Virtual reality training and EMG control of the MANUS hand prosthesis

Jose L Pons*, R. Ceres, E. Rocon, S. Levin, I. Markovitz, B. Saro, D. Reynaerts, W. Van Moorleghem, L. Bueno

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The design of multifunctional upper limb prosthetics has been investigated in recent years. Several areas or research need to be developed for successful implementation of dextrous upper limb prosthesis, in particular better EMG interfaces for implementing command languages. This article introduces a novel three-bit EMG command language concept as a user interface for the multifunctional MANUS prosthesis prototype. Following the global approach proposed by MANUS, a training process and the supporting Virtual Reality training software are also presented. The last section describes the evaluation process and the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-317
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2005


  • EMG control
  • Prosthesis
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Science Applications


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