Highly Intuitive 3-DOF Simultaneous and Proportional Myocontrol of Wrist and Hand

Markus Nowak*, I. Vujaklija, Claudio Castellini, Dario Farina

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While simultaneous and proportional activation of multiple degrees of freedom (DOFs) is supported by novel prosthetic hands, there are still no commercial controllers to appropriately enable it. Here, we test a ridge regression based myocontrol method in two real-time scenarios: 13 subjects with an extended high-density EMG electrode set (192 channels) and 4 subjects with a reduced set of electrodes (16 channels). In each scenario, the algorithm was trained on 3 repetitions of single DOF motions (rest, wrist flexion/extension and rotation, and hand closing) and then subjects were asked to reach 24 on-screen goals consisting of one-DOF, two-DOF, and three-DOF targets. The results showed that participants were able to reach all types of targets and that their one-DOF success rate remained high despite the simultaneous control of multiple DoFs (95.9 ± 5.7 %). Moreover, the performance did not significantly change when reducing the number of electrodes (97.6 ± 4.5 % for 16 channels).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConverging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation IV
EditorsDiego Torricelli, Metin Akay, Jose L. Pons
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030703165
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventInternational Conference on NeuroRehabilitation - Virtual, Online
Duration: 13 Oct 202016 Oct 2020
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570


ConferenceInternational Conference on NeuroRehabilitation
Abbreviated titleICNR
CityVirtual, Online


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