Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

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Stability during Stairmill Ascent with Upward and Downward Applied Forces on the Pelvis
This study investigates how external vertical forces on the pelvis change the stability of stairmill climbing and other gait parameters such as kinematics and muscle activity. We use a Tethered Pelvic Assist Device (TPAD) to apply forces on the pelvis... Read more
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Stable Responsive EMG Sequence Prediction and Adaptive Reinforcement with Temporal Convolutional Networks
Movement prediction from EMG can be performed by compressing a short window of EMG into a feature-encoding that is meaningful for classification— an approach that can cause erratic prediction behavior. Temporal convolutional networks (TCN) leverage temporal information from EMG to achieve superior predictions for 3 simultaneous degrees-of-freedom that are more accurate and stable, have a very low response delay, and allow for novel types of interactive training. Addressing EMG decoding as a sequential prediction problem requires a new set of considerations that will lead to enhancements in the reliability, responsiveness, and movement complexity available from prosthesis control systems... Read more