Blana, D, Chadwick, EK, van den Bogert, AJ and Murray, WM (2016) Real-time simulation of hand motion for prosthesis control. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 20 (5). pp. 540-549. ISSN 1476-8259

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Individuals with hand amputation suffer substantial loss of independence. Performance of sophisticated prostheses is limited by the ability to control them. To achieve natural and simultaneous control of all wrist and hand motions, we propose to use real-time biomechanical simulation to map between residual EMG and motions of the intact hand. Here we describe a musculoskeletal model of the hand using only extrinsic muscles to determine whether real-time performance is possible. Simulation is 1.3 times faster than real time, but the model is locally unstable. Methods are discussed to increase stability and make this approach suitable for prosthesis control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: musculoskeletal modelling, forward dynamics, prosthetics, hand
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2016 10:33
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2021 14:56

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