A Biomechanical Model for the Development of Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis Control Systems

B. Peerdeman, D.W. van Baal, Daphne Boere, L.A.C. Kallenberg, Stefano Stramigioli, Sarthak Misra

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    Abstract

    Advanced myoelectric hand prostheses aim to reproduce as much of the human hand's functionality as possible. Development of the control system of such a prosthesis is strongly connected to its mechanical design; the control system requires accurate information on the prosthesis' structure and the surrounding environment, which can make development difficult without a finalized mechanical prototype. This paper presents a new framework for the development of electromyographic hand control systems, consisting of a prosthesis model based on the biomechanical structure of the human hand. The model's dynamic structure uses an ellipsoidal representation of the phalanges. Other features include underactuation in the fingers and thumb modeled with bond graphs, and a viscoelastic contact model. The model's functions are demonstrated by the execution of lateral and tripod grasps, and evaluated with regard to joint dynamics and applied forces. Finally, additions are suggested with which this model can be of use in mechanical design and patient training as well.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Pages519-523
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4124-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2010
    Event32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Duration: 31 Aug 20104 Sep 2010
    Conference number: 32

    Publication series

    NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
    PublisherIEEE
    Volume2010
    ISSN (Print)1557-170X
    ISSN (Electronic)1558-4615

    Conference

    Conference32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2010
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    Country/TerritoryArgentina
    CityBuenos Aires
    Period31/08/104/09/10

    Keywords

    • Prosthetics
    • Control
    • Modeling

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