Myoelectric control of a powered knee prosthesis for volitional movement during non-weight-bearing activities

Kevin H. Ha, Huseyin Atakan Varol, Michael Goldfarb

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Abstract

This paper describes a means of controlling the knee movement of a powered knee prosthesis during non-weight-bearing activity such as sitting, by utilizing surface EMG from the quadriceps and hamstring muscle groups in the residual limb. The method was implemented on a powered prosthesis on three amputee subjects, and experimental results are presented characterizing the ability of the amputee subjects to control knee motion. A comparison of the trajectory tracking error between the amputees' prosthetic and intact knees indicates that the EMG-based volitional controller provides similar trajectory tracking capability to the native (i.e., intact) knee joint.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
Pages3515-3518
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Aug 31 2010Sep 4 2010

Publication series

Name2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10

Other

Other2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period8/31/109/4/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Health Informatics

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