In this study, we tested three control interfaces for upper-limb prostheses. We compared the performance of myoelectric control with force and position, two more direct means for humans to interact with the environment. We used a tracking task to conduct the tests, in which myoelectric control performed as effectively as force control. To explore the limits of the myoelectric control interface, we also evaluated it at different tracking frequencies. The results will be useful in designing prostheses.
Volume 48 Number 6, 2011
Pages 629 — 642
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