IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

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Hybrid Tongue – Myoelectric Control Improves Functional Use of a Robotic Hand Prosthesis
To achieve increased clinical impact with myoelectric upper limb prostheses, control schemes need to effectively perform different grasping actions and simple manipulation tasks enabling the execution of Activities of Daily Living (ADL). In this comparative study we demonstrate, that a control scheme allowing for direct activation of grasps using a tongue interface, and proportional control of opening and closing using two EMG signals, can be an attractive method for providing enhanced control of multifunctional prosthetic hands. This was shown using functional evaluation focusing on the completion of ADL tasks characterised by bimanual activities, which are particularly challenging for prostheses users... Read more