publication . Article . 2005

Refined Myoelectric Control in Below-Elbow Amputees Using Artificial Neural Networks and a Data Glove

Fredrik C.P. Sebelius; Birgitta N. Rosén; Göran Lundborg;
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  • Published: 22 Jul 2005 Journal: The Journal of Hand Surgery, volume 30, pages 780-789 (issn: 0363-5023, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Purpose: To develop a system for refined motor control of artificial hands based on multiple electromyographic (EMG) recordings, allowing multiple patterns of hand movements. Methods: Five subjects with traumatic below-elbow amputations and 1 subject with a congenital below-elbow failure of formation performed 10 imaginary movements with their phantom hand while surface electrodes recorded the EMG data. In a training phase a data glove with 18 degrees of freedom was used for positional recording of movements in the contralateral healthy hand. These movements were performed at the same time as the imaginary movements in the phantom hand. An artificial neural netw...
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Medical Subject Headings: body regionsequipment and supplies
free text keywords: Surgery, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Wired glove, Hand movements, Thumb, medicine.anatomical_structure, Electromyography, medicine.diagnostic_test, Prosthesis, medicine.medical_treatment, Elbow, Motor control, Artificial neural network, business.industry, business, Physical medicine and rehabilitation
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