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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.

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Intention recognition for FES in a grasp-and-release task using volitional EMG and inertial sensors

Christina Salchow / Andreas Dorn / Markus Valtin / Thomas Schauer
Published Online: 2017-09-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0034

Abstract

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) facilitates the motor recovery of the hand function after stroke. The integration of biofeedback and other strategies to actively in-volve a patient in the therapy is important for the rehabili-tation progress. We introduce a combined control approach for a FES-driven neuroprosthesis using volitional electromyo-graphy (vEMG) and motion capturing via a novel inertial sensor network for patients that still possess a residual activity in the paralyzed muscles. A real-time vEMG measurement and signal processing in between stimulation pulses has been realized during active FES. Experiments showed that our system allows for quick adaption to individual users.

Keywords: Functional electrical stimulation; volitional EMG; inertial sensors; hand neuroprosthesis; grasping

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Published Online: 2017-09-07


Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 161–165, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0034.

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©2017 Christina Salchow et al., published by De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. BY-NC-ND 4.0

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