EMG-Driven Physiological Model for Upper Limb

  • Ran Tao
  • Shane XieEmail author
  • Wei Meng


This chapter presents an EMG-driven elbow physiological model for the elbow flexion/extension movement in the sagittal plane. The upper limb is assumed to be comprised of two rigid body components (the upper arm, and the forearm and hand). Elbow flexion/extension motion is modelled by the ulna rotating about a friction hinge joint where it meets the humerus.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.School of Information EngineeringWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  4. 4.The University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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