Comparison of hand and forearm muscle pairs in controlling of a novel myoelectric interface

Jessica Barnes, Matthew Dyson, Kianoush Nazarpour

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Abstract

With commercial prosthetic hands, executing some everyday movements, for example, concurrent grasp and bending of the wrist to pick up an object from a high shelf, is very challenging. We hypothesised that after the loss of the hand, the flexibility of the nervous system enables prosthesis users to bypass the innate biomechanical constraints on upper-limb muscles and joints. We show that users are able to learn to operate a myoelectric-controlled interface by flexibly contracting pairs of hand and forearm muscles. The use of these novel activity patterns can have a transformative effect on the control of future prosthetic hands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages002846-002849
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1897-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1898-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2017
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Badapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 Oct 201612 Oct 2016
http://smc2016.org/

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Abbreviated titleSMC 2016
CountryHungary
CityBadapest
Period9/10/1612/10/16
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