A 3D virtual model of the knee driven by EMG signals

Massimo Sartori*, Gaetano Chemello, Enrico Pagello

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Abstract

A 3D virtual model of the human lower extremity has been developed for the purpose of examining how the neuromuscular system controls the muscles and generates the desired movement. Our virtual knee currently incorporates the major muscles spanning the knee joint and it is used to estimate the knee joint moment. Beside that we developed a graphical interface that allows the user to visualize the skeletal geometry and the movements imparted to it. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design objectives and the implementation of our EMGdriven virtual knee. We finally compared the virtual knee behavior with the torque performed by the test subject in order to obtain a qualitative validation of our model. Within the next future our aim is to develop a real-time EMG-driven exoskeleton for knee rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAI*IA 2007: Artificial Intelligence and Human-Oriented Computing
Subtitle of host publication10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Rome, Italy, September 10-13, 2007. Proceedings
EditorsRoberto Basili, Maria Teresa Pazienza
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages591-601
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-74782-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-74781-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, AI IA 2007 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 Sep 200713 Sep 2007
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume4733
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349
NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligencee
PublisherSpringer

Conference

Conference10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, AI IA 2007
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period10/09/0713/09/07

Keywords

  • Exoskeleton
  • Human knee
  • Index terms - EMG signals
  • Simulation

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    Sartori, M., Chemello, G., & Pagello, E. (2007). A 3D virtual model of the knee driven by EMG signals. In R. Basili, & M. T. Pazienza (Eds.), AI*IA 2007: Artificial Intelligence and Human-Oriented Computing: 10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Rome, Italy, September 10-13, 2007. Proceedings (pp. 591-601). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 4733), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligencee). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74782-6_51