Digital Controller for Artificial Limbs fed by Implanted Neuromuscular Interfaces via Osseointegration
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Despite the technological progress in robotics, mechatronic limbs still lack functionality, reliability and comfort. This work builds upon osseointegration and implanted neuromuscular interfaces for the realization of an embedded system for artificial upper limb control. The controller allows for bioelectric signals acquisition, processing, decoding and prosthetic control. It includes a neurostimulator to provide direct neural feedback aimed for restoration of tactile sensations. It was designed to be reliably used in activities of daily living, as well as a research platform to monitor prosthesis usage and training, machine learning based control techniques and neural stimulation paradigms. The system has passed bench tests and its functionality was proven in a first pilot patient.

OHMG

EMG

neurostimulator

osseointegration

prosthetic control

embedded controller

Author

Enzo Mastinu

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Signals and Systems

Max Jair Ortiz Catalan

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Signals and Systems

Bo Håkansson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Signals and Systems

38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

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Subject Categories

Other Medical Engineering

Embedded Systems

Robotics

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10/7/2017