A new approach of multi-d.o.f prosthetic control

Giovanni Magenes*, Federico Passaglia, Emanuele Secco

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    Abstract

    In this paper we propose a new method to enhance prosthetics functionality, that integrates concepts extracted from the neuroscience background with the technology mainly exploited in prosthetic control. This new method allows controlling mufti-degrees of freedom (d.o.f.) prostheses with signals having few d.o.f.

    After comparing solutions in the literature that allow multi-d.o.f. prostheses management, an approach to control a 15 d.o.f. virtual hand with 2 d.o.f. input signals is reported: the procedure can be easily extended to the use of EMG input signals. Previous literature and preliminary trials confirm that the motor learning map - intrinsic to the proposed controller may be learnt and adopted to easily control dexterous prostheses.

    Further tests with EMG signals and real artificial hands are foreseen.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vols 1-8
    Place of PublicationNEW YORK
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages3443-3446
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1814-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 20 Aug 200824 Aug 2008

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE
    ISSN (Print)1557-170X

    Conference

    Conference30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period20/08/200824/08/2008

    Keywords

    • HAND

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