Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings

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Development of a Sustainable and Ergonomic Interface for the EMG Control of Prosthetic Hands

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_41,
        author={Emanuele Secco and Cedric Moutschen and Andualem Maereg and Mark Barrett-Baxendale and David Reid and Atulya Nagar},
        title={Development of a Sustainable and Ergonomic Interface for the EMG Control of Prosthetic Hands},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2017},
        month={6},
        keywords={Textile wearable human-machine interface EMG textile electrodes Upper limb prostheses},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_41}
    }
    
  • Emanuele Secco
    Cedric Moutschen
    Andualem Maereg
    Mark Barrett-Baxendale
    David Reid
    Atulya Nagar
    Year: 2017
    Development of a Sustainable and Ergonomic Interface for the EMG Control of Prosthetic Hands
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_41
Emanuele Secco1,*, Cedric Moutschen1,*, Andualem Maereg1,*, Mark Barrett-Baxendale1,*, David Reid1,*, Atulya Nagar1,*
  • 1: Liverpool Hope University
*Contact email: seccoe@hope.ac.uk, cedric.moutschen@imaxpro.be, maerega@hope.ac.uk, barretm@hope.ac.uk, Reidd@hope.ac.uk, nagara@hope.ac.uk

Abstract

Most of the interfaces of the current upper limb prosthetic device are rigid. However, human limbs and body are a combination of rigid and soft parts. Such a combination inherently suggests to implement soft ergonomic interfaces between the human body and such prosthetic devices. To this aim we have developed a novel set of wearable solutions, including a textile sleeve embedding EMG electrodes for the control of hand prosthesis. This interface has been integrated and preliminary tested in order to control a 5 d.o.f. low cost robotic hand.