A multimodal brain-arm interface for operation of complex robotic systems and upper limb motor recovery

Michele Folgheraiter, Elsa Andrea Kirchner, Anett Seeland, Su Kyoung Kim, Mathias Jordan, Hendrik Woehrle, Bertold Bongardt, Steffen Schmidt, Jan Christian Albiez, Frank Kirchner

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Abstract

This work introduces the architecture of a novel brain-arm haptic interface usable to improve the operation of complex robotic systems, or to deliver a fine rehabilitation therapy to the human upper limb. The proposed control scheme combines different approaches from the areas of robotics, neuroscience and human-machine interaction in order to overcome the limitations of each single field. Via the adaptive Brain Reading Interface (aBRI) user movements are anticipated by classification of surface electroencephalographic data in a millisecond range. This information is afterwards integrated into the control strategy of a wearable exoskeleton in order to finely modulate its impedance and therefore to comply with the motion preparation of the user. Results showing the efficacy of the proposed control approach are presented for the single joint case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIODEVICES 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices
Pages150-162
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2011
EventInternational Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, BIODEVICES 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jan 26 2011Jan 29 2011

Publication series

NameBIODEVICES 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, BIODEVICES 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period1/26/111/29/11

Keywords

  • Adaptive brain reading interface
  • Bereitschaftspotential
  • Bio-inspired design
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Haptic interface
  • Lateralized readiness potential
  • Support vector machine
  • Wearable exoskeleton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Folgheraiter, M., Kirchner, E. A., Seeland, A., Kim, S. K., Jordan, M., Woehrle, H., Bongardt, B., Schmidt, S., Albiez, J. C., & Kirchner, F. (2011). A multimodal brain-arm interface for operation of complex robotic systems and upper limb motor recovery. In BIODEVICES 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices (pp. 150-162). (BIODEVICES 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices).