IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

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Fit to Burst: Toward Noninvasive Estimation of Achilles Tendon Load Using Burst Vibrations
In this study, we present a novel method of noninvasively estimating mechanical load in the Achilles tendon using burst vibrations. These vibrations, produced by a small vibration motor on the skin superficial to the tendon, are sensed by a skin-mounted accelerometer, which measures the tendon’s response to burst excitation under varying tensile load. Characteristic changes in the burst response profile as a function of tendon tension are observed and used as inputs to an ML model, which yields accurate (R2 = 0.85) estimates of ankle loading during gait. Preliminary results of a fully wearable ankle load monitor are also presented... Read more
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Restoring Natural Forearm Rotation in Transradial Osseointegrated Amputees
    Osseointegrated transradial prostheses have the potential to preserve the natural range of wrist rotation, which improves the performance of activities of daily living and reduces compensatory movements that potentially lead to secondary health problems over time. This is possible by... Read more
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Design and Integration of an Inexpensive Wearable Mechanotactile Feedback System for Myoelectric Prostheses
     Abstract The aim of this study was to demonstrate the functionality of an inexpensive mechanotactile sensory feedback system for transhumeral myoelectric prostheses. We summarize the development of a tactile-integrated prosthesis including (i) evaluation of sensors that were retrofit onto existing commercial... Read more