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Comparison of electromyography and forceas interfaces for prosthetic control

Elaine A. Corbett, MS, et al.

Figure 8. Decomposition of neural command signal processed by human operator. EMG = electromyography.

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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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Corbett EA, Perreault EJ, Kuiken TA. Comparison of electromyography and force as interfaces for prosthetic control. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(6):629-42.
ResearcherID: Elaine A. Corbett, MS: C-3562-2011

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