Implantable Myoelectric Sensors (IMES) for Upper-Extremity Prosthesis Control - Preliminary Work

R. F.Ff Weir*, P. R. Troyk, G. DeMichele, Todd A Kuiken

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Abstract

We are developing a multi-channel/multifunction prosthetic hand/arm controller system capable of receiving and processing signals from up to sixteen Implanted MyoElectric Sensors (IMES). A BION® II package will house the implantable electrode electronics and associated circuitry. An external prosthesis controller will decipher user intent from telemetry sent over a transcutaneous magnetic link by the implanted electrodes. The same link will provide power for the implanted electrodes. Development of such a system will greatly increase the number of control sources available to amputees for control of their prostheses. This will encourage the design and fitting of more functional prostheses than are currently available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1562-1565
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventA New Beginning for Human Health: Proceddings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Sep 17 2003Sep 21 2003

Keywords

  • Implant
  • Myoelectric
  • Neuroprosthesis
  • Prosthesis
  • Sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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