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Virginia Commonwealth University

2015

Advanced prostheses

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Evaluation Of A Novel Myoelectric Training Device, Joshua A. Arenas Jan 2015

Evaluation Of A Novel Myoelectric Training Device, Joshua A. Arenas

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Recent technological developments have implemented the use of proportional control in prosthetic hands, giving rise to the importance of appropriate myoelectric control. EMG models in the past have assumed a linear proportionality to simplify the EMG-force relationships. However, it has been shown that a non-linear EMG-force relationship may be a more effective model. This study focused on evaluating three different control algorithms for a novel myoelectric training device, consisting of a toy car controlled by EMG signals from the distal muscles in the arm. Sixteen healthy adult subjects (5 male and 11 female) with an average age of 23.6 ...