Tactile myography: an off-line assessment on intact subjects and one upper-limb disabled

Castellini C, Kõiva R, Pasluosta C, Viegas C, Eskofier BM (Submitted)
Technologies / SI: Assistive Robotics.

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Human-machine interfaces to control prosthetic devices still suffer from scarce dexterity and low reliability; for this reason the community of assistive robotics is exploring novel solutions to the problem of myocontrol. In this work we present experimental results pointing in the direction that one such method, namely Tactile Myography (TMG), can improve the situation. In particular, we use a shape-conformable high-resolution tactile bracelet wrapped around the forearm/residual limb to discriminate several wrist and finger activations performed by intact subjects and a trans-radial amputated person. Several combinations of features/classifiers were tested to discriminate among the activations. The balanced accuracy obtained by the best classifier/feature combination was on average 89.15% (intact subjects) and 88.72% (amputated subject); when considering wrist activations only, the results were on average 98.44% for the intact subjects and 98.72% for the amputee. Remarkably, the results obtained by the amputee are statistically indistinguishable from those obtained by the intact subjects. This suggests that TMG is a viable technique for myoprosthetic control, either as a replacement of, or as a companion to, traditional surface electromyography.
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Castellini C, Kõiva R, Pasluosta C, Viegas C, Eskofier BM. Tactile myography: an off-line assessment on intact subjects and one upper-limb disabled. Technologies / SI: Assistive Robotics. Submitted.
Castellini, C., Kõiva, R., Pasluosta, C., Viegas, C., & Eskofier, B. M. (Submitted). Tactile myography: an off-line assessment on intact subjects and one upper-limb disabled. Technologies / SI: Assistive Robotics
Castellini, C., Kõiva, R., Pasluosta, C., Viegas, C., and Eskofier, B. M. (Submitted). Tactile myography: an off-line assessment on intact subjects and one upper-limb disabled. Technologies / SI: Assistive Robotics.
Castellini, C., et al., Submitted. Tactile myography: an off-line assessment on intact subjects and one upper-limb disabled. Technologies / SI: Assistive Robotics.
C. Castellini, et al., “Tactile myography: an off-line assessment on intact subjects and one upper-limb disabled”, Technologies / SI: Assistive Robotics, Submitted.
Castellini, C., Kõiva, R., Pasluosta, C., Viegas, C., Eskofier, B.M.: Tactile myography: an off-line assessment on intact subjects and one upper-limb disabled. Technologies / SI: Assistive Robotics. (Submitted).
Castellini, Claudio, Kõiva, Risto, Pasluosta, Cristian, Viegas, Carla, and Eskofier, Björn M. “Tactile myography: an off-line assessment on intact subjects and one upper-limb disabled”. Technologies / SI: Assistive Robotics (Submitted).
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