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Error rate in five-state myoelectric control systems

  • J. E. Paciga
  • P. D. Richard
  • R. N. Scott
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Abstract

A myoelectric control system is one in which the operation of a device is controlled by the electric potential produced by voluntary contraction of a muscle. The utilisation of a single muscle site for the 3-state control of a myoelectric prosthesis has proven beneficial for certain amputees. It has been proposed that a single muscle site could be used for 5-state control, perhaps for an elbow and hand. This paper presents a preliminary study of the error probability for 5-state control.

Keywords

Man-machine systems Multistate control Myoelectric control Prosthetics 

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© IFMBE 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Paciga
    • 1
  • P. D. Richard
    • 1
  • R. N. Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.Bio-Engineering InstituteUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

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