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Intuitive Control of a Prosthetic Elbow

  • Manelle Merad
  • Étienne de Montalivet
  • Agnès Roby-Brami
  • Nathanaël JarrasséEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 15)

Abstract

Many transhumeral amputees deplore the lack of functionality of their prosthesis, mostly caused by a counter-intuitive control strategy. This work is the first implementation of an automatic prosthesis control approach based on natural coordinations between upper limb joints and IMU-based humeral orientation measurement. One healthy individual was able to use the prosthetic elbow, fitted with a prosthetic forearm and attached to the subject’s upper arm, to point at targets with an encouragingly small error.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manelle Merad
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Étienne de Montalivet
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Agnès Roby-Brami
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Nathanaël Jarrassé
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.CNRSParisFrance
  2. 2.INSERMParisFrance
  3. 3.Sorbonne Universit’esParisFrance

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