion of both the framework's theoretical background and its validation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6810187
Pages (from-to)1686-1698
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept


  • BDFT to forces
  • BDFT to positions
  • biodynamic feedthrough
  • control device feedthrough
  • force disturbance feedthrough
  • neuromuscular admittance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'A framework for biodynamic feedthrough analysis - Part I: Theoretical foundations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this