A Semi-Active Hybrid Neuroprosthesis for Restoring Lower Limb Function in Paraplegics

Kirsch, Nicholas ;   Alibeji, Naji ;   Fisher, Lee ;   Gregory, Chris ;   Sharma, Nitin

Tags Motor neuroprostheses - Neuromuscular stimulationMotor neuroprostheses - ProsthesesHuman performance - Gait

Through the application of functional electrical stimulation (FES) individuals with paraplegia can regain lost walking function. However, due to...

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Effects of Non-Training Movements on the Performance of Motion Classification in Electromyography Pattern Recognition

Li, Xiangxin ;   Chen, Shixiong ;   Zhang, Haoshi ;   Zhang, Xiufeng ;   Li, Guanglin

Tags Motor neuroprostheses - ProsthesesNeural signals - Coding

In electromyography pattern-recognition-based control of a multifunctional prosthesis, it would be inevitable for the users to unintentionally...

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Intelligent Algorithm Tuning PID Method of Function Electrical Stimulation Using Knee Joint Angle

Qiu, Shuang ;   He, Feng ;   Tang, Jiabei ;   Xu, Jiapeng ;   Zhang, Lixin ;   Zhao, Xin ;   Qi, Hongzhi ;   Zhou, Peng ;   Cheng, Xiaoman ;   Wan, Bai-kun ;   Ming, Dong

Tags Motor neuroprostheses - Neuromuscular stimulation

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) could restore motor functions for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). By applying electric current...

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Magnetic Stimulation of Mammalian Peripheral Nerves in Vivo: An Alternative to Functional Electrical Stimulation

Kagan, Zachary ;   RamRakhyani, Anil ;   khan, Faisal ;   Lazzi, Gianluca ;   Normann, Richard ;   Warren, David

Tags Motor neuroprostheses - Neuromuscular stimulationNeural interfaces - Implantable systems

Functional electrical stimulation is the current gold standard for stimulating neuronal interfaces for functional neuromuscular and cortical...

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Motor Cortical Decoding Performance Depends on Controlled System Order

Matlack, Charlie ;   Haddock, Andrew ;   Moritz, Chet ;   Chizeck, Howard

Tags Motor neuroprosthesesNeuromuscular systems - Computational modelingWearable systems for neurorehabilitation - Decoding algorithms

Recent advances in intracortical brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) for position control have leveraged state estimators to decode intended...

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Open-Source, Low-Cost, Compliant, Modular, Underactuated Fingers: Towards Affordable Prostheses for Partial Hand Amputations

Liarokapis, Minas ;   Zisimatos, Agisilaos ;   Bousiou, Melina ;   Kyriakopoulos, Kostas

Tags Motor neuroprosthesesMotor neuroprostheses - Prostheses

In this paper we present a series of design directions for the development of affordable, compliant, modular, underactuated robot fingers,...

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Preliminary Design of an Energy Storing Orthosis for Providing Gait to People with Spinal Cord Injury

Boughner, Kyle ;   Durfee, William

Tags Motor neuroprostheses - RoboticsHuman performance - Gait

A new design is proposed for an energy storing orthosis (ESO) that restores walking to people with spinal cord injury by combining functional...

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Towards better Understanding and Reducing the Effect of Limb Position on Myoelectric Upper-Limb Prostheses

Masters, Matthew ;   Smith, Ryan J ;   Soares, Alcimar ;   Thakor, Nitish

Tags Motor neuroprostheses - ProsthesesNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applications

Myoelectric control of prosthetic devices tend to rely on classification schemes of extracted features of EMG data. Those features however,...

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Using Surface EMG Signals to Volitionally Control Ankle Joint Position for Powered Transtibial Prostheses

Chen, Baojun ;   Wang, Qining ;   Wang, Long

Tags Motor neuroprostheses - ProsthesesMotor neuroprostheses - RoboticsWearable systems for neurorehabilitation

Improving the intuitiveness of the human-machine interface is an important issue for powered prosthesis control. In this paper, we aim to...

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Using Thin-Film Piezoelectret to Detect Tactile and Slip Signals for Restoring Sensation of Prosthetic Hands

Fang, Peng ;   Tian, Lan ;   Zheng, Yue ;   Huang, Jianping ;   Li, Guanglin

Tags Motor neuroprostheses - ProsthesesMotor neuroprostheses - Robotics

Most of the currently available prosthetic hands do not have a proper sensation of touching and slipping. Thus it is not easy for arm...

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Using Wavelet Analysis to Reveal the Muscle Functional Recovery Following Nerve Reinnervation in a Rat Model

Zhou, Hui ;   Yang, Lin ;   Zhang, Liangqing ;   Wu, Fengxia ;   Huang, Jianping ;   Li, Guanglin

Tags Motor neuroprosthesesMotor neuroprostheses - Prostheses

Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) technique has been successful in many amputees for providing sufficient electromyography (EMG) signal to...

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