Grasping force and slip feedback through vibrotactile stimulation to be used in myoelectric forearm prostheses

Heintje Johanna Berendina Muijzer-Witteveen, Johan Swanik Rietman, Petrus H. Veltink

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    Abstract

    User feedback about grasping force or slip of objects is lacking in current myoelectric forearm prostheses, resulting in a high number of prosthesis abandonment, because a high level of concentration is required to hold an object. Several approaches to provide force feedback to the user via vibrotactile stimulation have been described in literature, but none of them have investigated the optimal stimulation parameters. This study describes an evaluation of three modulation techniques to provide force feedback. Furthermore, the same modulation techniques to provide slip feedback were evaluated, which has not been described before. The performance in virtual object holding tasks was significantly improved in most cases compared to the non-feedback situation, but at the cost of an increased task duration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Pages2969-2972
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4119-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
    Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012 - Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, United States
    Duration: 28 Aug 20121 Sep 2012
    Conference number: 34

    Publication series

    NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    PublisherIEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
    ISSN (Print)1557-170X

    Conference

    Conference34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego
    Period28/08/121/09/12

    Keywords

    • EWI-22574
    • grasping force
    • slip
    • METIS-289796
    • Vibrotactile feedback
    • myoelectric forearm prostheses
    • IR-82215
    • virtual setup

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