Finger movements classification for the dexterous control of upper limb prosthesis using EMG signals

Ali Al-Timemy*, Guido Bugmann, Nicholas Outram, Javier Escudero, Hai Li

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Abstract

Nowadays, there are thousands of disabled people around the world who had lost a limb. The majority of them are hand amputees with different level of amputation ranging from elbow disarticulation to upper digits amputation[1]. To bring those people back to normal life, amputees used artificial hand prosthesis controlled by the muscle signal known as Surface Electromyography (sEMG) recorded form the skin surface of residual limb of the amputee. The muscle signal is also commonly named as myoelectric signal. These devices will help amputees to improve their lives and make them self-confident. It has been reported that EMG activity recorded from the amputee forearm muscles after hand amputation are similar to EMG of healthy subjects [2, 3]. Therefore, there is still an EMG signal when the amputee intends to perform a movement. This fact has inspired researchers to develop EMG signal processing algorithms for the control of a prosthetic hand with the electrical signal of the muscles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Autonomous Robotics - Joint Proceedings of the 13th Annual TAROS Conference and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress
Pages434-435
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventJoint of the 13th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2012 and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7429 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceJoint of the 13th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2012 and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period20/08/1223/08/12

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