Intention recognition for FES in a grasp-and-release task using volitional EMG and inertial sensors
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) facilitates the motor recovery of the hand function after stroke. The integration of biofeedback and other strategies to actively involve a patient in the therapy is important for the rehabilitation progress. We introduce a combined control approach for a FES-driven neuroprosthesis using volitional electromyo-graphy (vEMG) and motion capturing via a novel inertial sensor network for patients that still possess a residual activity in the paralyzed muscles. A real-time vEMG measurement and signal processing in between stimulation pulses has been realized during active FES. Experiments showed that our system allows for quick adaption to individual users.
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Published in: Current directions in biomedical engineering, 10.1515/cdbme-2017-0034, De Gruyter